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Pretty easy, but great view!

Hiked in the middle of winter on a nice sunny day. Views followed by aspen groves and a few creek crossings made for a scenic hike with lots of packed snow closer to the falls. My 5 and 11 year enjoyed the hike but think about taking lunch or food in general if you have kids. It took my 5 year old about 4.5 hours.

This place is beautiful ❤ to get here there is about an hour and a half of just road, no gas stations, no bathrooms. There is a couple of miles of only dirt roads. once you get there the first overlook has a very clean bathroom. The second overlook not far from the first has just a parking area. Again, this place is beautiful, it's like you are on another planet.

Yaktrax were needed. The falls are still frozen but was a great hike.

21 days ago

Lovely and pleasant 2.5hour walk through the forest, so quiet and peaceful. Didn’t come across too many people. Path was mostly good although some areas rather icy - we managed with good walking shoes but would recommend stabilizers. Not that strenuous, but a good bit of exercise!

good hike, yaktrax helped a lot with ice

Great trail and beautiful . You have great choices on the trail and great opportunities for photos. I am pretty new to hiking, and this trail was perfect. It was enough to get the exercise I needed without asking me feel defeated

Hiked today with cramp ons! It was a great day! Trail was icy but with the cramps it was perfect! Nice workout

Must have $7 in cash to park! The structures are interesting. It’s a nice walk through the woods with occasional views of the front range, but the trails are not clearly marked and somewhat confusing. I drove from Denver and left pretty disappointed. Maybe it’s better in the summer, but for seven dollars I expected more. We left and found a prettier hike like 10 minutes further down the road for free.

1 month ago

Nice place to take people when they come to visit from out of state or want to get out after just moving here . It has it's own beauty without taxing anyone physically. The formations are wonderful and the colors are beautiful. I would not do this hike in the late spring or summer but most any other time would be good.

This trail was a lot of fun in the snow! It was beautiful. The trail changes elevation often during the loop and gives a good workout.

This trail was an awesome moderate hike! Awesome for the kind you want to do leisurely and chat with your pals. Not a lot of outstanding, spectacular views like some of those Colorado hikes, but beautiful nonetheless. Highly recommended if you want do have a nice hike in the woods.

Beautiful trail. Falls were frozen but you could hear a small stream of running water. Nice vistas on the cliff loop trail. Can’t wait to go back!

Nice close to the city quick hike. Frozen falls/creek was cool. Some icy spots but micro spikes were not needed.

Great trail! Very dog friendly. Lots of people. Not too much snow or ice. Falls are frozen. Totally gorgeous view.

2 months ago

This is a beautiful and fun trail. Took my daughters and filled up our phones with photos of really unique things (for these Texans anyway), like frozen waterfalls, huge cliffs & sheer rock walls, the San Juan flowing in and out of frozen sections... Very doable and easy out & back hike. Highly recommend!

Great trail. Gives you all types of scenery to enjoy.

Nice trail for a quick afternoon hike. Went in December, some snow and ice in shady areas. Not too crowded.

My favorite hike here so far! The views from the top are AMAZING!!

Sadly the road there is closed so it adds about 6 miles to the hike.

Wonderful trail through the woods

Very pretty creek side trail. We did K to L I think (versus the dam trail). Lots of families out and dogs. Creek was mostly frozen. Tim likes the east side, but it was closed for the season. Park at the farthest lot instead of near the visitor center. $7 day pass. $70 for an annual pass.

2 months ago

With the warm weather why not experience this great trail with a new look. The frozen river and lack of people made it a completely different hike. Do it if you can.

I loved this hike! I did this in May, and was perfect weather! This is the hike that got me into hiking for the year! I’ll definitely be going again!

2 months ago

I'd been saving this hike for a wintry day as a close-to-Denver alternative to a snowy mountain drive, and while it can't compete with alpine views, it does have a beauty of its own and I was glad to have made the 90-minute drive with the family in tow. Our toddler had fun exploring the short side canyons and ducking through "tunnels", and an owl sighting was a highlight for all of us. The exposure of the higher plains on the second half of the loop made it a cold and windy outing, so bundle up if you're going in winter!

Snow covered but easy passage. Wore gators but not needed. Nice peaceful wooded trail. Good way to spend Xmas day.

2 months ago

Little snow but still really good traction

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