Explore to do - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

to do Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Highly recommend. One of the highest hikes above boulder. I started at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Not much parking at that small lot, but a bit of overflow on the east side of the road in. Park at Chautauqua otherwise per this trail map.

Conditions are snowy. 1-4” with deeper snow towards the top. Doable with hiking boots, but you’ll want your crampons to get up and back down.

Recommended for fit hikers only. 2-4 hour round trip hike, with 2,500’ vertical in 4.4 miles from Gregory Canyon Trailhead

hiking
2 days ago

Saddle rock, Greenman, & Ranger all ice & snow. Microspikes strongly recommended. Gregory Canyon mixed ice/snow/mud/dirt. 1/21

hiking
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Completed 1/18/19. Micro spikes were a necessity, put them on at Chautauqua and never took them off. Snowpack was deep at points, but trail was 99% manageable, and you could see where you were going. Few people if any were on the trail. Enjoy!

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
4 days ago

Great hike but the winds were almost insurmountable. 50-60 mph gusts with biting wind and blowing snow. Not for the faint of heart. Got within visual distance of chasm lake but couldn't proceed without ice picks/axes. No trail, blown over and potentially very treacherous. Be careful!

hiking
snow
4 days ago

A lot of fun but difficult with the snow. Shoe shoes are required

One of my favourites! Broke climb into 2 days. First day started in afternoon, climbed over notch mountain and camped in the valley. Woke up early next morning and summited. I would do this hike again.

hiking
7 days ago

Great weather yesterday at Chasm Lake! micro spikes from trailhead to lake and I was glad to have my ice axe for the last half mile. Be careful and enjoy!

beautiful trail and perfect weather on 1/14. 6-8 inches of snow on each side of the trail, moderately packed snow on the trail itself. used micro spikes pretty much all the way.

Great views. Did trail clockwise so went up the stairs which felt safer. Trail was snow covered and deep in places. No ice but should wear micro spikes

hiking
10 days ago

Broke a new trail past the ridge to the lake after the most recent snow. Definitely slick and exposed, but manageable with microspikes. Beautiful winter hike!

hiking
10 days ago

One of my favorite trails, it seems it is less crowded than some of the others in this area. Hiked 1/13, went up Gregory Canyon and down via Saddle Rock. The top was mostly hard packed snow and the bottom a little icy, I wore my microspikes the whole time and was glad I had them. Took me about 4 hours round trip. Would highly recommend!

hiking
10 days ago

Great day out. Very few people, but trail was well packed. Boots and microspikes all the way to the lake, but snowshoes to cross the lake as the margins are pretty wet and soft.

13 days ago

A must do

One of my favorite trails! So beautiful. We did the loop counter clockwise, it seems like it could have been a little easier to do it clockwise though.

One of the most beautiful trail from Boulder! This hike was a pure joy :)

My dad and I hike this trail often and love it

Completed on 1/1/19. Used snowshoes but the trail was packed down enough that you could get away with just microspikes. Parking lot is full of deep snow so parking is pretty limited at the moment.

hiking
22 days ago

Classic hike. GREAT views towards the top - bit of a grind on the way. Bit of scrambling to get to the lake shore.

Great option so close to Boulder, a very well maintained and marked trail. I arrived at 9am and was the 5th car in the parking lot. For the first couple miles I had the trail all to myself. When I left (around noon) the parking lot was almost full. I’d categorize this loop has moderate/moderate +, there are some good climbs but also a good mix of flat and downhill - plenty of time to regroup before the next incline :) Most of the trail is hard, packed dirt (currently) and the few slick spots are manageable without needing micro spikes. (*also this loop is a solid 8 miles)

26 days ago

One of my favorites. Go in late Spring to see Columbine Falls at its finest.

Terrific hike! Beautiful views...highly recommend!

Easy 14er. Views are amazing! Windy at top!

hiking
26 days ago

We did this hike in June, we started counter clockwise which was smart. The first two miles were pretty brutal with some boulders and elevation change. We pushed on and it became easier. Loved the views and would do it again. My friend and I are beginner hikers and we found this to be totally do-able as long as you are in shape. As always, I would recommend a lot of water and snacks along the way.

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome! But super cold at the top

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked Breck to Frisco in about 4-1/2 hrs. Easy to follow trail that was pretty well packed. Didn’t need snow shoes. Not a hard hike.

This trail is our favorite of all time - so dynamic. From lakes to a smooth ascent over the Divide to the High Lonesome trail and the incredible reward of King Lake, it truly is awe inspiring. We wandered around a bit and ended up closer to 20.0 miles but still completed before sundown. Be sure to bring lots of water and fuel as high lonesome trail is exposed and a long stretch of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites in Rocky Mountain. Be prepared for any kind of weather any time of year, and be aware of avalanche risk on the last 1/2 mile where you have to traverse an ice field during the winter. Above tree line for a long time, so almost guaranteed to run into heavy winds and turn around to tree line if weather looks threatening. enjoy it!

the hike was beautiful, and the trail was mostly good. there were spots on the tail end of the trail (relative to the counter-clockwise loop) where spikes helped a lot. I saw an older man not using spikes and it was rough. do so at your own risk.

1 month ago

Loved this hike, did it last weekend with a friend. Pretty challenging, some good elevation right off the bat and then some heavy winds up above the tree line. We did about 9’5 miles even though it’s only supposed to be 8. If you are going in the winter be wary of the final .5 mile of the path, it’s pretty icy and it’s right on the edge of a cliff. We had to to turn around because of the Ice so I’d recommend spikes / poles. If there is snow it’s easy to lose the path at the top so keep that in mind when you are hiking!
Get out there and do it!

Load More