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mountain biking
22 days ago

Saw literally 5+ moose early last fall. One of the best- really not too bad.

This was my first trip to Colorado and words and pictures alone can't do it justice. I'll be going back again.

hiking
27 days ago

Still a rewarding trek on snowshoes this week, but starting to get slushy down low. No bare spots by any means, but made for an icy trip back at the end of the day. Still parking at the HWY14 turn off for The Craggs at this point which adds some distance/time. Always love this hike!!

fishing
1 month ago

beautiful place to go.

backpacking
3 months ago

We hiked this as part of a three-day trip with Buchanan Pass in late August. it was awesome, but get an early start. Cliuds roll in and you will wouldn't want to he is there in the rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Great snowshoe hike and incredible views. Had the trail to ourselves despite bluebird skies and not so much wind. It is a doable hike for the snowshoe newbie but you will be tired after the 12+ mile out and back to the lake.

Took a group snowshoeing today! Cross country skiers have carved some pretty good tracks in the trail but snowshoes were still viable, especially about 2 miles in and beyond. Probably 15” of snow on the sides of the trail. Great hike for beginner winter hikers or those not looking for an intense hike. You can go as far as you want, and great views of the mtns and the backside of Eldora Ski Resort

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Snowshoes or Cross-country skies are a must at this point. Only time we took off our snowshoes was on the frozen Michigan Lakes. The snow is very deep right now. Absolutely beautiful though with some great views of the surrounding mountains. Had to take the Michigan Ditch service road from the Cameron Pass parking lot so the trail was a little over 10 miles round trip which was exhausting.

Great trail but conditions are getting tough for hiking. A lot of ice patches in the early going, several water crossings, and deep snow after the end of the devil's thumb bypass loop. Water proof boots and yak trax are pretty much mandatory, and snowshoes will make life a LOT easier on the back half. Views are totally worth it but be prepared for a challenging hike to get them! Conditions are much more manageable on the front half so a viable alternative would be to take the bypass trail and then loop back on the loop (counter clockwise) to lost lake.

One of the best hikes I’ve done in Colorado. It ended up being around 15 miles. The first 4-5 in are pretty easy and flat as you walk beside a lake and along a creek. When you start climbing toward the waterfall it gets pretty steep. The last 2-3 to crater lake were pretty steep and challenging.

My friend and I are both in good shape and experienced hikers and we were pretty smoked. Also there is around 1-2 feet of snow up by the lake now and I don’t advise making the hike this late in the season without proper preparation.

hiking
5 months ago

Freakin' rad!
All the snow was packed down which made travel pretty quick. Slippery on the way down but fun. The lake itself was frozen enough to walk on. It's also huge. Super windy up there too but worth exploring a bit.

hiking
5 months ago

A little windy and snowy but beautiful! We wore our yaktrax majority of the hike. We hiked up to Jasper Lake and only saw a few other hikers.

This was one of the best hikes I did while in the area.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was a bit icy! Yaktraks are advised but not necessary. Super beautiful hike! Got there around 8 am and parking was available. Few spots available when we were leaving around 3 pm.

hiking
6 months ago

Snow and ice are starting to accumulate out there. Be careful and don't forget your Microspikes or Yaktrax.

Beautiful trail. You get glimpses of mountain views the whole way as you hike through a nice forest, but once you get to the top they are spectacular. Open, alpine environment with stunning mountains all around. It is definitely worth it to go the extra mile past the lakes to look over into Rocky Mountain national park. I encountered very few people along the way. Make sure to bring exact change as there is no ranger station, the fee was $7 in September 2017.

An absolutely wonderful hike with beautiful scenery the entire way- waterfalls, meadows, and snow capped peaks. Unfortunately, I did not see any moose. Mellow elevation gain with level stretches that let my tired knees recover. I am an avid hiker, and I’d say this is the best hike I’ve ever done. The hike to Crater Lake is 16 miles, so start early and make sure you make it back before sundown.

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backpacking
6 months ago

This is definitely my go to state park for Backpacking. Short but demanding hike. Was here twice this month about two weeks apart. 9/9 and I went back this Monday 9/27 again and went back to Snow Lake again. This time the trail is covered in snow. Some of the trail esp when the switchback started were covered in snow and difficult to see but if u downloaded the offline maps it’s a clear path to follow!
I’ve seen s few moose’s more than my pat visit and was grazing near our tent.

hiking
6 months ago

great hike with great views. got to parking lot at 7 so i could park in long lake parking lot. a little disappointed that it was hazy towards lake granbybut still great views!

hiking
6 months ago

Such a wonderful experience even with the lake mostly drained. Don't rush the trail; take the time to look around. Didn't quite make it to the glacier because of incoming weather.

Awesome hike, very exhausting by well worth it!! Got to see some Moose!

Good views and pretty ponds coming up. Very steep towards the end.

backpacking
7 months ago

Amazing and beautiful hike.

Recommend wearing sunscreen.

Arrived at the trailhead Sat around 0900 and parking lot was full. If you have an off-road high clearance vehicle there was parking at the start of the trail.

Attempted to do Jasper Lake, but signs posted “no fires” and it requires permits to camp. Highly recommend going to the .gov sight for more info about this area. The lake look very low.

Headed to Devil’s Thumb Lake which was about 1 mile away and found a few camping spots and didn’t see as many restrictions.

In mid Sep it snowed and was very cold at night, dropped to 23 degree’s with 94 humidity.

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One of the most beautiful hikes I've done in CO! It's long but because of that the elevation gain is gradual, making it easy to enjoy the beautiful scenery! Waterfalls, wildflowers, aspens, multiple types of terrain. So good! Even saw some moose. Trailhead still had plenty of parking at 8am. I'd say this is a must do in CO!

backpacking
7 months ago

This was a great hike. Steeper than anticipated. The lake is mainly drained right now but we made camp and hiked around. We saw a few deer and lots of tracks from other wildlife. I would recommend not taking the devils thumb bypass as the other route was much more scenic. The leaves are changing right now which made for some spectacular views.

backpacking
7 months ago

Amazing and beautiful hike.

Recommend wearing sunscreen.

Arrived at the trail on Sat around 0900 and the main parking lot was full. If you have an off-road high clearance vehicle additional parking at the trail-head.

Attempted to do Jasper Lake, but signs posted “no fires” and it also required a permit to camp. Highly recommend going to the .gov sight for more info about this area. The lake looked very low.

Headed to Devil’s Thumb Lake which was about 1 mile away and found a few camping spots and didn’t see as many restrictions as Jasper Lake.

In mid Sep it snowed and was very cold at night, dropped at night to 23 degree’s with 94 percent humidity.

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hiking
7 months ago

wonderful experience...awesome hike..perfect views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail from beginning to end. Wild flowers dress the trail along the way. You will pass babbling brooks on and off too. You will pass the beautiful Lake Isabelle, this alone is worth every step. Once you are above the tree line there are mountain tops adorning the path to the Continental Divide. I loved this hike.

geart place to be. worth it when you get to the lakes.

Great hike with lots of wildlife. I've done this trail now 3 times and it never disappoints. Lots of moose to be seen on this trail as well as beautiful views.

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