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muddy
snow
1 day ago

Some areas were definitely icy and slippery. I had hiking boots on but i would’ve felt better w polls and even spikes. Beautiful hike!

Fun hike. It was a little sloshy after noon. Microspikes are fairly necessary.

hiking
2 days ago

Was a beautiful day today, trail was getting slushy and muddy. I wore Spikes but my friend did not, all up to comfort level. Great views from most parts of the trail!

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muddy
no shade
snow
2 days ago

It was icey for the most part, wish I had spikes on my shoes. Despite the trail conditions, I ran into a lot of people. It was 51F on a warm holiday (1/21/19), definitely nice to be out! A perfect short hike in the winter. The view was ok.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice little Sunday hike. View at the top is incredible. Justin dropped his phone in a crevice but I saved the day with a long stick. Superb hike for when you want to sweat a little but not die completely.

hiking
snow
4 days ago

This trail is a gem not to long but the views is amazing. Today the trail was covered in snow but very passable and just a treat to hike in mid January. I did have my Yaktrax on for traction but probably did not need them with the amount of snow on the trail. It did cost $9 to get into the park and parking is hard to come by. I got there early 9 AM and did not have an issue.

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muddy
snow
5 days ago

Great trail close to Denver. Not very busy midweek during the day. Some good views of peaks, downtown and red rocks once you get on top.

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muddy
scramble
snow
5 days ago

Beautiful sunny day with snow capped mountains calls for a winter hike . I brought my four legged companion, new hiking boots, essential day pack, and a positive outlook to what was to come when I arrived in the parking lot. I went counterclockwise, and trekked up the icy , muddy mountain top first (realized that when I finished my loop route) please be careful as there’s a lot of black ice venturing upwards, especially in the shady parts of the trail when you curl around the mountain. It was very muddy throughout the beginning and near the end of the hike. Overall found some gorgeous gems, had a great workout for my physical body and a much needed adventure for my soul today . Out and back took 2 1/2hours . The last half hour was collecting rocks and sipping in the sights of downtown Denver whenever there was clearance through the forest . Ski poles are recommended even with waterproof winter hiking boots.

Did this hike on 1/11/19 after 6 inches of fresh snow (and still snowing) that morning. It was beautiful in the trees with all the snow. Can’t comment on the views because it was cloudy and snowing hard. Incline was tough with all the fresh snow, would recommend spikes!!

Awesome hike! Went up in November 2018, trail was pretty icy / snowy but could hike it in sneakers (did a lot of butt slides on the way down). The fire tower is well worth the hike and then the climb when you reach it.

Getting to the trail head was very very bumpy and slow moving in some spots.

Did this hike on 1/15/2019 in the late afternoon. Still completely snow covered from 1/11 snowfall. We did not have spikes/yaktrax and still completed this hike with our dog with relative ease. Rather slick on the packed snow in places but overall made it up okay. Difficulty is moderate I would say especially with the packed snow. At the top there is rock scrambles to get to the views but it was worth it. Beautiful short hike with the snow cover. Good views at the top after the rock scramble.

hiking
snow
8 days ago

Went on 1/15. Not too many people, made my own route to make it longer and went to the top of Mt. Falcon. With the snow it was definitely a decent workout! Snow was packed, no need for spikes or poles.

Did this hike in the beginning of fall. Aspens were starting to peak and it was absolutely gorgeous!! Would do this hike again in any season, it’s awesome. Very dog friendly and the trail is thin so if your dog isn’t quite friendly, be wary of passing dogs. The only thing that turned me off was the amount of dog poop bags along the trail. Pick up your dogs poop!! It’s stupid to just pick up your dogs poop and leave it in a bag as trash, id rather you not even pick it up. Lastly, it’s off roading to get to the trail head and parking fills up fast, so get there early. Awesome hike!

on Turkey Trot Trail

hiking
8 days ago

I went hiking on Saturday January 12, 2019 and it was snow packed. It was beautiful and I had to use my hiking poles.

hiking
9 days ago

Trail nearly covered in snow except for a few areas... made for a fun hike. Should have brought trekking poles for better grip. Good views of Red Rocks. Fun hike for how close it is to the city.

snowshoeing
9 days ago

My friend and I snowshoed this trail yesterday and I was so pretty in the winter! Just outside Denver, it’s a perfect day hike. Views were a little limited due to the cloud coverage, but still so beautiful. The last mile was a little tougher in the snowshoes due to the elevation gain being all at the end (depending on what direction you start), but we made it and loved it! I’d like to try it in the summer months!

