Hiking The Green Mountain / Onahu Creek LoopOperated By: AVA Rafting
From the parking area the Green Mountain Trail begins climbing through a lush conifer forest. The climb is steady and moderate, but graduates to more gentle grades after the first half-mile, with a few short steeper inclines thrown in every now and then. As the trail levels out you’ll begin passing a couple of small meadows along the way. Keep an eye out for moose and elk foraging in these fields as you pass near them. After viewing Big Meadows hikers should return back to the main trail and turn right to begin heading northbound on the Tonahutu Creek Trail. From the junction the trail skirts around the western edges of the meadow. The trail offers several additional vantage points, as well as access to the meadow. The Onahu Creek Trail passes several small meadows as it makes its way back to Trail Ridge Road. These open meadows provide hikers with additional opportunities for possibly spotting a moose or an elk.
Location - AVA Hiking location
Up to 7 PM the night before your trip