hiking
13 days ago

Great hike, good scenic views looking down on various glacier lakes. Pretty windy at the top but well worth it. This area looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings...

Great hike with the dog! A few snow patches, but it was fine, my feet didn't get wet. It was easy to follow all the carines to get to the peak.

Amazing views!

hiking
2 months ago

awesome hike. Give yourself a lot of time, start early and be cautious of weather. 6.9 miles for the full loop. amazing views. Not the hardest hike at all that I've done but definitely not for those who arent prepared to get in a workout.

2 months ago

I love this trail. I think what really makes it hard is the elevation change about halfway up. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this last October, started beautiful then Hail and lightening came while I was above tree line, other than that, this hike is beautiful! The trail is clearly marked above tree line as well. ✌

As said before the first 1.8miles pretty easy if you are use to hiking at altitude. The hill down is hard and of course you have to go back up. That is about .5 miles. Beautiful place. There is also a campground on the opposite side and the trail from that campground is easier but twice as long. 4 miles one way. Also, come through the town of Arlington. Much shorter trip. The map took us through elk mountain which is longer but pretty none the less.

hiking
3 months ago

Great Hike to see the whole range. Very Rocky at times.

Very nice peaceful hike! Dog friendly, kid friendly and family friendly! There were signs of moose and bear but we had no encounters

hiking
4 months ago

the best spot in the snowys is on top of the medicine bow peak! the switch backs and considering are insane bit worth it!

backpacking
4 months ago

First and foremost, the location of the trail head is very wrong on All trails as of 7/5/16. Visit http://www.justtrails.com/trails/rock-creek-trail/ for a much more accurate trail head description and trail information. I did submit an update to All Trails, but make sure you verify where the trail is. All Trails also is only showing about 3 miles of an 11.1 mile trail.

That being said, this is a fantastic backpacking trail. There are several well used camping sites along it, and it isn't overly trafficked. On July 4th weekend I met 8 other hikers over a span of 24 hours.

You do have to traverse several rock slides, and if you are going to bring a dog, you might consider boots for their feet. I learned that the hard way with a torn paw on my dog's foot.

There is a lot of bear and moose sign in the area, but I didn't see either animal in my trek. The trail follows Rock Creek and offers stunning vistas and quiet forest paths to lead the way.

Hiked this June 29th. Started up the front and descended the back. The snow was too soft on the steep face to feel safe crossing. We hiked around a steep boulder field to avoid the snow. Beautiful views. Great hike. Would enjoy more without the snow.

hiking
5 months ago

I agree with Jacob below. My friend and I hiked the loop yesterday, June 26th and did not expect the amount of snow covering many parts of the trail. It was incredibly slick. We made the entire hike up the back and down the front, but lost the trail several times as it was snow covered. Beautiful sights and wildflowers, but it would've been nice to know the amount of snow. I look forward to hiking this again when it's a little more clear.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful area/view. I went on June 25th though and there was still 3-6 ft of ice-hard snow in some areas. It was even on the trail in a lot of spots, including on extremely steep mountain sides, making crossing extremely dangerous (I was stupid and did it anyway, it was extremely unsafe). Go as late in the year as possible to avoid the snow. I would have given it a higher rating if an effort was made to clear the trail/warn hikers of snowed-over areas on the mountain side. I can see how people would love it though if it wasn't a life-threatening experience though.

hiking
5 months ago

One of our favorite areas! Hike here 3-4 times every summer, and always bring guests from out of town because it's great for all ability levels. We live in Fort Collins and love to hike with no crowds and friendly people. I always tell people this is an instant gratification hike because the view from the parking lot alone is worth the trip. No need to charge for the summit if you don't want to. Always get an early start though because storms move in fast in the early afternoon and there isn't much cover.

hiking
1 year ago

It was really beautiful scenery and also make sure you got alot of water with you.

Great trail awesome views

Wow, what a hike! Breath taking scenery through out this hike. The first mile was easy enough with no Mosquitos in early August. The last .8 is a stair climber with every step being worth it! Plan on 3 hours which gives plenty of time on top. One of my knew favorites!

hiking
2 years ago

Hiked the Medicine Bow Peak trail in early September. One of the best hikes I've been on. The views are amazing and the hike was fun. The trail is well marked. It can get a little rugged at times but nothing that would require an expert hiker by any means. It took my girlfriend and I about 3 hours up and back with an extended lunch break at the top. I highly recommend this trail to everyone.