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Beautiful winter hike great place to watch the sunrise amazing views all around. Word of thanks to the snowshoers who went up the previous day , made the hike much easier.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

Currently there is about 24inches of snow on the trail. If you don’t have 4x4 with snow tires, bring chains or cables or park by the camp. Had to help several stuck cars on road that got stuck and could not reach parking at trailhead. A rav4, Honda Pilot, bmw and Ford Explorer all had all wheel drive but didn’t have the tires needed for that kinda of snow.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on 1-13-19. The Road past the Mennonite Camp was not plowed. With well over a foot of Snow, several Vehicles got stuck. The Hike is one of my favorites to date. The Trail is uphill for the first and last parts, with a long meadow in the middle. It had been well traveled in the Snow and easy to follow. Micro Spikes and Gators came in handy. It took us over 4 hours with a short break at the top and many breather s along the way.

Nice views, not much traffic. You can see all the way down to Pueblo resivior from the top. Quite a bit of walking thru snow this time of year.

10 days ago

Really enjoyed each time we’ve visited

hiking
11 days ago

A nice little trail that overlooks 7 Falls. The scenery is perfect, overlooking Manitou and Colorado Springs in the distance.

The only thing was that the trail gets very gravelly at the top of one of the slopes. With no guard rail or anything, it could take a little miss-footing to send someone over the edge of the cliff. So be careful of that.

on Heizer Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Went today....needed spikes and poles as the trail was snowy/icy and super slick. Saw mountain lion tracks and no other hikers to speak of. Great challenging trail with stunning views

Completed the 5 mile loop today. Gleaming snow made the trail even more enjoyable. Snow got deep at the loop around, and the height of the loop reached almost 10k feet. Realized there is a trail that leads down to the catamount reservoir. Is a great trail for dogs.

hiking
13 days ago

Just finished this trail today. After bridge 6 u need spikes on the shoes as it is really icy. We went 1 mile past bridge 7 and it was awesome. My hike today was 4.5 hours, 1,271 ascent and 4.7 miles total. Great day

hiking
17 days ago

Interesting geologic formations at trail end. Well worth the trip if you're in the area.

Got an amazing view of Pikes Peak after hiking over a couple of hills. Great trail in snow. I plan on returning with some snow shoes. Dog loved the trail, too!

hiking
25 days ago

Definitely difficult. Like others have said parking is just at the intersection of two small streets. Definitely have some kind of spikes or poles. My shoes were rugged and I still had to be light on my feet on the way down. If you don’t want to see signs of civilization, this isn’t the trail for you. I enjoyed it for sure!

hiking
29 days ago

The first half of the hike you gradually increase elevation, which can be tiring. However the second half of the hike is significantly less difficult. The path is easily distinguishable basically the entire time. Once you get to the end, it was very underwhelming. I was hoping to be able to find a way up to the reservoir but it’s city land. This hike should be a top priority if you can do others. There were some good views throughout which made up for the ending. Parking is about about 1000 feet from the trailhead but very easy to find. Parking could be very limited depending on when you go.

Beautiful area. Attempted this on December 15th. You can't drive all the way to the trail head. You can only get to about a mile from the trail head. Temps were in the teens to single digits. Needed snowshoes for significant portions of the ascent and descent. Micro spikes worked fine for the majority of the ridgelines. I was with others that had crampons and I believe they had an easier time. Winds were the worst I've ever encountered. 40+ mph sustained all day. Gusts were easily 60+ mph. Was knocked off my feet a few times. Made the day very very cold and difficult. I only made Bross and Cameron. Lincoln was visibly windier than everywhere else...just so exposed. By the time I got around to Democrat, I was just beaten up by the wind so came on down. Will definitely go back and give it another shot. You can't blame the hike for the conditions.

Did this guy over the summer with my family. It was their first 14er and they weren't too happy about it... but I absolutely loved it, especially since you can hit 4 peaks in 1 day. One recommendation is hiking the trail counterclockwise. Bross is a nightmare. I felt bad for the people descending Bross

this is a great creek trail that fallows the valley up. we did this hike with show on the ground and several frozen spots in the creek loved it.

Pretty easy trail, enjoyable at the top. Would be beautiful during Aspen season!

It was pretty, a little overrated. There are prettier hikes of that distance and difficulty at Cheyenne Canon.

This trail had sounds of traffic most of the way up. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking to get away into nature.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly intense uphill hike that starts climbing immediately. No parking at the TH, but there is a spot just down the road where you can park (maybe 1/4 mile). The snow wasn’t deep anywhere on the trail, but it was definitely slick, and trekking poles are a must. I also used Yaktracks, but they didn’t help much. Spikes would have been better in places as there is some ice under the snow spots, but there are also places without any snow or ice. Overall nice trail and easy to follow. Didn’t see a soul all day, but it was a Wednesday.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! Late November, very few people on it, and most of the trail is packed snow and some ice. Footing isn't an issue with hiking boots if you're careful. Marked very well despite the snow, and beautiful views of the mountains as well. Plenty of birch trees too. Made for a nice ~ 5.5 mile hike (with the loop).

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely hard finding the trail head. But what was a great hike even with the snow and ice.

Hiked this on an overcast cloudy day....but was otherwise a beautiful hike through the forest and up to the summit....is not dog friendly near the top as there are a lot of boulders....lots of beautiful wildflowers... had to bushwack our way back down as the trail is not well marked....pretty steep in places but a great hike anyway....

I’ve been trying to find this stinking trail head for months and was so excited to finally hike it!!! Probably not the smartest in late November seeing as it was a ton of ice and we slid the whole way. I will come back to it in the spring but this time of year I don’t recommend for kids or older people or anyone who doesnt mind falling a lot. So exciting to find all 7 bridges though.

trail running
1 month ago

Still quite a bit of snow and ICE! It was gorgeous today, not a single person there in the morning besides me. Trail is well marked and easy to follow.

Spectacular!

Loved it!!

2 months ago

Great challenge, reservoir has no trespassing signs but had no trouble checking it out. Go right at the end of Heizer trail, def worth it. It’s steep for the first half, then goes downhill. Great hike for aspiring 14ers

hiking
2 months ago

Some pretty underwhelming bridges. I will say the middle of Cheyene Canon was very nice though. It was super windy, very quiet and peaceful, may as well just hang out around the center and views from the side and skip the bridges.

Beautiful marked trail even in all the snow!! Great views of the mountains. I had it at 5.4 miles.

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