Groomed trail
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Distance
0.70 mi (1.13 km)
Warming hut
Yes
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The Bird's Nest Trail is amongst Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort's westernmost trails, and it is a quick out-and-back from the Devil's Outlook Hut to a vista point perched above the center of Cascade Lakes.

Rated as an intermediate-level trail, a short downhill slope heads from the hut to a straightaway with views of the nearby Devil's Peak (7,704 feet) towering above the surrounding trees.

At 0.7 miles in total distance, the trail reaches a viewpoint with near panoramic views of neighboring peaks and across the snow-covered lakes. From the viewpoint, return the way you came to the Devil's Outlook Hut and the Kidd Lake / Wiesel Trails that lead back toward the central area of the resort.

A complete map of the resort can be seen here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Breathtaking views.

Cons

Very quick trail.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

6,763.00 ft (2,061.36 m)

Net Elevation Gain

80.00 ft (24.38 m)

Features

Shelters
Warming hut

Trail type

There-and-back

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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