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Breathtaking trail. Went there for the sunrise. Unforgettable moment.

hiking
2 hours ago

Amazing and challenging hike. Chasm lake with a little bit of snow on the ground was quite a sight to see. Once you break through the forest the views are breathtaking.

hiking
4 days ago

Incredible view of multiple lakes and Mountain View’s, steep climb in the half mile

hiking
4 days ago

The trail had spectacular views of Estes and looking at the entrance for the national park. I didn’t like how soft the trail itself was. I sunk down into the sand with every step. It was quite the challenge there and back with good elevation gain. The views made up for the little faults it has.

hiking
5 days ago

You will need snowshoes for the last 2 or 3 miles after the Sunday storm. Close to lion lake, snow was at least 3 feet deep. We had to break the trail after junction between Lion and Thunder lakes.

Steady climb. The views half-way up exceeded the actual lake view, but it was a nice hike with some icy stairs.

fishing
6 days ago

Hello twins ;)

Deep snow about 1 mile from the summit, would recommend snow shoes or waterproof boots. Otherwise great views and beautiful trail.

Enjoyable shortish day hike. Lake is SMALL. Views back over Estes Park and of RMNP and great!

An incredibly rewarding hike. Took about two hours there and back; beautiful range of scenery.

hiking
7 days ago

So happy we did this hike! The weather ended up being way better than we expected. We had to guess our way for most of the hike bc the snow covered the trail. It’s pretty slushy right now so I’d recommend waterproof shoes! We made the scramble up to the top through the crevasse and enjoyed the amazing views!

hiking
9 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike! A steady ascent led to a rocky area with a fantastic view. This is an easy hike to do with dogs. There are bag stations. The trail isn’t very rocky.

Amazing views, worth every step.

Loved this hike! A light dusting of snow, still air, and a blanket of clouds resting below the summit with immaculate views of Longs and Meeker.

Hiked 10/6. Started 9:15am, summit by 11:55am. Nice switchbacks thru the Alpine’s with gorgeous views of Longs Peak above the clouds.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing 360 view on top of the rock. Make certain you scale the crevasse between the rock to get to the very top. Truly breathtaking views.

Moderate hike climbing 1k feet over 2 miles with a steep stretch the last .25 mile of the trail. Good for everyone jut go prepared with water, protein and maybe a good walking stick.

2 hours in and 1 hour out and that was with lots of stops along the way.

Amazing hike.

Great hike. Started a little late in the day around 2:30p. Made it to the summit by a little after 4p, and back to the car by 6. Loved the views, and the quietness of the forest contrasted with the fierce wind at the summit.

Nice trail. Great views of Estes Park and RMNP. Some steep parts but nothing really more than steep steps. Hermit Park is a very nice area and the trail is well marked and well maintained. check on the fee before you go in.

Great easy to moderate hike. Make sure to go all the way to the top for the full experience.

hiking
15 days ago

Very short hike. The falls are beautiful. There were a handful of people walking and climbing all over the rocks. Definitely worth the hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Took the shuttle from the park and ride to the Glacier Gorge trailhead then up to the falls. The hike was good not too difficult. There were a handful of people on the trail then lots at the falls. Several people taking family photos and others having picnics.

We got to the trailhead at 8AM and were the first car there. As we started the hike we were greeted by a beautiful rainbow to complement the golden aspens. We encountered a grouse along the trail, a large trout in the pool beneath the smaller waterfall, and a confused squirrel who ran around my legs as he tried to find his way across the trail. I agree with the previous post that the last 1/4 mile is difficult, but finding the trail at the sloped rock was a bigger challenge. We followed a couple false leads before stumbling across the way to the main event. The Bridal Veil Falls was beautiful, even in October. I can only imagine it in the Spring. One last comment- doing this hike in the summer sun would be brutal.

This was my first trail & I loved it! definitely a good workout & we stopped at a couple switchbacks, but overall this trail made me fall in love with the hike!

I did this trail September 29,2018. It’s a steep hike with a good scramble to get to the top. Beautiful views are worth the work.

hiking
17 days ago

Easy out and back hike that takes about 2-3 hours. Lots of shaded areas and stairs. Paul Bunyan’s boot can be found along the way. The lake itself is more like a dirty pond. Recommend going early to avoid the traffic and if you’re able to climb up a bit you can get a spectacular view on calm mornings.

Awesome views, not too many people, great hike

hiking
18 days ago

65 y.o. husband and I took our chubby selves up this hill today. it was fairly hard for us, coming from flatter land and having spent NO time on the stairmaster. the views we're beautiful and gem lake was pretty ( though in Minnesota we have "real" lakes and this would be a large puddle). we like rocks and geology so enjoyed the entire walk. trail was busy though nothing compared to Zion, Bryce, Moab, etc. the sprinkling of Aspen gold was also gorgeous.

Fun trail with beautiful fall colors. I'd rate it easy until the last 1/4 mile when you have to climb some steep areas and walk across steeply sloped rock. it can be hard to find the trail toward the end. There is a nice mini waterfall right before you get to the steep part.

The fall colors are amazing on this hike!

hiking
18 days ago

An amazing hike that gets your blood pumping. From the Ranger Station to Chasm Lake is a 4.2 mile hike that ascends 2,522 vertical feet, so the out and back hike is 8.4 miles as opposed to the 7.7 miles listed here. It’s a tough and steep high altitude trail, so bring plenty of water. It’s strenuous, but the payoff is absolutely surreal. This trail brings you right up to the east face of Longs Peak. Chasm Lake is one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring high altitude lakes that I’ve ever seen. Bring a good camera, because the photo opportunities are terrific throughout.

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