The Homestead Trail travels across a variety of landforms and human history. Rock art from 2,500 years ago to the modern era is pecked and painted onto canyon walls. An equinox carving exists in a crack on a canyon wall. Remains of homesteads from the late 1800s and early 1900s dot the landscape. A rock arch (Hells’ Half Acre), numerous little canyons, springs, a windmill, windblown plains, prairie flowers and juniper trees are some sights you can see as you hike this loop. Watch for great horned owls! The trail, or lack thereof, can be challenging in spots.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||253 ft|
|Duration||3 - 5 hours|
|Season||Best in spring and fall. Summer can be very hot and winter can bring blizzards and snow.|
|Trailhead Elevation||4,250 ft|
|Top Elevation||4,473 ft|
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