This really is one of the most amazing hikes Ive been on around here. I took the southernmost trailhead off of 43 and the combinations of meadows and steep slopes plus amazing mountain views is hard to beat. Didnt quite make it to the peak as it was getting dark, but I will next time!

fun trail. 1 mile climbing above the canyon road the beautiful scenery.

What a fantastic hike. I enjoyed this one more than the famous Estes Park hikes. And the best part of it all? NO PEOPLE.

I took me about 6 hours, beautiful changing landscapes along the way. From rocky and steep to flat wide grassland.

I ran into a huge bull moose right before reaching the summit.

I'm a very fit 30 year old but found this hike to be very strenuous. If you looking for a beautiful trail to experience raw nature without seeing another human being, this is the one.

There is a summit and a nature trail. Took the nature trail today, just 1 mile each way. Nice and leisurely; good for kids. Awesome rock house lookout at the top with nice views of the river and canyon.

Just want to warn all hikers that this trail will be closed for repairs and maintenance on October 17, 2016 until June of 2017. The City of Loveland is planning some needed maintenance of the trail head and will be closing this trail in the fall. If you need additional information on the closure - visit

Happy hiking until October 17th! Please don't trespass - it's for your own safety!

Awesome views from the peak! A strenuous hike but well worth it.

3 months ago

Great hike! One hell of a workout, but the views at the top were incredible. Make sure you don't take the trail that leads to Glen Haven, I hiked 2 extra miles cause I missed the sign pointing to the summit.

I used this trail to build up to mountain hiking. Good trail not to busy and plenty of climb.

we almost missed the parking lot driving up-it's hidden on the side and not well marked! the summit trail is moderate-difficult, a lot of rocks and steep elevation gain! our kids hiked 2 miles up and then wanted to turn back. we later tried the nature trail which was great for the kiddos! a short, easy hike (age 5 and 8 loved it)

3 months ago

Great views, well marked trails, uphill but the rewards are worth it!

3 months ago

Either I am not in as good of shape as I think I am, or this can be rated "difficult" instead of "moderate"...lots of steep areas. Yes, it does go into a nice valley here and there, but I thought it was difficult! It was enjoyable though. Lots of pretty views of the mountains.

Good hike, but not great views

3 months ago

This is a high moderate hike with quite a bit of elevation gain. Bring lots of water! Nice mix of sunny and shady areas along the trail. The views are amazing (except for the summit which is a little disappointing). I went the entire trail without seeing another person which is extremely rare in this area (went on a Wednesday during the mid-summer). I will do this hike again for conditioning to prepare for future hikes.

Kinda bummed by the view at the top, but I should've read the reviews and expected it. Looks like you might be able to go off the trail and do a little bouldering to get a better view, but I didn't give it a shot this time. Quite the incline most of the way up, but nothing unbearable. Overall a pretty fun hike...but nothing outstanding.

We took the trail all the way to Sheep Mountain and it is at least 4.5 miles to the top. You do gain allot of altitude on this climb to the top so it is a hike and not a walk in the woods. There are some great views on the way up and you go through some cool rock formations between mile markers 2 and 3. The summit is nothing spectacular, but if you walk a little farther you do get a nice view of the valley and the country north of the Thompson River. We did see a grouse, two deer, and an awesome bear just above mile marker 4! Take plenty of water and just remember on the way up it is down hill all the way back to the trailhead.

Awesome hike, not the greatest view at the summit... But it's about the journey not the destination on this hike

Easy hike for the whole family. We took the foothills trail which lead us to a rock shelter which is pretty fun to rest at and look at the river from the top.