Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two Brands Trail, Hildebrand Ranch Park

Two Brands Trail
Hildebrand Ranch Park

Date Hiked: October 30, 2012

Distance: 5.3 mi (RT)

Elevation Min/Max: 5,469 to 5,886ft

Managing Agency: Jefferson County Open Space

Hildebrand Ranch Website (Jeffco)
Two Brands Trail Map (Google Maps)

Directions:  From Denver, take I-70 West to C-470 South.  Follow C-470 South to the S. Wadsworth Exit.  Make a right on S. Wadsworth and a quick right onto W. Deer Creek Canyon Road.  The trailhead and parking area will be on the left (south).

Hildebrand Ranch is one of the newest Jefferson County Open Space Parks and the Two Brands Trail is the only trail in the park.  The trail is a loop that skirts the base of the Hogback over rolling hills and leads to Trailmark Park.  The trail then winds through a residential area, and leads back to the parking area across open meadows.  The trail is pleasant, quiet, and easy to follow.  The only tricky situation is when you go through the residential area.  Keep an eye out for trail signs and follow the paved trails east and you'll find your way.

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