hiking

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous hike above treeline. Recommend taking hiking sticks as there are a few places where you'll need extra balance. Also recommend taking gloves, hat, raingear and puffy. We went on August 13, 2016 and it snowed on us! We went all the way to the top (13,000) but the weather changed and we decided to head back down. We started at the Linkins trailhead.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail.. I recommend doing the first half to the top and return back the same way down.. We went all the way; down the smugglers road, but was more just a service road and nothing to special

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes, beautiful valley and nice uphill hike to the saddle overlooking the lake. 2 hours up. Usually very windy at the top and can be a little cold, so take a light jacket. The entire loop from lower Lost Man to Upper, or also the other way is a great full day hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail - loved the river access.

trail running
4 months ago

Gorgeous - boulders made it hard to keep pace in some sections - but spectacular

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail- extremely scenic, from the bridges over Hunter Creek, to the woods, to the scenic overlooks at Smuggler Rd. Well worth it!

on Hunter Valley Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Breathtaking views, but only made it to Independence Lake due to snow on 6/26/16. It's still worth the trek to Independence Lake. Looking forward to doing it again!

hiking
5 months ago

Great first hike for getting acclimated to the altitude!

Beautiful. Next time will appropriate more time to hike entire loop.

That was one wonderful hike! The continuous waterfalls going up Hunter Creek Trail was breathtaking and all in all the highlight of our Sunday. We will definitely do that one again and again.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful hike with breath taking views!

On repeat all year. Favorite local trail. Hike up smuggler and down hunter creek for a fun workout!

hiking
1 year ago

Snow up high in July!!

Great easy hike with tremendous fall colors and a view of Aspen. Trail gets narrow at times and with high traffic is the only drawback. Great soothing water flow sounds.

hiking
1 year ago

One of my favorites! The wildflowers are gorgeous and the lake at the top was incredible. My dogs loved cooling off in it...so did my feet :)