Davis Meadow Trail, Buena Vista CO

Here’s another trail from “”The Local’s Adventure Guide to Mellow Mountain Trails – 27 Fun Day Hikes in Salida and Buena Vista”.

The Davis Meadow Trail winds 3.6 miles out and back and takes about 2 hours. It goes through the upper end of the Fourmile Travel Management Area northeast of Buena Vista.

It’s a beautiful trail through fir, pine and aspen forest to a serene meadow with old pioneer cabins, remnants of the Swede’s Camp. Local lore says that a group of Swedish loggers built the cabin and lived in them while cutting timber for the Midland Railroad which traveled through the Fourmile area near Trout Creek Pass.

It’s a pretty easy hike and the elevation was a low of 9,387′ to a high of 9,937′. There are some nice views along the dirt road leading to the trailhead and there were some pretty wild flowers in bloom.

Davis Meadow Trailhead Wild Iris along the Davis Meadow Trail Old cabin at Davis Meadow Old cabin at Davis Meadow Old cabin at Davis Meadow White Milkvetch in bloom. Colorado Columbine Flower

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