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3 hours ago

Nice family friendly trail with lots of wildlife. The views are beautiful. There is a nice picnicking area about half way through, though there are no tables, but plenty of boulders to sit on. I saw woodpeckers, deer, a weasel, and some bobcat tracks.

Loved this hike. Amazing views.

4 days ago

Trail to mt Cutler is lined with very cool rock formations once you near the top. definitely worth it!

Easy hike with kids (ages 4-7), fun rock formations for them to check out, lots of folks with dogs out and about.

Fun, pretty

on Manitou Park Lake Trail

5 days ago

Kid friendly, easy walk. Not really worth paying $7 to park at the lake

gorgeous views from the top and great for fast running back down. last 1/2 mile up to the summit is a bit challenging but worth the twists and turns!

12 days ago

Beautiful, peaceful hike. Loved the intrigue of finding the Ute prayer trees.

Awesome, awesome trail. Scrambling at the top gets a bit hairy but worth it!

13 days ago

Great trail for conditioning for high altitude. I"ve been away from the area for over a year so have lost some lung capacity and some of the uphills forced me to slow down. But I made it. Fun hike!

16 days ago

Very beautiful summit. The trail is definitely moderate, as some scrambling is required at the top but it is manageable without any special equipment. I would recommend this to out of town visitors who want to experience climbing a mountain and I will definitely be back! I would advise average to above average fitness level.

Kids loved it- twin 6 year old girls and 11 year old boy! Perfect for our fam!

trail running
19 days ago

Great trail! Very well-maintained. I really liked the up and down nature of it, as opposed to all up one way and all down the other. Beautiful scenery as well.

on Fox Run Loop Trail

20 days ago

Easy trail. Very nice. Great place for walking your dog.

Great hike! Definitely would say the difficulty increases as you near the top, but the views are 100% worth the climb!

This app says “moderate” but the sign says “intermediate- difficult” which is much more accurate. I found the second half of the climb difficult as one must do some scrambling on the upper portion. However, it is very rewarding once you get to the top. If you have trek poles the take them...I’m happy I did!

Perfect to start my 7 year old with longer hikes. Beautiful and just enough shade to not die in the heat.

Beautiful views. Brought my 6 and 8 year olds and they did great. There are 4 or 5 narrow spots with steep drop offs, but as long as your kids listen and follow directions they will be fine. But, if you have kids that tend to run ahead or don’t listen well, then you might want to skip this one. Mostly uncovered sunny trail but areas of shade to find a spot to take a break if needed.

trail running
28 days ago

Great trail. Easy. Pretty. Early morning start time avoids the crowds.

Quick, easy hike with stunning views!

Love this hike. A little challenging for a recent transplant from Tennessee, but more than manageable and totally worth it for the views from the top. Definitely recommend doing the Cutler in the same visit - maximum bang for your buck. Parking fills up on the weekends so get there early! We will definitely be back.

Awesome trail for a recent Colorado transplant from Tennessee. Not super difficult but the payoff in mountaintop views, y’all - Just do it. We also did the Muscoco trail in the same trip, and totally recommend this method as they are both super rewarding and super manageable. Got there just before 9:00 am on a Saturday and parking was already getting pretty hard to find, so keep that in mind. Well maintained trails. Gorgeous views. And only 15 minutes from the city. We will be back!

Nice hike with beautiful views throughout. Although it’s pretty easy there are still some sheer drop offs and slippery rocks so be careful and don’t take it for granted. Nice spot at the top to take in the views. I enjoyed this quick hike.

Great trail. Easy to moderate skill level. Lots of shade opportunities, beautiful scenery and you definitely see people but the foot traffic isn't bad. while hiking you will come to a fork in the trail , take the time to try both trails since your already there it only takes another 20 minutes or so.

If you’re in decent shape- easy! Typically can finish it in about an hour and a half. If you’re from out of town this is a good one for you, decent length and difficulty with great views at the top. Just take it slow and hydrate if you’re not used to the elevation. Trail is SUPER easy to find and follow.

Edit*** You do NOT need hiking poles as someone here said and this is not difficult... of course it’s going to be harder near the summit- it’s a peak!

Awesome scenic view at the top! 7 and 10 year old kids did great. Family friendly.

Beautiful views and not that crowded. Very steep incline at the top, was real slippery coming down, be careful!!

Beautiful easy, short hike with great views. Did it in 45 minutes with plenty of stopping and chatting with other hikers.

Super short and easy hike in a beautiful setting

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