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Went all the way to lake solitude.... fantastic

off road driving
18 days ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Estes was driving this road. Fantastic views. Saw two moose about midway through the trail. Be prepared for large ruts and sharp turns. 4WD vehicle with some ground clearance is recommended.

hiking
18 days ago

hiked this today, 12.28.18. carried snowshoes but didnt need them. wore my spikes however. uphill climb and good workout. hiked 3.5 in and then back. beautiful scenery. stunning.

Beautiful day trip from Denver. Decent road with great views.

Did this last summer nice hike could do with out the cars though

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail with great views from the top.

We did not make it all the way but the views were incredible in the canyon!

Amazing views. Steep start then a flat, visually stunning hike. This was an all-star hike.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Nice out and back using closed road. You can also take some offshoot trails.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trip with my FJ. A couple of non4wheel drive vehicles were attempting it and were having a difficult time. Great views

Drive this last weekend in my stock JK rubicon. Made it 5-6 miles in before the snow became too much for the Jeep. Definitely need to come back once it melts, I only saw people with snowmobiles out there when I went so mid November is too late in the season for my Jeep.

off road driving
2 months ago

About 3.5 miles from the summit parking lot the road turns to ice right as the Rogers Pass sign comes into view. Bring a friend and a winch or chain up if you plan on going past the gate at the bottom of the trussel. I had a fox sniffing my tires as I was writing this :)

hiking
3 months ago

First time hiking in US national park, we are from Hong Kong and in a group of 4. A bit worried at first Becoz it is a bear zone area and we bought a can of bear spray. The park ranger/ guide at Jenny lake was very helpful showing us how to use it and even changed ours (we lost safety lock) with another can for us. It was a very good hike except we had to catch our breath a lot as we live at coastline, altitude is an issue but not a big one - just hike slowly

But the view is worth it. Ranger suggested us doing cascade trail first then we did hidden fall and lower inspiration point (since we couldn’t pass through hidden fall to cascade trail).

It was end of Sep, we took the 1st ferry at 10am then started hiking at 10.30am. We didn’t finish the whole trail, we just walked 1/4 and walked back and went to hidden fall and lower inspiration. I guess total we walked 7km. We just took our time and enjoyed taking the picture and the view.
Able to see a few mooses at Cascade Trail, but didn’t bump into any bear. We saw bear footprint (not 100% sure but it looked v much it was) when we hike up the cascade trail - we were the 1st group on that day. Lucky 4-6 of other hikers followed the same route as we got off the boat

We didn’t drink a lot of water as weather is very cool when we hiked, some sunshine but I still find it cold
To me it is not very hard - just hiked slowly. It is a bit steep at first but after that there is wide open nice view

off road driving
3 months ago

Amazing views! First time driving this road. Made the whole trek from Breck to Como. Was a bit worried at first as my SUV is only front wheel drive but it handled the snow (couple of inches) and mud without a problem. Next time I make the trip, I think I’ll start the trip at Como to be able to take in the sunset behind Breck and have dinner and drinks in town when it’s over.

off road driving
3 months ago

Easy drive up to the fork where we ran into plenty of snow.

hiking
3 months ago

Skipped the boat and hiked around Jenny lake, down to the boat dock (the trail through inspiration point was closed) then hiked up to hidden point and into the canyon. Great views and a fairly easy hike once you get into the canyon. Saw moose and supposedly missed a mama grizzly and two cubs ( good and bad.) by like a minute. Hiked to the trails fork, had lunch and turned around. I had a nasty blister so it took me longer than my typical hiking speed. Saw quite a few trail runners on the trail. Would do this hike again and try add lake solitude.

hiking
3 months ago

Jenny Lake ferry was not running for the season so yo save over two miles by coming in from String Lake. I would rate this a moderate hike. The highlight of this beautiful hike was a peaceful encounter with a huge moose and his lady friend. A number of hikers around and they knew were there but kept on eating

hiking
3 months ago

Just awesome. Start this hike from the String Lake trailhead (parking area) which technically ads another mile or so, because you have to go around the Jenny Lake loop to get to the Cascade Canyon trailhead.

From the parking area, go left. You’ll see an information station on your left & a bridge on your right. Cross the bridge and stay left at the fork (going right at the fork will start the String Lake loop). You’ll see the gorgeous views of Jenny lake on your left, and eventually come to the Cascade Cayon trailhead, among the others like Hidden Falls. Go right, and the trail begins. Awesome the whole way.

My wife and I are beginners, and we got to the end of this trail in 3h 20m with excessive stopping for pictures. Made it back to parking area in about 2 hours booking it to beat the sunset. No bears, but we saw 4 moose!

Awesome for wildlife!

off road driving
3 months ago

I drove Storm Mountain 128 and 153 with my girlfriend in her stock 17 Rubicon unlimited. It cleared all exposed rock obstacles. However, there is 1 section I did not chance on the end of the steep climb on 153. Only had 1 jeep and no winch. Other than that, it was a great time! I saw a couple other jeeps along the trail. The aspen are changing. I also saw several turkey with poults. Saw 1 yote on the trail. Good times, check this spot.

3 months ago

The ride up was spectacular!

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging and beautiful! We started off at the hidden falls trail and continued into the Cascade Canyon trail to the fork and back. Saw mama bear and two cubs on the rocks in the distance. Someone saw a moose in the area. Also had a lovely encounter with three mule deer. Amazing amazing views and differing scenery! Lush dense Forrest, open meadows and river, and rocky terrain. Solid 10 mile day.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail in Polaris Ranger Crew 570-4! Love the scenery (old trestles). Need off-road capability to get to end of trail (before closed tunnel).

off road driving
3 months ago

+beautiful trails above the treeline
+more trails than what the app said
+beautiful lakes

-1 or 2 mildly challenging spots
-nearly all very rocky, but I imagine that comes with the altitude

off road driving
3 months ago

+great view at the top
+pleasant trail
+saw a huge moose

-only one challenging spot at the beginning

-app is not accurate for trailhead, I had to ask locals. you'll come to a 3 way stop in an opening near the end of where the app wants you to go. the app wants you to go left, but go right. roughly a quarter mile down the road you'll see a house on the left side of the road with a red(if I recall correctly) door and a hard left turn by the house, take the left. I wrote these directions from memory from 2 months ago, but I'm pretty confident that's right.

3 months ago

More easy than moderate. Beautiful views from the fire tower at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Moose and epic canyon views!!!

off road driving
3 months ago

The trailhead is on private property and completely blocked off. The road up is an easy off-road trail. That’s what we recorded. Super bummed.

off road driving
3 months ago

Awesome views!

hiking
3 months ago

I’d put this on the easier side of moderate, took the Indian trail up and The bridal trail down, just under 2 hours.

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