Trail Report: Turtle Rock 5.5.15

I think I start to go through Vedauwoo withdrawals if I don’t get up there at least once a month.

Vedauwoo is a magical place. I love it there.

This morning I looked at the fog and rain on top of the summit and decided to bundle the kids up anyway and head to Vedauwoo.

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We hiked along the eastern section of the Turtle Rock trail until they got tired, then I schlepped them out, tossed one on my back and the other in our Chariot and walked up the road and along the paved pathway through Box Canyon (just past the Gazebo). In the canyon we did a little bit of scrambling around on the wet granite rocks. turtle rock 3

The weather was cool, wet and misty and we had so much fun hiking through the fog.

It was indeed a beautiful morning at Vedauwoo.

Here are the current trail conditions.

  • Date: 5/5/15
  • Time: 9-11:15 am
  • Temperature: 35-40°F (ish).
  • Weather: Cool, rainy, foggy, misty
  • Wind: None
  • Trails Hiked: Portions of Turtle Rock & Box Canyon.
  • Trail Conditions: Trails were damp but surprisingly not too muddy. There were a few patches of snow off the trail, but it won’t last long. Turtle Rock is perfectly hike-able right now, I’d give it a few days to dry out before trying to mountain bike there.

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You can grab a free trail map for the Vedauwoo trail network here or check out our app and Trail Deck.

What are the other trail conditions in the area?

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