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Mel P. on The Incline Trail
Made it to the first landing about 300 feet from final summit. Got spooked by oncoming snow and gray skies in late April on our final day in CO. Will be back to conquer summit soon!!! Was difficult because of how fast you increase in elevation. Definitely need good cardio for this one. Way down is easy peezy with gorgeous views.
Karen S. on Paint Mines Trail
Good winter hike. Wouldn't want to hike it in the summer due to no shade. We went today 35 degrees and sunny. Perfect day to explore the formations. A lot of side trails.
Mel P. on Alberta Falls Trail
We traversed this hike in about a foot of more of snow in late April of 2016. It was breathtaking.
Mel P. on Twin Owls Loop
Very nice secluded trail. We completed this in late April 2016. No technical difficulty at all. Fresh powder on ground and easy to navigate. Nicely marked.
Hiked this trail on 2/26, two days after about 4 inches of snow. Trail was a mixture of snow, ice, mud and dirt, with lots of rocks and switchbacks along the way to help you gain elevation. We went up to the top where it meets Ponderosa Loop trail, stopped there and then descended back down to the trailhead. It had gotten much warmer by then, and on the way down the trail had turned to a mostly muddy quagmire.
I highly recommend that if you do this trail during winter months, that you get started very early and aim to finish before it warms up, as it is a much better hike when the ground is frozen solid.
As far as views and experience, it is a cool trail. Lots of wooded forest areas if that is your thing, but not a whole lot of panoramic views. The best views are looking south, closer to the beginning of the trail. But, there was a lot of evidence of wildlife in the area including deer and mountain lion tracks, so what it lacks in views it can make up for in overall experience.
Watch out for mountain bikers and trail runners, as this seems like a semi-popular spot. Also, I'm not 100% sure I'd rate this trail as "Easy". Even Boulder County lists the trail as a Moderate. We took a lot of breaks and enjoyed the wilderness, but I wouldn't dream of taking my 70 year old father on this one.