The park has seven miles of trails connecting the north and south ends of the park. In total, the park contains about three miles of universally-accessible concrete trails and 11 miles of natural surface trails. This is a multi-use trail so make sure you yield to hikers.
All three park areas (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Dallas Creek, and Dutch Charlie) provide some universally-accessible trails close to picnic areas and restrooms. Three of the park’s trails, including the Forest Discovery Nature Trail, are self-guided educational nature trails for visitors to learn more about the vegetation, wildlife and geology of this area.
The most popular trails include: Mear’s Bay Trail, a one-mile concrete trail with views of waterfowl and the San Juan Mountains reflected in the bay; Marmot Run Trail, a 1.8-mile universally-accessible trail running along the east shore of the Uncompahgre River and the Ridgway Reservoir; Enchanted Mesa Trail, the longest and most physically challenging trail in the park with 2.5 miles along the mesa and slopes; and Cookie Tree Trail, a steep, one-mile long trail linking the Dutch Charlie area of the park to the Dallas Creek Day Use area.