Keystone Area Hiking TrailsTenderfoot Trail
Overview: EASY,1.8 Miles Round Trip, Elevation Gain 639’, Trail #76
2.5 mile walk with beautiful views of Lake Dillon and The Ten Mile Range. The meadow loop provides great wildflower viewing in the peak months of July and early August. This is a good trail for those getting acclimated to the altitude yet, as well as for children.
Directions From Keystone: Drive west on Hwy 6 toward Dillon. Turn right at the intersection of Evergreen Rd (approximately 6 miles). Take an immediate right onto Straight Creek RD (County Road 51) for .6 miles. Park in the designated parking area. The trailhead is about 1/4 of a mile from the parking area on the left.
Oro Grande Trail
Overview: EASY 6.5 Miles Round Trip, Elevation Gain 520’, Trail #65
The trail travels in an northwesterly direction near the base of Tenderfoot Mountain for about 3.25 miles to the Tenderfoot Trailhead located near the Dillon Water Tower. Unless you’ve parked another car at this trailhead you should retrace your steps now back to the starting point. This is a gentle, easy hike for the whole family as there is no significant elevation gain.
Buffalo Mountain and Peak One are among the impressive features that dominate the view.
This is a great winter hike for snowshoes and also an excellent site for fall Aspen viewing. It is probably best avoided on warmer summer days when the southern exposure and relatively low elevation (under 95oo’) can make for some discomfort.
Directions From Keystone: Head West on US HWY 6. Just past the light at Swan Mountain Road turn right onto Cemetery Rd.
Dercum Mountain (Keystone Resort Main Mountain)
Overview: MODERATE, Round Trip 7 Miles, Elevation Gain 2,360', Peak Elevation 11,640
Follow the easy pitch of the green groomer School Marme to the top of Dercum Mountain. Each way the hike is 3.5 miles. As you ascend check out the ski runs with the aid of a winter trail map, watch the mountain bikers from afar, and site wildflowers. At the top enjoy the vista of lake Dillon and North Peak. The Summit House is open in the summer months as well offering food and beverage, as well as a place to rest your legs.
Thinking down instead of up might be more your style? Take a scenic gondola ride to the top of the mountain and then walk down.
Directions From Keystone: Enter the main village at Gondola Rd. If taking the gondola up, park at the main skier lot to your left as you drive in. If walking up School Marme continue on to the Mountain House Base at the Peru Lift and park in the lot by the medical center.