Upper Hall Valley

4.5/5 (20 reviews)
Grant, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 06/13/2022
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Highlights

Hall Valley is a quick, relatively easy, scenic 4x4 trail that is close to Denver, Colorado. It leads you through aspen, pine, and finally into an open basin where you can explore the old structures of the Missouri Mine by foot. There are other four-wheel drive trails nearby such as Red Cone, Webster, and Beaver Lakes along with the Gibson Lake and Whale Peak hiking trails. Hall Valley is named after Colonel William Jairus Hall, a local mine owner.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (20 reviews)
Sk
200
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran this trail yesterday as part of the hike to Whale Peak, no snow yet. Nice little trail that leads to a mining area, although you can’t get too close to the mine as there’s a gate blocking the area due to high radiation. Okay views, seems like it’s really just used to get you to camping/hiking. I’d probably give this trail closer to a 3 rating just due to how rocky it is. No problems in a lifted 4Runner on 33s at 18psi, but I’d be worried about a puncture/sidewall blowout in a vehicle with a smaller profile tire.
Rory
1500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Arrived at around 11am this afternoon, maybe saw 6 people the whole time we were up. Road is definitely rocky with plenty of sharpies out lookin’ to pop your tires so airing down is essential! Plenty of dispersed camping, most of the sites are along a beautiful creek which is extremely beautiful. You have to turn around at the end due to an active mining claim, but that is absolutely not an issue. I love this trail and will absolutely be back to go camping later in the fall.
Trail Review: Upper Hall Valley - Rory
Trail Review: Upper Hall Valley - Rory
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail but pretty rocky and bumpy; I aired down to 17psi and it was comfortable but still slow-going. Plenty of camping with the best site being the last one; it’s the only one that really offers any views.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Love this trail. I first ran it in the late 1960's. Nice stream, beautiful views of snow capped mountains and really nice campsites.
Trail Review: Upper Hall Valley - Roger P.
Trail Review: Upper Hall Valley - Roger P.
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Status: Open
Visited: 06/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran Upper Hall Valley all the way to the gate at the top. Trail is in great shape with only a couple of snow drifts encroaching partway onto the trail. Easily passable while staying on trail. There was one spot where a tree had fallen across the road over winter, but it was already cut and cleared (probably by the folks who work the mine at the top). Great easy trail with lots of campsites. Perfect start for the wheeling season! : )

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