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wandern
schnee
1 day ago

Nice trail. Unless you have a 4x4 you’ll have to park at the parking at hike an extra 1.4 miles to get to the trail head. The very top is covered with 2.5 ft of powder. We had to stop about .5 mi before the end of the trail. Perfect for snowshoeing

wandern
schnee
1 day ago

The trail was absolutely beautiful! Views the entire way and some beautiful birds along the way. I would definitely recommend spikes for your boots and poles. They were very helpful especially along spots where the packed snow of the trail was very thin.

wandern
1 day ago

Snow packed up to the lake. Forcast was 20 and blow 10-14, reality was blowing 40-50 as you go up from lake. most snow was packed. need crampons . White-out at top, bailed on James Peak

Nice lift ride up and a beautiful home down. It is not a pristine trail, but the views are great.

Last minute decision to hike/snowshoe up at sunset. Nearly got caught in a blizzard. Still beautiful and fun, but not recommended

wandern
schnee
2 days ago

Did this on 1/25 - based on a previous review we tried our luck with just microspikes. The beginning is pretty packed, got about a mile in and then started sinking past my knees with almost every step (turned around at that point). Highly suggest bringing spikes for the beginning and switching to snowshoes. Dog had major fun running in the snow though! PLEASE pack out your bagged dog poop, I saw a pile of bags at the trailhead. Don’t be that person.

wandern
3 days ago

This hike was so great. It was still accessible even covered in snow while still being so beautiful! It’s well trafficked, so prepare to see a lot people! If you’re doing this hike in the winter I recommend wearing layers. Over all, incredibly gorgeous.

wandern
4 days ago

Nice trail. Stayed on service road to get to trail. We used spikes and poles without too much difficulty. Snow shoes or cross country skis would work also. Very few people on trail. Will look to do in the summer time. No animals sited.

Trail was well packed down. Would have been fine without snowshoes for most of the hike, but the last mile needed them. Beautiful views with forest and mountain scenery.

wandern
6 days ago

Took spikes and poles and had no issues until I tried to walk behind some of the super packed down areas. Postholed up to my hips up near the cabins. Beautiful hike. I’d always wanted to see this one in winter and it did not disappoint.

on Herman Gulch Trail

wandern
schnee
7 days ago

Views views views. The trail is packed snow for the most part. You could probably handle it with some good boots and microspikes. I wore snowshoes on the way up and ditched them on the way down and just had boots. The first ¼ is a bit of incline that levels out for awhile until you’ve got the last little ways, bit of steep incline there at the end. I think the altitude is what got me the most. It’s worth the hike so hang in there! Definitely going back.

This trail is IMMEDIATELY next to Eldora Ski area, be sure you turn on the satellite layer on All Trails to see. Compare to Eldora slopes here: https://cms.eldora.com/sites/eldora/files/2019-02/ELDO%202018-19%20Mtn%20Map.pdf We tried to find the TH yesterday (19 Jan 2020) by asking at Eldora's Nordic Center. They were unacquainted with the path. We ended up defecting on our endeavour and hitting up Lost Lake... but I hope to come back when the snow is gone and try to hike this one; I am hopeful that's doable given that it *does* appear to be in USFS land, not in Eldora's property.

wandern
schnee
7 days ago

We snowshoed on Sunday Jan 19. Blue bird day with no wind! The trail was packed down and spikes would have been fine. If you chose to snowshoe off the trail then the snow gets deep and snowshoes are a must. Trail is enjoyed by skiers, hikers and dogs.

on Saint Mary's Glacier

wandern
schnee
7 days ago

Beautiful and easy hike up to the lake. Helpful hint: bring the exact amount for parking $5. Yaktrax were helpful, especially on the way back down. Trail is pretty well packed down so no need for snowshoes.

skifahren
schnee
8 days ago

The lake is beautiful. There were people sledding and ice fishing. Make sure you come prepared if you are hiking in the winter. The beginning is icy and I watched more than one person fall.

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
9 days ago

First time snowshoeing and it did not disappoint! Incredible views throughout 10/10 recommend

wandern
9 days ago

1-18-2020 Uphill until you reach the lake. Crampons were very helpful. Snowshoes not needed. Poles were also not essential unless you have bad knees coming back down. Trail is NOT clearly marked. Once at the lake, great views but very windy! Ski goggles were very helpful.great views, worth the short hike and 5 bucks. Happy hiking!

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
10 days ago

On 1/16/20 did a variation by going up to the overlook for Dream Lake vs. directly to the lake. Went on the Flattop Mt. Trail from Bear Lake. About 2 miles up and 1200' elevation gain. All the way through trees until the overlook from a ledge The sign for the overlook was not buried in snow. Great views of Dream Lake, Mills Lake and mountains. Weather sunny, warmer with breeze. Snowshoes worked best although spikes OK. Great outing. Took about 3.5 hours with frequent stops and lunch.

wandern
schnee
11 days ago

wandern
11 days ago

4 stars only because it’s pretty busy and you have to pay for parking. Otherwise a very beautiful hike and a must see, at least once. I just prefer less traffic on the trail.

Successful summit on Jan. 10. Started from the fish hatchery parking lot and followed the Highline trail which was well travelled through the snow until just past the CDT intersection. We broke trail through thigh deep snow at some points until just under tree line and spent a chilly night camped out near the twin lakes. Snowshoes were required until we made the ridge above tree line at which point we switched to micro spikes and crampons and followed the ridge through a mixture of loose rock and harder snow slopes until reaching the summit around 1:30 pm. We camped a second night and finished our descent on the morning of the 11th. Thankfully most of the trail we had broken two days before was still intact so we were able to return to the parking lot within 2-1/2 hrs of leaving our camp. Overall, reaching the summit was well worth the effort, just be prepared to spend a full day breaking trail to get to tree line and bring plenty of warm gear/layers because it was COLD up there! We did it over 3 days and 2 nights, which is what I would recommend unless you are in stellar shape.

wandern
schnee
14 days ago

Hiked this on 01.12.20. Was extremely cold and windy. Found it easy enough to make it to the lake, but didn’t make it all the way up to the lookout at the top of the glacier due to the conditions. Probably wouldn’t have seen any views if we had made it up there. Love the types of trees up there, some of my favorite in Colorado. Definitely recommend spikes if not snowshoes. Will come back when the weather is a little better or at least will come back more prepared!

wandern
schnee
14 days ago

wandern
schnee
15 days ago

Best snowshoeing trail in my opinion

wandern
schnee
15 days ago

Absolutely beautiful views after fresh snow.

wandern
schnee
15 days ago

wandern
15 days ago

Forgot snowshoes. Packed enough for hiking boots. Not a soul around except a coyote. Need to come back and do full

wandern
schnee
15 days ago

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