Nevadaville Loop

Soak up the history on this easy, short loop.

Total Miles
3.8

Elevation

2885.96 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

Journey through mines, old structures, buildings and cemeteries along this route to the town of Nevadaville. There are still a few people living there, so please be considerate. There is a fun kids' playground in town with a toilet. After you've explored Nevadaville, continue on Apex road or return the way you came.

Difficulty

Easy. Well-maintained, wide graded dirt road suitable for passenger cars when dry.

History

Nevadaville began with the first discovery of gold in the area in 1859. This was before Colorado became a state and the area was considered part of the western Kansas Territory. The development of Nevadaville closely parallels the growth of the Masonic Lodge, whose members were town leaders. Town meetings were held at the lodge, which is still standing today. Fires plagued the town and most residents moved out by 1900. Source: Wikipedia

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Central City: Head south through town and start up Central City Parkway. Turn right after 0.3 mile on Nevadaville Road. From I-70: Take Central City Parkway north. As you descend downhill into town, turn left on Nevadaville Road.