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Alicia Rogers reviewed The Incline Trail
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Well maintained set of stairs, they're marked every 100 stairs so you can keep track of where you are along the suffering. I definitely recommend the walk through town for some extra mileage and a solid warm-up/cool down.

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Bearded Explorer reviewed The Incline Trail
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Hiking

Conquered this beast last night with the wife for her birthday, then took the 4 mile trail down. Highly recommend !

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Janessa Scala reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Just finished the hike, absolutely beautiful and worth the views. We wore crampons the whole way, wouldn’t have lasted without them. The wind was unreal, don’t underestimate it above the tree line. Wear extra layers especially on face an head- thought we’d heat up but the wind didn’t let up at all keeping us cold the whole time. There are 2 false summits, getting to the third (main one) is incredibly difficult, the wind and steepness gets worse. We brought out very athletic dog whose used to long strenuous hikes but the wind was too much for him. 100% would recommend but only if you’re fully prepared. Also, cannot camp overnight at either trailheads. We got a warning at the one up top.

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Natalie Donovan reviewed The Incline Trail
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Awesome work out! Felt very accomplished at the top. Can't wait to do it again!

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Ash Martinez reviewed The Incline Trail
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HikingGreat!

Did this last night with my husband for our first time and it was thrilling at night. Can’t wait to go again already during the day and practice Barr trail to pikes peak !

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Max Ledom reviewed The Incline Trail
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Hiking

Literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life.

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Caleb Bennett reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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HikingIcySnow

Spikes an absolute MUST right now. I would also recommend poles, snow shoes at some points, MORE water than you think, and good face protection/goggles. You will get eaten up by the wind and sun. Don’t underestimate this guy, was not a gimme whatsoever. Start early, pace yourself, bring the correct gear.

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Ryan Hartman reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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10/10 hike. Our first Colorado 14r, not too bad at all! Took us 6 hrs going pretty slow, started at 6AM. Microspikes are all you need as long as you start early morning. It was pretty slushy towards the end. It wasn’t windy at all, really just the last 50 yards or so. We didn’t stay at the summit long for that reason. I would still bring wind gear in case though because I could see it getting super windy (i.e. buff and goggles). Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a good challenge!

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brant Smith reviewed The Incline Trail
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HikingGreat!

The incline was extremely hard. Taking the trail down you had some amazing views.

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Zac Streeter reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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like others from today (4/10) have mentioned, winds were REALLY harsh on the way up. luckily i came pretty prepared and had goggles, a windbreaker, face gaiter, etc. but without them i would have turned around. predicted ~30 mph wind gusts turned into ~50 mph wind gusts and it made for a tough and slowgoing ascent. we stopped at the summit for maybe 5 minutes and had to go back down because of wind. on the way back it was really warm and peaceful though. spikes are a must. we got to glissade down parts of the ridge so that was fun! 11th 14er summit and very underrated (difficulty wise). started @ 6:45, summitted 10:30, back down by 12.

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Lauren Hoffman reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Summitted 4/10. We started at 4 am and I think that was the problem. Winds were predicted to be 5 miles an hour and we wanted to catch the sunrise but we made it to the ridge just in time for unbelievable wind gusts to start blowing up the ridge in our faces. We had to stop and brace ourselves from the wind every 30 seconds. The top was worse with constant winds. By the time we made it back down to the ridge it was pleasant and beautiful.

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My party went up the south ridge in mid October, 2020 and down the standard route. The standard route was extremely loose and steep and I personally thought it was more difficult than the ridge scramble. It may look intimidating as you approach from the basin, but there are ways around all of the sketchiest features. There are definitely moments of class 4 scrambling and some loose rock here and there, but if you are comfortable with the exposure I think it is a better experience overall. That being said, I would still take the standard route down. Check for loose rocks before you trust them with your life and wear a helmet. Break trail early to beat the crowds. If you have a high clearance vehicle, you can easily make this a 2-3 hour jaunt and still have the entire day to enjoy the endless recreation opportunities the San Juans provide.

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Lena Chase reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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HikingIcySnow

Definitely need spikes, poles also are a plus if you’re not wanting to blow out your kneecaps. Probably fell into 4-5 post holes. However the day was beautiful, even though it was windy at the top. Also thank you to those who helped my friend out after she broke her spikes—you all make me so grateful for the hiking community

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Joshua Carlin reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Snowy the whole way, we wore spikes for the entire way.

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Seth Brooks reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Started at 4:45 on April 10. As another review stated, winds were predicted to be 5mph but when we arrived at the trailhead wind was blowing with 20+ gusts. We got to the ridge and winds were stronger. We were going slower than expected and had to be back in town later that morning, so we decided to watch sunrise from the ridge and go back down. Microspikes were indispensable; trail was well packed and easy to follow.

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Kyle Yoder reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Summitted 4/8. Started at 5:15am and needed microspikes the whole way. Descended around 8am and postholed maybe 2 or 3 times, warmed up nicely. Make sure to check the weather, the wind was absolutely insane at times and left me blind on the way down.

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Jimmy Jones reviewed The Incline Trail
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Hiked the entire Incline and Barr trail with a 9 year old. Kept a slow, steady pace and drank electrolyte water throughout. Fantastic experience. Took the Barr trail on the way back. The views were incredible.

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Abby Hawkins reviewed The Incline Trail
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Hillary Matt reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Did on Saturday 4/3. Started the trail at 5 AM and didn’t need any spikes til above tree line when steeper. Super beautiful day. Make sure to get down early- lots of slush and postholing entire way down.

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Kaitlyn Bland reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Hiking

Well established, packed trail. Micro spikes were definitely helpful. Started at 5:30am ended at 10:30am and hung out at the top for about 30 min. Avoided the slush and post holing by getting out early but the trail was slick so the micro spikes were needed, especially getting back down to tree line

4/6 Spikes needed only, some post holing but not too often

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Arrived at sunrise but couldn't get close to gate as road was icy - I parked next to the large shed about a half mile from gate. Like Kate a day earlierI did the clockwise route. No problems going up to Democrat and over to Cameron. V windy on way over to Lincoln - my favorite peak here. Bross was good too. Incredible views all around - didn't see anyone else on mountain today. The way down from Bross started great but then turned to sketchy as a balancing act all the way down along the ridge. Obviously I also missed a slight left turn which may have been obscured by snow. Once off the ridge it was at least a mile plodding through the long snowfield w micro spikes - I really should have put my snowshoes on as I post-holed quite a bit Overall my Garmin had me at 9.43 miles, 5079 ft of gain and 5hr 25min moving time (7-8hr hike incl breaks)

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Dakota Jordan reviewed The Incline Trail
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Hiking

Not too many people out on a Monday

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Wendi Witek reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Hiking

Definitely soupy, a lot of post holes- bring micro spikes and your grit! Worth the views!!

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Shaun Kett reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!Snow

Great weather on Sunday 4/4. Parking lot was 80% full. Snow on a trail is well packed in the morning hours while it’s still below freezing temps, so no snowshoes are needed. Wouldn’t try to go without microspikes, it can be way too slippery on icy surfaces. In the afternoon snow started to soften so descending was trickier but not too bad. For dog owners who can’t pick up their pet’s turd from the trail, you’re the worst.

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