The multiple hiking trials near Eldorado Springs offer a unique set of trail systems for all those who dare to explore. The trail system, once known as the “Coney Island of the West,” gives hikers plenty of options to hike to history. One of the most visited landmarks is the Doudy-Debacker Dunn House. After parking in the Homestead lot, the Homestead Trail will lead you to the
The home was the original homestead of Sylvester (Andrew) Doudy, who built a portion of the home in the 1800′s. John Debacker later bought the home and added a second story. His daughter, Emma and her husband John Dunn later worked on the land as dairy farmers until their deaths in 1953.
For the audacious hikers, you can keep on keeping on. Climb 3,200 feet to Devil’s Thumb Pass for a spectacular view or head on the Shadow Trail and hook up to Mesa Trail. It offers mixed terrain with streams along the way. Keep you eyes alert because chances are you will see quitea few butterfleis along the way. The paths are incredilby smooth making this an excllent spot for beginner moutnain bikers and those trail running.
Stone building of the Doudy-Debacker Dunn House
Directions: Head west on U.S. 93. Turn right and then take a left on Eldorado Springs Drive (Colo. 170). The trailhead is on your right in 1.7 miles. Trail head is about 30 minutes from Denver.