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I went late in the wildflower season, about August. Up this high, still plenty of flowers blanketing the ground. I wouldn't say it's difficult, but it's not easy, either. It's high, so if you're not acclimated to altitude, it might get ya. Once you get up, you can see forever. One of my favorite days hiking (oh, and I saw no one else on the hike, on a weekday)
This is definitely one of my favorite hikes in Colorado. It's just hard enough to make you feel like you've accomplished something. The views are pretty amazing and the hotel ruins are just a fun historic aspect of it. Beware with out-of-towners, though, who aren't used to altitude - there is quite a bit of ascent and you'll be out of breath soon if you're not acclimated. Bring water!
This can get kind of crowded in the summer/fall so get here early to park ($8).
This is a great trail to hike, easy, mostly shaded. You get some cool views of the rock climbers across the way, and at the end of the trail there are some nice views of the canyon. It's quite an easy walk, and I've taken many out-of-towners there. Get there early if you want a spot ($8 to park in the lot).