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that elevation isn't a joke after being at sea level for 4 months. it really isn't a hard hike, i'd call it moderate, but it felt like 20 miles at elevation. beautiful though. the top ridge was windy the ENTIRE time, so be prepared. even at my worlds slowest pace, i finished under 5hours.

Such a fun trail - did this with my family a few years ago, even some of my cousins who were pretty young. Make sure you start early as thunderstorms are common in the afternoon. Awesome view from the top though and really great wildflowers if you go in summer! There was some snow at the top when I went and part of the trail is incredibly rocky so bring appropriate shoes.

hiking
6 days ago

Easy climb up to a pretty lake with an island in the middle. Lots of fisherman. Saw multiple moose around the surrounding areas and roads. Can pick up American lakes from this trail too.

hiking
8 days ago

Highly recommend! For a beginning homer, I did the trail in about 5-5.5 hours and that was with a few short stops along the way. (Couldn’t help myself, make sure you take in the beauty. It’s awe striking.) BEAUTIFUL views almost the entire time. Gets rocky, wear appropriate clothing!

Great little hike with rewarding views!

hiking
9 days ago

The first portion of the trail is a access road, so not very scenic, but once you hit the Clear Lake/Kelly Lake junction it is very stunning. The trail does not get too difficult until the last few miles so you can cruise the first portion pretty fast. The wildflowers and the mountains are really beautiful. *WARNING* they do run cattle through this area so don’t be surprised if you run into a cattle drive in progress. We ran into several groups of cows (including an active drive) on the access road so it did slow us down quite a bit. They easily move out of the way, just slow going as to not spook them. This trail is also heavily used by equestrian groups (as it is near the equestrian camp) so be prepared for groups on horseback. Over all a great trail.

Beautiful lake, the trail is in great condition! It was wonderful to see all the families on the trail.

Great hike!lots of wildflowers. awesome views at the top.

Great views of the river all along the trail.

Super rewarding hike. Killer views without much effort. My bud and I went light and stopped on the way home from a trip. Took 3 hrs on the nose seems most average 5 or so though. Highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

AllTrails would not allow me to sign in, said I was too far away from the trailhead? Beautiful and inspiring. Good trail , well maintained and marked. Bring bug spray and sun screen. There is a restroom at the trail head and it is clean. Would absolutely do this one again.

backpacking
1 month ago

Super pretty hike! All the flowers are blooming (early/mid July)! The trail is well marked and relatively well maintained. I started at the Lake Marie Trailhead & backpacked in a few miles before finishing the loop the next day.

Awesome little trail. Short but steep.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views the entire hike. There are a few spots where the drop off next to the trail is a few hundred feet, but even those with fear of heights can get through it. It's worth it!

Great loop with spectacular views. Was here three weeks ago an snow covered much of the trail. Today was gorgeous weather and mid all of the snow is gone.

on Medicine Bow Trail

hiking
1 month ago

did this hike on 07/07 which was a saturday. get there as early as possible! i started the hike at 7AM and im glad i didnt any later because it got hot and crowded on the way back down, and it looked like a storm was brewing for the afternoon. i took the Lake Marie trailhead which was a gradual hike to the top. coming back down the loop towards the mirror lake parking lot, i saw a lot of people struggling to hike up because that trail is a lot steeper. which means its steeper to get down, but i never felt unsafe. i did have to crab walk down at two different parts (lol, i know...) because of snow blocking the trail, but thats because i wouldnt consider myself an extreme hiker and i have an irrational fear of rolling my ankle. so if i can do it, so can you!

it took me 6 hours overall, that includes my lunch break at the peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect short trail for beautiful views and wildflowers. Trail features switchbacks, increases steadily to the lake, and is well marked.

This is a beautiful hike, and a great one for anyone looking to summit their first peak. The top is nothing but a boulder field, so be prepared to scramble. There is still quite a bit of snow on the trail with some sections blocked, or washed out. The Sugarloaf area is not yet opened either, so you must park outside the gate and hike an additional mile just to get to the trailhead. The many lakes, flowers, and the breathtaking view from the top, make this a must hike trail!

beautiful hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Highly recommend turning to the left when starting the hike to do the climb first. Either way the summit is right around halfway but the views are nicer going clockwise and a less strenuous uphill (the uphill is spread out over more distance). Also recommend going across the street to see the waterfalls

Cute little trail with moderate incline. There is no snow on the trail. Few switch backs and most of it in the trees. The lake itself was really beautiful. I walked around it which was no easy task but well worth it. Waterfalls, flowers, little streams, it was awesome.

on Lake Agnes Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Crags Campground and the road to the trailhead are open. Snow is all gone. Make sure to bring cash. $7 day use per person and $18 for camping. Multiple switchbacks take you up to Lake Agnes. Short and fairly steep. Beautiful lake nestled at the bottom of the mountains with TONS of fishies! Saw a baby and mama moose together and then a male moose with huge antlers later on. We woke up numerous times in the night to my dog growling at moose at our campsite. They were so close to our tent that I could hear them breathing and eating grass!
Beware of fire restrictions. There were no signs posted anywhere and a cop pulled up to my campsite to tell us to put out our fire. We even spoke to a volunteer ranger earlier who said we could have fires. It was a huge bummer because we couldn't cook any of the food that we brought for dinner or breakfast. We were originally going to do the American Lakes trail (7miles) but couldn't because we were so starved!

Did this trail starting from Skinny fish trailhead walked the lost lakes and crossed the causeway finishing at Trappers Lake. Beautiful walk, took us two and a half days to complete, bug spray is a must! The trails are very easy to navigate if your experienced, we bought a map from Wyatt’s sporting goods that I just stuck in my back pocket. There are moose wandering around, we saw an adolescent bedding down for a storm early in our journey. So do be wary. Overall I loved this hike.

South Rim trail is closed.

The hike itself is lovely, but point sublime is not the best viewpoint along this trail. Much better views along the way, so take the time to stop and peek into the canyon and don't just race to the 'viewpoint'.

Hiked this three days ago. Crags campground is closed and so is the parking at the trailhead which adds an extra half mile or so of fairly steep hiking. Trail is packed with snow in parts and at times difficult to stay on track. Lake was beautiful, partially ice covered but definitely worth the trip. Overall still a fairly simple hike, took maybe an hour to get up to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning views and a leisurely hike, just long. Made it to about 2000 feet short of the lake before we started post holing waste deep. Went for another 1500 feet and had to turn around, we were not prepared for this. Give it a little more time unless you plan on snowshoeing. Bathrooms at the trail head.

hiking
4 months ago

One if my favorite hikes in Colorado so far. I’ve done only about 10 but this one was worth it. Lake was gorgeous and my less than a year old puppy liked it too.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my most beloved hikes in the summertime. Short and somewhat steep, with beautiful views and good fishing at the top if you know where to go.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Gorgeous day on the Lake Agnes Trail today. This is one of our favorite snowshoe spots with the dogs. Full parking area on the side of the road, but it didn't feel too terribly crowded. Be sure you have gear for windy weather up at the lake--it's brutal but absolutely gorgeous.

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