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snowshoeing
21 hours ago

Very pretty. We did it the weekend after Thanksgiving and there was plenty of snow. It was very busy midday. It was not very strenuous and a great first snowshoe for my out-of-town family.

Great views of the lifts - winter wonderland with rolling snow covered valleys

Absolutely beautiful. Steady-ish incline, but not too challenging for any beginner hikers or out of town guests. Take it at pace for a more challenging hike for anyone. Views are amazing the entire way, but especially at the end when you get to the split of the trail, to either head to the old mining cabins for spectacular views at the base of the mountain, or up the extra steeeeep leg for an additional .5 mile of upward switchbacks for another amazing view over the ridge.

Out of towner here. I consider myself in shape running 20-25 miles a week. This trail isn’t as easy as some reviews have said. Maybe I’m not used to the elevation like back home but this trail kind of kicked my butt with snowshoes!

Packed snow trail to the cabins and great views for the flatlanders.

Hard packed snow up to the mining camp. Could have walked with boots/spikes. But we snowshoed for fun and for the exercise. Plenty of snow for breaking a new trail in the cirque area. Beautiful, sunny day. Great place for awesome pictures!

Beautiful trail. Few people. Mostly shady. I highly recommend this hike.

My brother and I have visited this trail twice. The first time we only made it to the first lake because of weather we had to turn back.

We returned on Sept 2018 to backpack the whole 14 mile trail. Taking our time to enjoy the beautiful views and as well as cooking and drinking coffee we camped 2 nights. This was an amazing trip that sparked a huge love for backpacking. With encounters with birds who became our friends ( even eating from our hands ) going inside creepy bear caves and also being woken up by a family of mountain goats. We posted an awesome video of our trip if you want to check it out. https://youtu.be/6wEVmrBTh1M

snowshoeing
11 days ago

Nice wide trail, gentle incline good for skiing or shoeing. Trail well packed spike are all you need.

snowshoeing
23 days ago

Great trail. Took my parents from out of town who are not in the greatest shape. Even with a steady incline the whole way up, they were able to finish. Great for snowshoeing. Snowpack was pretty heavy - yack tracks may have worked, but snowshoes felt ideal.

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked it on thanksgiving day. Snow packed, a few icy patches. If you go to the top, trail is not packed with deep snow. Recommend poles and yak tracks unless you have great agility, which I don’t.

snowshoeing
25 days ago

Nice little local trail. Packed snow, put on snowshoes about halfway up with the stepper inclines ... microspikes would have been good as well.

Nice trail steady incline, neat old mine at top and beautiful views along the way

Absolutely beautiful.

Great views!!

Beautiful hike with lots of lakes and pretty views. Hiked this back in September. Saw mother and baby mountain goats. Not too many people on the trail, but definitely some traffic.

Hiked this 3 weeks ago and needed crampons to make it to the top. There are two ways to make it to the lake. One of them requires a rock scramble; but both are a steep climb. It's beautiful country and worth hiking it in the snow.

Still not closed! Did this yesterday afternoon in tennies but would recommend snow appropriate hiking gear and some hiking knowledge. There are currently sections where you can sink to your knees. There is also active water flow (very shallow) that is covered in snow. We met someone on the way down who had cut her knee badly enough that she was going to drive straight to the hospital.
This trial is challenging and beautiful. Go with someone and stay safe.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Went around 6:30am to watch the sun rise. It was fantastic! Very little snow on the ground, just towards the top and I was fine in my sneakers and light layers.

However, it is quite steep in areas, with lots of loose gravel that makes coming down a little challenging. (I only fell once! Haha!) Love the peak area, lots of places to sit and enjoy the view on all sides! I’ll definitely be doing this one again!

Great scenery, water features, and the mine at the end was really cool to see. Trail was snow packed but not icy. I would recommend checking it out if you are in the area.

1 month ago

This trail was easy-to-moderate and peaceful. We did it in early October and had a picnic lunch by the second lake. I enjoyed it but I probably wouldn’t do it again.

STEEP! But fun

hiking
1 month ago

Muddy hike today, 10.19.18 due to precip last night. Takes awhile to get away from I70 noise. Good workout. Lakes are meh but views at top are nice. Was peaceful and that's what I'm after but probably would not do this again. Too many other better trails in the area.

Hiked this today, 10.18.18. Spikes needed only to ghost town but if you want to hike to ridge line, you will need snowshoes. Snow is deep about .25 miles on the trail to the right beyond wood gate. I postholed to my knees and turned around. Beautiful though.

hiking
2 months ago

my favorite workout trail

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is an excellent day hike. On October 12, my son and I ventured from Copper Mountain toward Wheeler Lakes. The first two-thirds is the steepest portion of the hike with the final third easier on the legs. Our journey included snow, which enhanced the beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Difficult incline but doable with a good amount of breaks. Really beautiful view at the top (not much of a lake view, mostly able to see the lake on the ascend/descend parts).

2 months ago

Took puppy after first snow of season. He loved it and it was good trail for a young dog. Easy but lovely.

Wandering through the ghost town and up to the summit was wonderful.

off road driving
2 months ago

Really fun trail, not for beginners though. Lift, skid plates and rock sliders are a must, as there are lots and lots of very big rocks. The lake is very beautiful. Lockers are helpful if you are more adventurous and want to go for the harder lines, but can be completed without. This trail is also wide enough for full size trucks.
2nd gen Tacoma single cab
3” lift, 14psi 33” TSL stickies.

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