Greasewood Flats

One-way Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Skill level:
Elevation: 4696- 4746 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Highline Lake or Mack Mesa
Fee: $7/vehicle
Attractions: Short connector

The Greasewood Flats trail is located in the Highline Lake State Park north of Loma, Colorado. The trail is one of a half dozen other trails that can be found around Highline Lake and Mack Mesa Reservoir. The full length of the trail, which travels through some very tall greasewood, is also part of the route for the annual 18 Miles of Fruita mountain bike endurance race.

The trail begins off of the Highline Lake Loop trail at the north end of the reservoir.

Adobe clay serves as a base for the trail.

The path is nice and wide as the trail begins cutting a swathe through the greasewood.

Kids will enjoy seeing rabbits dashing in and out of the brush.

The Greasewood Flats trail is a mile in length with almost all of it as flat as the name implies.

At the point where the trail bends towards the west it narrows down into a singletrack.

Near the trails end it leaves the flats and begins an easy climb up to Mack Mesa.

The Greasewood Flats trail comes to an end at its junction with the Mack Mesa trail. From here you can go to the right and continue to the summit of Mack Mesa, follow it to the left to the Highline Lake Loop or around the north side of Mack Mesa Reservoir. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.