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful hike! All packed down snow, minimal ice (I went about a week ago). Spikes and poles would have been nice, but I was fine in just hiking boots the whole way. When you start and go right down the loop you feel like you're in Narnia, surrounded but snow covered trees/mountains etc. Really beautiful and surreal. When I came out of the loop on the way back they have two look outs which are breathtaking and a must stop/take pic area! I went on the earlier side, but not crazy early (started at 8am) and there was barely anyone around which I loved! Took about 2ish hours.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful views! Bring some micro spikes because the top has some pretty icy spots right now.

Great hike! Beautiful views throughout this short hike near Boulder. Hop over to Instagram @2_Summit_Up or my website here2summitup.wordpress.com to see more pictures of this awesome adventure.

Absolutely stunning! The hike is still pretty much dry, any hiking boots were fine. Just a few small patches of snow. This hike has SO many amazing views at each and every turn. Highly recommend for an easy day hike.

I took Parmalee Trail to Tower trail to the top of mount falcon which was about 3 miles to the top.

As said earlier, parking fills up quickly. I got there around 1030 and there were spots but by the time I finished around 1 there was nothing.

hiking
17 days ago

Did this trail about 2 weeks ago, a must! The first 1/3 when I did it was all snow packed, minimal ice. I did not have spikes or poles (though they would have been nice to have) and was fine. You have to take either of the other two trails at the beginning that both run into Parmalee which is loop. When you get to the top you have about 10 minutes of pure beautiful scenery as you walk along and see endless mountains with 0 civilization in site. It is so beautiful! 0-no service which I was a-ok with. Can't wait to come back in the summer!

hiking
17 days ago

Fairly easy loop with good views. Mount Falcon gets very busy, especially on weekends. So parking becomes an issue if you get there during peak times. The earlier the better.

There are so many different offsets to trails that this particular one is easy to lose. I would definitely recommend tracking your hike on the app. I took the wrong way multiple times but it was still a nice hike, nonetheless. This trail has really nice views of the mountains and red rocks. Would recommend for out of state visitors. This is a nice space for close to home trails. Microspikes were not needed January 1st.

Went last week. Could not get all the way to the trailhead by car, parked .7 miles down the road. the Snow was good but the trail is hard to find after about 1.5 miles from the car, so we didn’t get very far past the trailhead. My trail finding skills might be novice, and I didn’t feel like getting lost in the winter. But, I look forward to trying again either this winter or in the summer!

Fun bit of exploring. Read the signs about the historic hotel site . . . Colorado's history is fascinating.

Fun hike near Denver. With half the population of the front range. Parking can fill up early.

Well maintained trail. Gets icy so pack your micro spikes. The brass rattle snake near the trailhead is unsettling when you accidentally sit next to it. Easy trail to get to from the boulder area.

hiking
27 days ago

A really good place to hike close to Denver. The trail is well marked and not too rocky, I hiked the day after Christmas and the trail was good and dry.

Great place to stroll through and view the castle ruins. The trail is extremely wide and well maintained and with minimal elevation gain it is a pleasant walk. I would recommend hiking or walking this trail in cooler weather since there isn't much shade. If you would like to see the video of my hike visit my YouTube channel Tripaley Goes Traveling

Good low-country hike, already ice on the trail so microspikes are useful. Nice views of the continental divide from the top, especially if you go up to the left on a small offshoot from the loop after the designated lookout. Interesting little hotel structures left from about 100 years ago!

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