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This was a lovely hike on a sunny, brisk day. I normally don't enjoy hiking up roads, but there was a lot to see in the first 3/4 mile - climbers, dam, creek...The turnoff on the single track trail was lovely and different rock out croppings provided awesome views of the reservoir. Easy afternoon hike. For more details and photos. https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/03/19/road-trip-to-the-rockies-button-rock-preserve/

Hiked early in the morning. Decided to go out and back on Sleepy Lion trail instead of taking the loop back which would have just followed the road. We also took Professor's Ranch trail which takes you to the top of the Dam instead of going to the bottom where the water outflow is. You will see the sign as you wind down near the Dam. Great hike with views of Long's Peak and the Res.

road biking
5 days ago

Great trail for commuting on bike. Also good for enjoyment through walking, running, and biking.

Pretty easy, but great view!

10 days ago

Pretty decent. Get there early for parking

Hiked with family of 4. Great loop and views.

If you can end up at the reservoir around dusk this hike is magic.

This was an excellent hike. Took my 15 year old along, and she really got into the views. Most of the hike was only borderline "moderate", but as you approach the top there are a few sections that approach vertical. Made for a terrific day hike, and gave my boyfriend the urge to do a lot more of that.

Fun trail. Felt like it should be rated a little more closely to easy than moderate, but the ice today (3/4) made it a little more challenging on the non groomed road parts. a great hike to take friends who might be from out of state (flatlanders) without overexerting them but showing them the beautiful side of Colorado.

If you want an intense workout to start your hike, I highly suggest this trail. The first part is more difficult, lots of switchbacks but there are some great landscape views. The town's that surround these trails have done a great job of allowing us access, while they rebuild, after those devastating floods.
Totally worth the drive to get there❤️

This is always our first stop when we are in town. Great easy hike.

Great scenery! Creek, dam, and mountain views. About 1-2" of snow covered the trail on our hike today. Some areas of ice and snow slush. I used spikes but my wife and friend did not. Very doable even at this time year. Will def be back during the warmer season.

Great hike with amazing views of the twin peaks. The sleepy lion trail is actually off leash dog friendly! the dogs had a wonderful time romping around in the mountains. quick hike with amazing views. will definitely do more often

Great place for a relaxing bike ride

1 month ago

My daughter and I loved this trail, it was well kept, beautiful scenery and somewhat of a challenge for us since we don't hike often. We will be back soon!

Good, fairly easy hike. Some pretty views, but the 1st half of the hike is along a dirt road.

1 month ago

Good walking trail with lots of side trails. I'll be back in the Spring & Summer to enjoy the scenery.

Really I want to give this hike a 3.5. The views are great and it’s a manageable hike for all levels BUT you are on a dirt road for good portion of the hike which is not really my jam.

The dog park is amazing!!!

Great hike for the Family and dog. And the Dogs can be off the leash for a bit.!!

2 months ago

Wind was killer today. Trail was in great shape. A couple of icy patches in the shade otherwise all dry.

Worth the visit but not exactly wilderness. Very crowded and noisy. Not a place to escape.

Incredible views from all directions. Trail was dry; no extra traction needed.

Easy and senic

Beautiful but populated.

Great hike even though we started a little late in the afternoon. The area of the hike seemed very mild compared with the surrounding area, which was great on a January afternoon.

Fun and easy trail to access

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