hiking

I really loved this trail. Beautiful views of the reservoir the whole way up. Enough elevation gain to begin to get your heart pumping, while still being relaxing. Our dogs loved it. Would be a great option for visitors. Trail is west facing so it was still very dry on a sunny day in November, where there was plenty of snow lingering down on Main Street. Highly recommended!

hiking
18 days ago

Excellent trail. The book we followed said that the trail is 10.4 mi round trip with 3048 ft of elevation gain. Steepest climb is right at the beginning of the trailhead. Nice lookout spot with a bench 2.4 mi up, easy to hike to. After that, the remaining elevation gain is gradual and steady until you summit. Warning: two false summits! The top is worth it to see the other side. However, the winds were pretty heavy above tree line.

Nice, relaxing hike with beautiful views!

Nice and manageable for a beginner!

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike today. the views were very nice. Loved seeing the fall colors. We didn't do the whole trail since we didn't start till 3:30pm. Would recommend!

A short easy walking for all. The view of Dillon lake from the top is so peaceful and picture perfect.

hiking
2 months ago

I live in Dillon and look up at this mountain every day....finally got to the peak. Good luck finding the survey marker for the summit! Beautiful views and not a soul on the trail after the "trail ends" sign. Easy hike and rewarding views of Keystone Resort and Lake Dillon.

This is very quick so do it just because you're in it for the views, not the workout. It was crystal clear today and the views out over the reservoir were incredible. Kids could do this easily.

Some pretty views from up on the Ridge Trail portion of the hike, but not my favorite hike overall. Too much time on a service road and too exposed - both on the Meadow & Ridge Trails. Dogs will bake on this trail in summer unless its done early in the morning.

Fantastic hike with my friend from San Diego. Even though he is completely out of shape we completed the hike in a reasonable amount of time. Would recommend this hike for any level of hiker; child, novice, or fatty.

hiking
3 months ago

My dog & I totally enjoyed this trail this morning. Beautiful wildflowers in open areas and a few benches/rocks to take in the view. As other reviewers have said, there's no "wow" at the end. Still a great trail for acclimating and easy enough for all levels. Don't miss the all wood pole teepee mid trail - a novelty for any kids on the hike!
*Directional note to trailhead: From Hwy 6 East, turn LEFT on Dillon Dr at light at top of hill. Then take an immediate right onto CR 51. Parking is just past end of paved road.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy and fun

Our first day in the mountains with a 9-year-old dog in tow. We were looking for a nice short hike to get acclimated. This was it! There were pretty views from all around the old reservoir. Highly recommend for all levels.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view for such an easy hike

Really pretty. Had a large family, including children with us. It was good for all of us.