Midland Hill Trail is a section of the fantastic trail system by Buena Vista Recreation. Hike, bike, or run, for miles with sensational views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas Valley below.

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Choose your trail, cross the Arkansas River, and find a path. Midland Hill was our goal today to catch the views.

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We often make the trails in winter here for a get-outside day and enjoy the mountain air. Midland Hill is one of the highest points for incredible views. 

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Every hike here has been pleasant, with gorgeous views and different terrain not found at higher elevations. 

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It’s February, and conditions have become increasingly icy as we approach the final uphill scramble to reach the summit. We decided to turn around. Not having the proper gear on our boots made it challenging. Attach microspikes to your pack on every Colorado hike in winter!

With so many options, the trail system is for everyone, any age. 

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TIDBITS

3.5 Approx miles out & back

Rated: Easy/moderate

Located within the > Barbra Whipple Trail System

Start the hike at BV Whitewater Park

Ample parking

No fees

Restrooms

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Inter-Laken Trail

A family favorite, year-round!

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Hope Pass via Willis Gulch Trail

Challenging and Fantastic!

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Ptarmigan Lake Trail

Moderate beauty!

Can't wait to see you on the trail!

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