Hall Ranch Open Space Park is a sprawling old ranch now accessible to outdoor enthusiasts. The trailhead is located just 1.5 miles south of Lyons. Bitterbrush Trail begins curving around low hills before climbing up via “S” curves through picturesque rocks and ponderosa pines. It levels out at the two-mile mark not far from the middle of the Hall Ranch property where hikers may enjoy the view before returning. Hardy trekkers may choose to continue along the 9.2-mile loop. Diverse ecosystems in this 3,200-plus-acre open space park support a wide variety of wildlife, from black bears to rattlesnakes. The low elevation allows the wildflower season to start off early here. By mid-May, you’ll find close to 30 species in bloom; one month later 50 kinds of wildflowers—including a flurry of white fleabanes—turn up along the first few miles of trail. Wildflower alert: A spectrum of spring wildflowers, including fleabanes, locoweed, larkspurs, and more.
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Directions to: Bitterbrushprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is May to June|
|Top Elevation||6,210 ft|
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