About 4 miles southeast of Estes Park, CO lies the 1,362-acre Hermit Park Open Space in the rolling hills of Larimer County east of the Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to the variety of camping options on site, this area has a network of hiking trails snaking through the ponderosa pine forested hills and wetland meadows just south of US Hwy 36. Hiking options include a trail up to Kruger Rock (9,355ft elevation) with panoramic views, a meandering trail along the hillsides on the Limber Pine Trail and a connection to the nearby historic homestead meadows area where one can visit a number of century old homesteads in the Roosevelt National Forest.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Closed Winters 1,361 acres Larimer County Parks
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 15 7,900ft - 8,990ft

Hermit Park Open Space Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Homestead Meadows Trail #971
2 - Kruger Rock Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Homestead Meadows Trailhead
2 - Kruger Rock Trailhead
3 - Saddle Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: