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Nice trail if not crowded. Fun to do with a little snow. Amazing view of the reservoir.

hiking
rocky
snow
12 hours ago

Family and I moved to Denver a week ago and this was our first hike. Beautiful scenery during the entire hike. We did the Morrison slide and reached the summit. Unfortunately there were storm clouds gathering so we couldn’t stay there long! We’ll definitely be back

Easy family tromp. Multi-use, enough uphill to get the heart going. Good view of the Front Range and Denver. Adequate parking and coffee shop (Monk and Mongoose) just down the road.

Trail was well covered with ice and snow. I went snowshoeing after the storm to work in a quick hike. I was really surprised for the amount of snow. Probably could have done the whole trail with spikes and you would be okay. Best been to get there really early to get the best work of the snowshoes

Great loop if you’re in the mood to hike but not kill yourself with ridiculous incline. Beautiful views throughout but the summit by one of the falls is

Great views of mountains and city, did not expect that being right in the middle of the city setting.
It was nice to get a quick/challenging hike in, then go to lunch, then get grocery shopping done all in one trip!

One of my all-time favorite hikes! Close to home but it doesn't feel like a lame weekend warrior kind of trail. Great starter hike for the inexperienced.

beautiful scenery!

Fun trail! Packed with snow but beautiful nonetheless. For some areas having trekking poles would make it easier.

5 days ago

Beautiful setting. This is set as Easy however parking is a bit tricky and it's a pretty steep climb to get to the glacier. Was pretty slick with all the snow, will go again in spring.

I just moved here and found this hike a little challenging because of the altitude. the trail is pretty packed down so I did it in tennis shoes with no problem. a lot of people brought sleds that looked fun! I took a lot of breaks but the view was great.

Awesome hike! Went up in November 2018, trail was pretty icy / snowy but could hike it in sneakers (did a lot of butt slides on the way down). The fire tower is well worth the hike and then the climb when you reach it.

Getting to the trail head was very very bumpy and slow moving in some spots.

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Went on 1/15. Not too many people, made my own route to make it longer and went to the top of Mt. Falcon. With the snow it was definitely a decent workout! Snow was packed, no need for spikes or poles.

For someone not used to the altitude, this hike can be more challenging than most people have rated it. It’s short, but fairly rocky and steep. Combine that with the altitude, and some breaks may be necessary. Once you reach the top though, it’s worth the effort and you’ll probably want to hang out for a bit. Beautiful hike, but don’t underestimate it!

Completed on Sunday, January 13th: Beautiful trail!! Pretty snow packed and it was a sunny day so it got pretty muddy in spots, be careful going down. Also, leash your dogs as it’s a leashed trail. It doesn’t matter if your dog is 10 lbs and friendly as heck, still needs to be leashed (my family member had a problem with an unleashed dog and disgruntled owner). Overall, awesome hike!

We hiked this in the snow today and the compacted snow trail was easy to follow. Great views all the way around and the elevation changes added some challenge. The herd of deer was fun to see.

amazing winter hike. snow was loosely packed, not icy. I hiked in just boots with good grip. get out here when the snow is fresh, it's stunning!

Challenging hike with beautiful views! If you have a normal compact car, you’ll have to hike the Spruce Lakes Trail before getting to where the Mohawk Lakes Trail actually starts. From there, it’s a lot of climbing uphill with steep rocks, but so worth it. Definitely make sure you see the waterfall on your way up (there’s a sign for it). The lower lake was pretty easy to get to, but the trail is a little hard to see/follow for the upper lake. Saw quite a few people fishing at the upper lake when we got there. Loved it!

trail is snow covered but not icy! beautiful as can be!

snowshoeing
6 days ago

My friend and I snowshoed this trail yesterday and I was so pretty in the winter! Just outside Denver, it’s a perfect day hike. Views were a little limited due to the cloud coverage, but still so beautiful. The last mile was a little tougher in the snowshoes due to the elevation gain being all at the end (depending on what direction you start), but we made it and loved it! I’d like to try it in the summer months!

Excellent hike!

Completed on 1/10/18. Pretty easy trail but had some incline! The red rocks trail part of the loop is basically flat and the Morrison slide portion had the most incline. Good hike to do by myself because it was somewhat busy for midweek at noon. Tiny parking lot at the trail head, so many people parked on the side of the road. Not by the amphitheater, so there are no bathrooms FYI.

Hiked this trail 4 days ago. It was icy with light snow coverage. I used micros which helped a great deal. The frozen waterfall was beautiful!! A great winter hike. I look forward to doing this hike in the spring.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike for the entire family! We battled 40+ mph winds and still had the best time! Can’t wait to do it again. We hiked on 1/4/18, completely snow-packed but made it even better. Kids slid back down the trail almost the entire way!

Little icy in spots but all in all a really solid hike with great views!

This is my favorite close by hike ❤️

We started at the Beaver Brook trail which is 3 miles downhill and back up the Chavez which was 2 miles uphill. We went 1/6/19 and there trail had some snow and ice in some areas. The trail is a mix of flat trail, rocks you need to hug or climb over and crossing streams. Just be mindful that the last 2 miles have quite an incline uphill and it’s not easy. I am looking forward to doing it again in summer as it is well shaded and I may be in better shape

Beautiful views by the reservoir

Agree with comment below.

Didn't need spikes today. Nice view at the top, quick hike close to Denver.

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