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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

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muddy
snow
2 days ago

Great trail close to Denver. Not very busy midweek during the day. Some good views of peaks, downtown and red rocks once you get on top.

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muddy
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful sunny day with snow capped mountains calls for a winter hike . I brought my four legged companion, new hiking boots, essential day pack, and a positive outlook to what was to come when I arrived in the parking lot. I went counterclockwise, and trekked up the icy , muddy mountain top first (realized that when I finished my loop route) please be careful as there’s a lot of black ice venturing upwards, especially in the shady parts of the trail when you curl around the mountain. It was very muddy throughout the beginning and near the end of the hike. Overall found some gorgeous gems, had a great workout for my physical body and a much needed adventure for my soul today . Out and back took 2 1/2hours . The last half hour was collecting rocks and sipping in the sights of downtown Denver whenever there was clearance through the forest . Ski poles are recommended even with waterproof winter hiking boots.

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

Great views! Well worth if you’re already around! Take yourself to the top!

on Turkey Trot Trail

hiking
6 days ago

I went hiking on Saturday January 12, 2019 and it was snow packed. It was beautiful and I had to use my hiking poles.

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!

hiking
6 days ago

Trail nearly covered in snow except for a few areas... made for a fun hike. Should have brought trekking poles for better grip. Good views of Red Rocks. Fun hike for how close it is to the city.

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!

Excellent hike!

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.

Just hiked the Staunton Ranch trail toward Elk Falls past Sunday afternoon. Clear, well marked trail. Great views.

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

Agree with comment below.

Amazing trail you have to try. Little bit everything on this hike. It was bit sketchy in some areas because of snow and ice over some rocks, but overall it’s a great trail and will be back.

Beautiful hike that crossed over the creek several times. It was snowy/icy in several areas. Starts off downhill then the last mile and a half or so is uphill. Well maintained but could use better signage.

This was a fantastic hike. Excellent trail, beautiful scenery and not too difficult. It could be hot in the summer but it would be perfect any other time. We followed the SR to BE up to the lake and took Marmot Passage (MP) out and it was almost exactly 10 miles. The MP part had the best views and connected back to SR. One of our favorite new hikes.

Great hike with multiple creek crossings. Went right at the start of the loop and it was 85% downhill and flat, easy. Probably more on the moderate end the other way. Recommend going in the summer to see the awesome creek. It was frozen during my hike but still was a gorgeous hike! Moderate hikers and dogs.

Fun hike. A bit of light scrambling to get to the lake - numerous social trails (so pay attention to find your way back down easily). Parking fills up early.

Easy hike near Denver. Falls aren't awesome. Worth a trip to get some Vitamin N.

Beautiful views, varied terrain, busy with hikers and dogs, some tricky spots, several amazing rock stairs, very little snow or ice on the trail on the day we went...It definitely satisfies the need to get some peace in nature!

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Went snowshoeing here on 12/29/18 and loved it. No super steep slopes, not crowded, 4 to 5 ft of snow (powder as you get farther along). Only challenging part of trail is the distance since the road leading to the trailhead is closed it adds about 2 miles one way.

This was a pretty hike. Not well posted and we lost track of the trail a few times...which would likely be more difficult right after a snow. Easy access from the city.

Beautiful trail, but it’s really easy to miss the falls. Look for the sign!

Light snow on trail, very quiet, the ice of the falls had a blue hue. Great short hike through tall pines sprinkled with snow.

hiking
24 days ago

A really good place to hike close to Denver. The trail is well marked and not too rocky, I hiked the day after Christmas and the trail was good and dry.

Hiked on Christmas Day and maybe encountered a dozen other people total. The hike is simply beautiful and challenging enough to make me feel really satisfied! The trail is very icy (dirt covered) in many places but other than that, it was clear. The falls were incredible and I’d recommend the hike!

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