DIRECTIONS: From I-70 exit at Evergreen Parkway and head south for about 2 miles to the town of Bergen Park. Turn right on Bergen Parkway at the sign for Filius Park. Enter the park and look for the parking lot on the right.
Filius Park is mostly used for its picnic grounds and forested environment within close proximity to Evergreen. However, Filius Park does have two short hiking trails, the Filius Park Trail and the West Filius Loop. The West Filius Loop is short but scenic with nice Front Range Views.
From the parking area just before the gate, turn down Soda Creek Road to find the small trailhead on your left. The trail starts as a wide path and begins the loop at the small staircase leading off to your right. Climb the stairs and continue a gentle climb through evergreen forest. Before too long you'll reach the top of the climb and enter a clearing with some nice views of the Front Range foothills. As the loop curves to the left, look for the rocky outcropping just off trail. The outcropping marks the western end an old picnic area that has been closed by Denver Mountain Parks. However, the rocks do offer a great view of James Peak rising on the Horizon. Head back to the trail and continue as the trail dips down through the forest and returns you to the stairs and the trailhead.
This is a short loop but it's good for kids and good for a short stroll to a nice viewpoint.
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West Filius Loop
Date Hiked: November 2, 2020
Distance: .75 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 175 ft
Elevation Min/Max: 7,7757 to 7,910 ft
Trailhead Lat/Long: 39.69594, -105.35485
Managing Agency: Denver Mountain Parks