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Beginning makes you doubt your choice with tough switchbacks, but the middle is magical. We found fresh flowing water nearby both campgrounds, and welcome shade among the trees. The top is barren, high, cold, and windy but it was a nice trip up.
Nice, easy trail with bridges and boardwalks over the creeks. In addition to the blue and red trails, a yellow trail is being added in the eastern section of the preserve. (As of February 2017, the yellow trail is not yet shown on the "You Are Here" signs, but there are yellow blazes on trees.)
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).