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Super easy and beautiful!

We did this hike Saturday, 12/9/2018 in the morning. Got to the trailhead by 8:45 AM. We only did half the trail. Cold, but beautiful! We used microspikes .9 miles in but the snow got too deep at the turn off for Mount Flora. If you go, bring snowshoes! There were mostly people backcountry skiing-- the runs looked awesome. By the time we got back to the parking lot, there were no open spots.

snowshoeing
20 hours ago

Great beginner snowshoe trail! Wide, packed trail easy to snowshoe on. 4 stars because once we got to the clearing, we didn’t know where the trail kept on, so we ended up going our own (wrong) way. Still gorgeous nonetheless! Drive to Henderson Mine, turn right down the dirt road (need AWD, 4x4) and the parking lot will be soon after on the left. There’s a Jones Pass Trailhead sign so you know you’re in the right place. 12.11.18.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful day, perfect for a winter hike. Plenty of fresh snow, animal tracks, and evergreens. First mile and a half or so is well packed and I did just fine with microspikes, but snowshoes would be better for the rest.

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Great escape from the city, as I did not see a single soul on my entire hike. The trailhead was not exactly right across the street from the parking lot as my map had indicated. Look for the gate in the fence.

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Beautiful
Doable in regular hiking boots
Went on a Sunday at 11am and was moderately traveled
Lots of available parking

snowshoeing
3 days ago

I did not finish the hike due to the last half-mile out being past your knees. It was beautiful but at times I was too hot or too cold with how I was dressed. I passed two dummies that were walking around in Boots and jeans and were covered in snow up to their hips essentially punching holes in the ground with their feet and ruining the blazed trail. Please do not do this. this ruins the trail for everyone who actually planned ahead and knew when it snowed you should bring snowshoes.

hiking
4 days ago

I always love this hike! Today was probably the most windy day I've had there thus far, at the lakes, but still beautiful! I started out around 9:40am, plenty of parking in the lot. I used my crimp-ons until just after nymph lake, then switched over to the snowshoes. There were quite a few people making it to Emerald lake with just the crimp-ons. That said there was a lot of post holing as well! I would recommend having your snowshoes with you. And to Arizona ( just moved here from AZ) have fun playing this winter! and maybe I'll see you snowshoeing next time;)!

Great hike. Wore spikes to nymph lake then switched to snowshoes for rest of way. Trail was fairly well packed but a step off the trail and you quickly realize how deep the snow is. Got to dream lake and some hikers were ice skating. Walked across frozen lake and pressed to emerald.. some elevations getting to dream and emerald but nothing too long. Wind was down which made for a nice walk in the woods.

hiking
7 days ago

Just up there today, winds out of the west with gusts that had to be 60 mph. Hike out past nymph lake was calm, but approaching dream lake winds really picked up.. high drifting past dream lake, without snow shoes you can’t get beyond the last hundred yards or so to emerald lake. Still a beautiful and awesome hike despite the winds. Only got up to 9F, gear held up nicely

Beautiful hike for all skill levels.

snowshoeing
10 days ago

Nice show shoe, plenty of snow now.

hiking
10 days ago

Wind was intense once we reached Dream Lake! Got out of the wind by staying along the bank in the trees, but would've been much more difficult if we didn't have snowshoes.

Decent views. Cold around the lakes so don't quit. Snow shoes make it easier after dream lake. Emerald lake is gorgeous

Nice snowshoe. Easy to follow and I had it mostly to myself on a Tuesday morning. Didn’t need snowshoes or traction until a mile in.

All right trail nice views at times

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful and Cold with a straight west wind. All three lakes are frozen solid but remain breathtaking. Trail is hard packed up to Dream Lake, but leg up to Emerald is looser. Can be done with micro spikes, but changed over to my snowshoes and going was much easier.

snowshoeing
14 days ago

This is a fabulous trail in any season Today's early morning snow shoeing found packed snow at start of trail with much deeper snow as elevation increased. I turned around once I entered the alpine terrain above tree line. There was only one other person on the trail this morning, so I basically had the trail to myself (and my dog).

snowshoeing
15 days ago

Went on 11/26 and there was great snow! We used crampon spikes with 2/3” spikes and could only get to Dream Lake. The snow got knee deep after that so we had to turn around but snowshoers continued. Beginning of the trail had wide, packed snow but got progressively looser and more narrow as the trail went on. Beautiful views and great fun!

snowshoeing
15 days ago

Beautiful trail, great views, definitely needed the crampons/snow shoes to finish the full 3!

snowshoeing
15 days ago

My fav snow shoe spot close to denver. Always guaranteed to be a winter wonderland. Take the fork to the left for skiing and snow showing. To the right there is snowmobilers. My dog loves this trail!

Hiked in August and it was super crowded but still beautiful! We saw all age ranges and abilities on this hike. Awesome views.

snowshoeing
18 days ago

Gorgeous snow shoe. However, snow is about an inch or less on the first 3 miles of the trail. Might be good to bring crampons and snow shoes. Most of the rivers are frozen over.

hiking
19 days ago

11/18/18. Always a great trail! I read recent reviews so we packed our snowshoes and wore micro spikes. Trail was totally packed down up to mile 2.6 and then we needed the snowshoes. Gorgeous day!

Cold and windy late Sept hike. But the fall colors were just gorgeous.

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of snow on trail but was easy to walk. Beautiful day yesterday!

snowshoeing
22 days ago

Awesome trail. Spikes worked fine for the first couple miles then you probably want snowshoes beyond that. The trail diverges at one point but youll get there one way or the other

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful easy trail, but very popular among tourists so get there early!

LOVED this trail. snowy, icy, and absolutely beautiful! not much effort.

hiking
22 days ago

Amazingly beautiful on a quiet Wednesday. The trail was icy in many spots, especially between Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. We had crampons that made the hike a lot easier!

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