Most People Don’t Know Colorado Has A Fairy Trail… And It’s Positively Magical

Are you craving a little magic and whimsy in your life? No need to plan an expensive trip to the “Happiest Place on Earth”… just visit this enchanting (and little known) Fairy Trail located right here in Colorado.

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Welcome to Elf Lane (or Gnome Road), a quarter-mile-long dirt trail in Red Feather Lakes that is home to several hidden gnomes, elves and even fairies. Since these colorful characters are said to be very shy, you may need to do a little searching within the trees and shrubs to find the creatures and their adorably decorated nooks. Please note: A sign along the road asks that visitors “Do not take us, break us, or relocate us, as we live here on Elf Lane to watch over children and all the little animals.”

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For a less shaky (and even more memorable) experience, be sure to visit Elf Lane—which is located between Lake Hiawatha and Lake Apache—for yourself. Visit even more whimsical places by checking out these 13 Fascinating Spots In Colorado That Are Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale.