This loop covers an area immediately south of Idaho Springs. You can reach start of the trail in just a few minutes. Not particularly scenic because much of the trail is in the trees. Covered shelter at Waypoint 05 is handy if you have a group that wants to get together. Lots of dispersed camping nearby. Trail is closed to motorized traffic Dec. 2 to June 14.
Submitted by Paul
This loop has been closed just south of waypoint 5 in the book. Steel gates with locks and barb wire fences and signs saying private property, trespassers will be prosecuted. It looks closed for about 1 mile. You can still go most of the way around but you have to come back the way you came.