The trailhead starts at the same location as the trail to the Arkansas River overlook in the upper parking lot at the visitor center. Marked in GREEN blazes, this 2-mile loop enters a heavily forested valley after leaving the old rock quarry area. Allow 1-1/2 to 2 hours to go down and back up this valley. The trail is moderately difficult. (For a longer hike and dramatic overlook, see the description of the East Quarry Trail).