Vander Hoofin'it

One-way Distance: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Skill level:
Elevation: 5962 - 6024 feet
Cellphone: 4-5 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Wulfsohn Mountain Park
Fee: none
Attractions: Fun connector

The Vander Hoofin'it trail is located in the Wulfsohn Mountain Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The south end of the trail begins off of the road near a junction with the Wulfsohn and Stevie Bob trails. From there the trail runs north paralleling the Wulfsohn trail, which is below it on the hillside, and the road and Defiance trail, which are above it. The trail can be ridden in either direction and combined with other trails in the Wulfsohn Mountain Park to create varying routes to ride, run or hike.

For this post we rode the Vander Hoofin'it trail from its south end to the north after having just finished the Stevie Bob trail which ended about 50 feet from where this one begins.

The Vander Hoofin'it trail follows a red dirt singletrack through oakbrush with grass and wildflowers filling out the open areas. How about that, red dirt singletrack without driving all the way to Moab.

The brush at this level of the mountainside is shorter and not quite as thick making the Vander Hoofin'it trail seem more out in the open.

The profile map of the trail is a little exaggerated since the trail is so short but you can at least tell that after an initial climb the trail stays fairly level until it nears its northern end where it descends to the Wulfsohn trail at a point that is lower than where it began.

At the north end of the trail it meets back up with the Wulfsohn trail and the road. From here the options are many. One is to continue down the Wulfsohn trail to the north end of the Defiance trail and take it back the other direction. The map on the right can be printed out and taken along to aid in making your own plan of attack. We are sure you will find that the Vander Hoofin'it trail is a fun connector whatever route you choose. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.