Brins Mesa Trail
The trail also offers several overlooks and scenic spots that are perfect for picnicking, with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Brins Mesa is a picturesque trail that leads you right out into the open where you can enjoy unobstructed views of spectacular red rock formations. From here, you will be able to see Coffee Pot Rock, Wilson Mountain, Chimney Rock and other sweeping views. The trail takes hikers through a variety of landscapes, including juniper and piñon forests, as well as open meadows and rocky terrain, providing plenty of opportunities to find a peaceful and scenic spot to enjoy a picnic — or enjoy a snack after a challenging hike.
Distance: Out and back, 6.0 miles
Tip: The end of the trail is shady, lightly traveled and offers a great chance to see wildlife. Remember to pack in and pack out, and Leave No Trace.
Amenities: Restrooms, picnic table, red rock views.
Driving Directions: From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn left on SR 89A. At the circle, take the 2nd exit 0.7 miles; turn left on Park Ridge Drive, 0.4 miles to the trailhead.