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Nice hike! Not too difficult but beautiful views for it’s proximity to the city. Trail alternates right now between dirt/mud and snow/ice so bring crampons in your bag if you have them.

It was a nice hike hear the city! Very icy on parts so bring your spikes if you have them :)

Awesome trail, definitely excited to do it again when all the snow melts! Very, very slick at times and fell a few times. Definitely would recommend cramp ons if you go

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike with beautiful views.

A good balance between snow and dirt trail, easy to follow. Wear yacktrax.

snowshoeing
snow
1 day ago

50/50 with loose and firm packed trails. Very pretty. Good snow and fun.

did this yesterday (1/20) it was beautiful but so windy and cold at the top. I used my snowshoes up and spikes on the way down. the trail is packed enough that spikes and poles would be fine the whole way. great trail with nice views!

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Perfect day for snowshoeing! We called it a rollercoaster trail because of the ups and downs but it was a great short hike with the pup!

My favorite mt in Denver Metro although usually prefer from the housing area using Nightbird trail rather than Canyon because you have a great view of Downtowm Golden, Coors, and both North and South Table Mts...very rocky and medium steepness

hiking
scramble
snow
3 days ago

Completed on 1/19 morning...snow is packed for the first mile then becomes a mix towards the top. We completed this just in our hiking boots but fell into the snow quite a bit at the top. Spikes, snowshoes, or poles would have been extremely helpful towards the top/summit. Extremely windy/cold at the top, if you can find cover behind a rock you will get great views of Mt Evans.

Great for hiking in the snow! absolutely beautiful. Trafficked but not heavily. I will be back soon.

Completed 1/15. Pretty snowpacked with ice in some spots. Needed spikes almost the entire way. Beautiful winter hike!!

hiking
snow
6 days ago

My first hike in Colorado was great , this trail is easy to do, though I would recommend micro spike if you worried about slipping, the snow is pretty packed down hard !

this says loop but I did an out and back?? anyways, it was beautiful! I went early morning and nobody was there. I am new so took a lot of breaks but otherwise an easy hike

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.

Great view, fun hike. There were some parts where I wished I had grips for a little extra traction in the snow but you can get by without them. I’ll definitely be going back when the weather has changed to see how the trail is then and maybe even while the snow is still around.

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!

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Great views along the way.

Beautiful views - we went the day after a fresh snow and it was perfect! Spikes were helpful but not required if your shoes have traction. Great overlook spots.

Few icy spots in the beginning so be careful but it’s worth it

perfect quick hike, and the views were great! microspikes were very helpful, and it is pretty windy at the top so bundle up!

hiking
14 days ago

Completed this hike on 1/6/2018 and it was the perfect mid afternoon hike. Not too hard, not too easy in some parts but overall, one of the best day hikes close to the Denver area. The first mile or so will require spikes/yaktrax just to help with the slipping of the snow but the last half mile is not covered and does not require traction. It is always windy at the top so if you plan on spending time up there this time of year, go prepared with some layers. Had an excellent view of the sun setting above Mt. Evans and it probably got better as it continued to set. Parking was easy as there was a lot of it in the designated pull off.

Fun hike with the pup

hiking
14 days ago

My first hike in Co. Easy trail and beautiful views! Fairly marked trail, not too much traffic too. Great place for pets too

Beautiful views! Great hike to bring the dogs with on a leash.

Nice hike, well marked trail for the most part, beautiful views at the top. doesn't take more than a couple hours to complete the full trip!

snowshoeing
17 days ago

It's a good workout with great views. NOTE.... the driving directions via Google maps is NOT the best way to go. Check another map source before you start the car.

hiking
17 days ago

Went for a sunrise hike and it was spectacular. 14er views for 1/5 the mileage. Started hiking at the trailhead at 6:15 and made it to the top by 7:10, about 10 min before sunrise(by myself, allow more time for a larger group) I would definitely recommend the early start, the white cap mountains were a burnt red before the sun came up, absolutely beautiful. Snow packed still, yak tracks or snow spikes were a great help, would be slipping the whole way down without them. Expect to be the only party on the trail if you go for the sunrise. “Parking lot” is on the right and the trailhead is off the road into the trees on the left as your driving from Denver. 1

Really enjoyed this hike! It consists of rolling hills. I used snowshoes but probably could have just used cleats.

Feel like an easy day? Here ya go!

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