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2 days ago

One of the hardest but great scenery on the top of mountain.

Hiked 9.22. Great for a first 14er but a bit to many people on my way up, especially at the summit. Took the east side of the mountain down to the lake and hooked up to the abyss trail to make a loop out off this (makes for a 10+ mile hike). Much more secluded just watch your step as you are hopping boulder to boulder on the way down the side of the mountain. One wrong move you'd go down pretty hard but that was the most fun part for me. Also easy to lose yourself in 6' tall and dense shrubbery. Had to just power through some sections to find the trail again on the abyss portion.

Absolutely breath taking!

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

Fantastic.
This is like 3 separate hikes in 1.
The first mile or so is an easy walk through the slot. Great rock formations and an easy walk for any age. One person in another group did get claustrophobic and turned back.
The next 1/4 mile of so is a climb. Some trail, some stairs some switchbacks. It is a little bit of a challenge. Some smaller kids were having trouble and it is steep. The trail can be narrow with areas to pull over and let oncoming hikers pass. There was ice on the trail when we were there but it didn't cause too much problem.
The last part is on top of the mountain. Fairly flat trail with long views of the valley and other mountains. Again- beautiful.
I highly recommend this hike. The rock formations and the slot are amazing.

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing hike, took 2 hours because it was leisurely. I loved going in between and on top. Stunning panoramic view at the top. Really truly breathtaking.

Very easy, beautiful scenery, and a popular trail for all ages. Sometimes you even see deer or other little critters.
I highly recommend this trail!

This hike was everything everybody said it would be, and more. Perfect weather and trail conditions.

Beautiful sights, challenging hike and uplifting experience!

9 days ago

Great views! Unfortunatly for us, we have to avoid last sector by icy.
For me one of the best perspectives.

You’ll find mostly mountain bikers on this trail. The degree of difficulty is moderate only because of the “mountain slide trail” portion. It’s 2.9 miles up to the top of the mountain and 2.9 miles back. It starts off as an open meadow, which winds around into a very easily run valley that dips down just before reaching the mountain slide, which traverses around a moderately steep accent to the top. Many people take landscape pictures of the beautiful views at the top which the trail continues to wind around the back end of this mountain peak into a loop, leading back to the Matthew Winters Parking Lot/start/finish point. This land is located adjacent to Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado.

Beautiful view from the top! Well worth the effort. My then 7 year old was a little nervous about the narrow top portion of the hike, but she toughed it out and wasn’t scared once we were at the wide and mostly flat top of the peak.

We hiked AL on Dec. 1st. 2018. We could not have asked for better weather. The condition of the tral was excellent. I would recommend checking the forecast, have good hiking shoes or boots and bring plenty of water and protein. Bars/bananas etc. The view from the top and also along the way is phenomenal. Cheers.

hiking
11 days ago

My mom and I did this trek early in the morning on our way to Santa Fe. It’s more easy than moderate other than some elevation gain, but the tent rocks themselves are amazing to see.

hiking
12 days ago

Got this one done this summer while I completed the Mount Herman and Raspberry Mountain Loop via Whilte Ghost Trail

hiking
14 days ago

Getting snow-packed in shady areas, with occasional ice. I didn’t need microspikes.....which is good since I didn’t have them with me.

Not at all crowded this morning. My dog and I saw seven people and nine dogs.....all friendly.

My husband and baby went snowshoeing here today; it's a long-shot, but he lost his car keys. Old beat up key for a Scion tC, safety pin, house key, and a silver metal flash drive. If anyone happens out there tomorrow and sees them, please let me know! RhiannonDean07 @ gmail

Awesome hike with stunning mountain views, wildflowers, and a beautiful lake. Perfect for a single day hike. Get there early for parking when the weather is nice.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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

snowshoeing
19 days ago

A little tough getting from parking to trail. Good snowpack, could get by with spikes.

hiking
19 days ago

With the winter storm yesterday, I was met with knee-to-thigh-deep snow for the majority of the hike, so I definitely let out a few war cries on the ascent. It was still a great experience and gave me an insane workout. I recommend trekking poles, knee-high gaiters, water resistant clothing, and snow shoes or skis. Micro spikes were almost worthless due to the post-holing, but they'll be more applicable once the terrain hardens. If you're faced with similar weather (newly fallen, powdery snow), I'd roll out with snow shoes/gaiters at a minimum.

The trailhead parking lot was well-plowed, so those with sedans and non-AWD/4x4 should still be able to access the lot regardless of the trail condition.

Hiking Quandary Peak is challenging in the winter, but its doable and fulfilling if you start early. Also, it's one of the least likely 14ers to be affected by avalanches due to the ridge trail, so that's a plus.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful hike! The canyon looks like your in Jurassic Park! Not too difficult, down to the water hole is a bit treacherous because of loose rocks and gravel. Nice spot to hang out and have lunch or snack if it’s not overcrowded with swimmers. Nice hike to take out of town guests too.

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.

Was the only one hiking this morning with my pup! Snow was packed so I didn’t even need to take out my trex. AllTrails app works throughout but it is marked and you will see more than enough footprints to help you! Try and get to the rocks by 11 to be clear of storms!

hiking
20 days ago

Varying views and terrain. Great hike to take your four legged companion

Awesome experience!!! I loved everything about this hike!!

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing rewarding hike to angels landing, with the 360 views at the top making the uphill struggle worth it. Is strenuous with Steep incline to the top with lots of switchbacks and with the final kilometre having chains to help up to the top of angels landing along a steep ridge. Definitely not for those scared of heights. Took us about 2 hours to get to the top but took plenty of rest stops along the way and about an 1.5 down. To get to trailhead there is shuttle bus service as the road is for shuttle bus only but buses come every few minutes and run until after sunset. The trail was very busy even in mid November.

Really beautiful hike. Moderate in terms of the physical effort. Hard if you’re scared of heights.

Great hike! Was a little icy in many spots so you’ll need yaxtrax if you’re doing it soon. The trail is really tough to follow when you near pikes peak highway. We got yelled at by the trail dude when we were crossing the highway. Otherwise it was a great hike.

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