cross country skiing
dogs on leash
off road driving
White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails.
I've done this hike probably 10 times and it never gets old. It's short, accessible, and gorgeous, which is the perfect storm in creating a super busy hike. I'd recommended biking along the Colorado River path from Glenwood Springs to the trail head during a weekday to avoid parking and crowd issues.