Hiking Bob: Road trip hike — Limber Grove-Sheep Mountain Loop; Incline opens

The view from the Sheep Mountain Interconnect Trail

This hike combines a couple of trails to put together a nice little loop. Located south west of the town of Fairplay in Park County, the trailhead is about 88 miles from the west end of Colorado Springs, an easy drive. Well, except for the last 8 miles, which frankly, suck. Ok, it's not a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive-not-all-wheel-drive, only-a-Jeep-will-do kind of road, but if you've got loose screws or body panels on your car, this last stretch of road will help you find them. People who have climbed nearby 14er Mount Sherman will be familiar with this road, which gets even worse a couple of more miles down.

In any case, this hike has a few challenges, but overall is a fairly moderate and enjoyable 8.25-mile hike. It has some great views, along with lots of wildlife and wildflowers. It's worth the trip out there.