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A gorgeous place to visit but they don't allow dogs any more. Which is kind of ridiculous. So only two stars.

I went at the beginning of October. There was little traffic and the weather was very cooperative. Lots of amazing views!

Absolutely beautiful drive with stunning views, especially at the top. I drove with my windows down and was disappointed in the smell from all the car fumes.Alot of traffic so go during the week and early.

hiking
14 days ago

Was very frustrated today by the people walking all over the formations despite the many signs that ask you not to. If you can't show some respect for Earth's beauty, please don't bother to come visit it. You're slowly destroying these beautiful features, and now all the rest of us have to look at the footprints you left and the erosion you caused rather than the natural beauty of the Paint Mines.

Great little hike! The drive up is rough gravel but there’s a Honda Accord that made it up here in dry conditions (early October).

hiking
16 days ago

We went right at the fork at the beginning, and because it had rained that day, the steep descent was a little nerve wracking. Wish we had gone left to start. Not a trail if someone has any fear of heights, as the trail is narrow and right on the edge of the canyon/hill many places. We loved it! Fantastic canyon views, as well as an aspen grove right up against the rock wall.

off road driving
17 days ago

Scenic driving. Not an Offroad trail. Pretty though.

The petrified stumps were amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it! The trail was great, easy for kids! My 3 year old had a blast!

Beautiful trail and awesome weather

Great day. Almost no other people. Did 5.3 mile up and back.

off road driving
21 days ago

Drove up from St Elmo to the summit, beautiful drive, not to tough, did it in Chevy 2500 and had plenty of clearance, took the advice from the guys coming up from Tincup and went back the way I came

Great hike, short though. We were advised to bring shoes to wear in cold water and we were happy we did.

Yeah it's a little crowded, but Lair o' the Bear in general is. You don't go there for secluded walks, but more of a meander-with-kids-or-dogs type easy hike. Great for kids as they get the fun of climbing the 'bluff' and can play around in the creek after. We've been to LofB half a dozen times, and this is the first time we've ever formally followed a trail instead of just playing around. Really nice, would do this one again.

hiking
27 days ago

This hike allows you to get wonderful views of the Black Canyon. An easy walk but wonderful scenery!

off road driving
27 days ago

A great afternoon adventure. Lots of beautiful views and wildlife at the top.

scenic driving
28 days ago

Awesome drive

Really pretty. Crowded on Sat at the falls but not the longer trail. $7 day pass required.

Nice little loop. It was good to take the left at the loop fork--more of a gradual downhill and a shorter, steep hike back up.

Nice trail with beautiful fall aspen colors. Fairly flat. Several mountain bikers use the trail but were courteous when passing. Others saw a moose.

Gorgeous

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome park!

Nice trail along the Colorado river but a lot of erosion along the trail

One of the best overlooks at the canyon.

Would be a really slow, long drive to the trailhead if you don’t have an SUV. Road is really rocky. But the hike is quick and the falls are beautiful. We took off our shoes once we got to the creek.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike with decent views. Loved the history of the ghost town and tunnels. Easy side of moderate.

good hike and great scenery

Really cool hike. Great views. Easy. Interesting ruins of Douglas City and the old train tracks.

Short trail, stunning views. Fairly easy with a few steeper spots.

collared lizards. waterfall- granite shelf. petroglyphs

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