Tonahutu Creek Trail to Big Meadows is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Great family hike with our 8 year old twin daughters! Started at visitor's center and hiked to Grand Lake (approx. 2.5 miles). Mostly downhill, very scenic and had the trail virtually to ourselves. We will be back to hike again another day!
We did this trail as a long, hard hike starting at Bear Lake at 5:30am and ending at Green Mountain Trailhead around 3-4pm. Today was VERY windy up on Flattop and the rest of the tundra and made the hike pretty miserable.
You can do a similar hike using the North Inlet Trail, but it adds a couple more miles.
On either path those last two miles are very hard!
We did the Green Mountain, Tonahutu, Onahu 8 mile loop. Not a overly difficult hike but decent elevation gain and not a walk in the park either. We went in June of 2013 and there were some snow covered areas that got a little bit slick but fortunately we did not have many bugs. We did see a few moose in one of the open meadows.