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Loved it! Dogs were exhausted!

Beware of crazy dog on leash! It will bite.

Now for the trails. Fantastic views. I’d say the best trail for running would hands down be red Mesa loop. Lots of dogs beware.

20 days ago

Today may have not been the best day to trek the loop. Lots of snow and ice, just slick enough to need bands. Of course we didn’t bring any. Beautiful day though. Frazier valley is nice.

1 month ago

Hiked Blue Grouse to Mule Deer, up to Frazier Meadow, a bit of Coyote, and then back to Mule Deer TH before going back to Blue Grouse. Beautiful and peaceful. So many trails. Look forward to returning. Just a few icy patches near Frazier Meadow. No need for spikes, just tread carefully in those areas.

This trail was gorgeous, the hike starts at Brainard lake parking lot because the road is closed. it's 3.3 miles from the Parking lot to the trail head during the winter, so start by 0800. Most of the trail during winter is covered and bring snowshoes because you will have to hike next to the lake and up the creek in order to get to Lake Isabelle because you can't follow the trail that is listed. when you get to Lake Isabelle there are a few ways to get to it. There is a massive slope to climb or turn right at the base of the slope and there is a longer yet easier way up that puts you at the trail markers at the top.

Awesome day! Didn’t make it to heart lake because deep, soft snow led to postholing. Perhaps if we got an earlier start the snow would’ve been a bit better.. Decided to call it a day and turn around. Packed snow for the majority of the trail - micro spikes came in handy! All around great hike - will be back.

We've been twice. This past time it was icy, so wear spikes.

Will be a good running trail in the summer!

Easy to follow trails and not super strenuous. Not much snow overall, but some in spots - no extra traction needed. Walked up to Windy Peak as well. Overall fun hike.

Great hike! The stairs are rough but well worth the views that follow!

June 4th, heavy snow. Made it to Long lake not to Isabella, still beautiful.


Great trail with amazing views. Very dog friendly. Lots of mud/ice on the trails today.

Great hike with gorgeous views. Moderate for the most part, with a pretty steep 1.5 miles along the Plymouth Mountain Trail.

One for my favorite local trails.

3 months ago

Beautiful day! Snow slowed me down from running but I absolutely enjoyed the trail. It was a bonus to ran into a horse!

4 months ago

It was spring at the start and snow pack at top. But I loved it

It was a pretty nice hike but I recommend going early in the morning to avoid other people’ on the trail. The one bad thing was the crazy amount of hose poop on certain parts of the trail there was like 10 of them scattered along the trail witch was really annoying because my dog kept eating it

This was great hike with lots of different scenery. Went in November when the weather was unusually warm and didn’t run into many people on the trail.

Great trail wonderful views. Slow but steady incline. Shaded areas and open space. Very nice.

Nice long hike with varying terrain and great views. Pretty muddy in spots from melted snow. Watch out for horse droppings.

Nice easy and quick!

Nice access to forest about a mile into trail. Some icy bits this time of year. Great views from Plymouth Mtn

This is a beautiful hike! it was my first time backpacking with my husband, and we brought our dog. the scenery is beautiful and the hike is not too strenuous if you are in decent shape. I have chronic pain and back problems, so I wasn't sure how well I would do. but we kept pace with other active hikers just fine. The last mile is the most exhausting, as it is steeper than the rest, so pace yourself.
my only complaint is that many people had their dogs off leash. Some of them were behaved, but most of these off-leash dogs were getting up in my face or aggressive with my dog. I know your pup loves to run around, mine does too, but please keep your dogs leashed!

Overall, an excellent hike and several good camping spots.

Great hike for all levels of expertise. Would recommend to anyone.

5 months ago

Didn’t do the entire trail. But it’s beautiful with a wind variety of terrain. Will go back and do the whole thing.

Completed on 10.22.17 so it was a snow hike. Didn’t use crampons, micro spikes, or snowshoes though. Snow was packed down. Very little ice and easy to avoid. View at the top is insane. Make you pass the first lake and climb up to that baby ridge so you make it to heart lake. Heart lake isn’t as pretty but that view looking down on Rogers lake is spectacular. Loved it!! Looks like it has lots of aspens so a good fall hike. And plenty of meadows for wildflowers :)

beautiful views. saw an awesome bird! people falling all over the ice and snow... bring yak trax!

6 months ago

I loved this hike and not too difficult, it was perfect an overnight, but would be nice for a day-hike too. The payoff of Heart lake is amazing. I suggest to carry on the trail up towards the pass to get some incredible views above treeline. Every trail from the Mofat Tunnel trailhead is worth it.

6 months ago

Great hike and views. Arrive early to get the best spots around one of the two lakes. Hammocks are quite popular and worth bringing along.

This is a nice hike. Views of Denver. I go up the the meadow trail on the right and then connect to Plymouth Creek Trail. If you turn left and go up the trail clockwise it is much more gradual then if you go farther down the trail and take the next intersection. The overlook at the top of the mountain is another . 4 miles to a scenic view.

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