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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.

Great trail to get acclimated to the altitude change if you are a traveler. It's tough at certain points but the waterfall at the end is worth it. I went on October 16 and by then all the aspen leaves had fallen. Looked like we were a week or two late for the falls colors. Still a nice trail though.

First part is hard but the hike is so worth it. Truly breathtaking!

Was a good day. A little windy and cool. But typical for this season. A long hike into some dense areas. A few areas were a little tough to climb, but not difficult. There are a couple of down trees blocking the path, but easily able to walk around it. You will be ascending in some areas and once you get to the lake it is all worth it.

road biking
5 days ago

This trail was lovely! We took the trail from Glenwood to Hanging Lake and back. The scenery was beautiful. The trail is along side the interstate, so you will come across 'Rest Areas' were people stop to use the restroom, or tourist stop to take pictures. You do have you dismount your bike at these Rest Areas; you may have to maneuver yourself and bike through the crowd off people taking pictures. It's really not that big of a deal, but it can slow you down. The trail is in the canyon, so random rain storms did pop up. Be sure to be dressed accordingly

Strenuous at times but well worth it!

This trail is very very rocky! It's pretty much a scramble all the way up. I guess I'd say about 1mile in thats wooded and then it becomes rocks. Makes the trail much more difficult. I hiked on Saturday morning and the weather was great. A little snow up top which became slush on our way down. Made it harder to get down bc of the rocks and slush you were just skidding. It took us about 2.5 hrs to summit and almost the same to get down. The view was amazing and very glad I did it. But because of the rocks I would not do it again. My dog did very well though and it was not very busy. Best part was going into Breckenridge after and eating at Flip Side! Great beers and truffle fries are a must! If you are ok with a scramble check it out, if not steer clear!

6 days ago

My Husband and I did this hike at the end of October last year. Loved it. Took our time, well worth the effort.

Nice hike! The view at the top was nice.

6 days ago

Worth the effort. Get an early start to beat the crush.

6 days ago

The long drive to the trailhead is worth it when you get to the top, beautiful views!! We went backpacking in the summer and ended up going back to hiking in the fall so we could see the leafs changing colors and it was so worth it! Love this hike!

Loved this hike, very popular trail so definitely head up in the morning! You can't beat eating lunch at the top on the waterfall!

6 days ago

Holy smokes this one kicked my ass. Straight up almost! Maybe I'm a wuss, I don't know. So worth it though. Breathtaking views the whole way up!

6 days ago

Not so much a hike as it is a very cool scenic walk. You can add some adventure by going down inside the ice caves and playing around amongst the beautiful cascades falls as well.