Abyss Trail Horseback Riding

The 4th most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

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The Abyss Trail is a magnificent route into the Mount Evans Wilderness Area winding up valleys and across streams on the way up to a steep ridge leading to Abyss Lake. Abyss Lake Trail is also known as #602. It is a 8.8 mile one-way horseback ride. The elevation starts at 9,620 feet and goes to a high point, at the lake, of 12,620 feet.

To reach the Abyss Trailhead from Denver, drive southwest on US 285 approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) onto Park County 62 (towards Guanella Pass), and drive 5.5 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is on the east (right) side of the road and is located just south of Burning Bear Campground. There is a large parking area at the trailhead.

Overall, Abyss Trail is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 58 horseback rides in Colorado.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (719) 836-2031; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Horse Council (303) 292-4981.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

Article Source:   Best Abyss Trail Horseback Riding Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=13008

GPS:  39.51091, -105.71114

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  13008

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