Last updated: July 29, 2023
The Riggs Spring Loop is a backcountry trail that begins and ends at Yovimpa Point. This trail travels through spruce, fir, and bristlecone forests offering beautiful views of distant cliffs. The western section of the trail is steeper and more heavily forested. Permits are not required to hike this trail, but all overnight stays require a permit.
- Trailhead: Yovimpa Point
- Parking: At trailhead; oversized vehicles permitted
- Distance: 8.6 miles (13.9 km)
- Approximate Time: 5 hours
- Elevation Gain: 2200 feet (671 meters)
- Difficulty: Strenuous
- Services: Accessible restrooms available at Yovimpa Point (year-round). No water-fill stations.
- Shuttle Service: None. Private options may be available.
- This trail may be inaccessible during mid-winter due to snow depths ranging from 2-15 ft. (.7-5 m)
- Pets are not allowed on this trail. Service animals are allowed in national parks. What is a service animal?
- Backcountry camping is permitted only in designated backcountry campsites and all overnight backcountry stays require a permit.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Riggs Spring Loop Trailhead
This is a backcountry trail with natural terrain and is not considered an accessible trail.
- Surface Type: Firm Native Sediment
- Total Ascent: 2200 feet (671 meters)
- Length: 8.6 mi (13.9 km) roundtrip