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Nice gradual climb to peak. Lots of shade. Icy in some areas. Spikes not necessary but would be helpful.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

A little slick in some spots, we just had on boots and were okay, but spikes would ve good too.

Absolutely perfect trail for having dogs off leash. Very dog friendly. It was a really windy day out but the trees blocked the wind for the most part. It’s a little confusing to find the trail head as it’s across the street from the main parking lot and separate from many of the trails. I would probably rate this as easy not moderate but would definitely do it again.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Did the south loop this morning. Snow was packed down well, a few icy spots but went well without spikes or snowshoes. Muddy at the lower elevations near the east trailhead.

Very enjoyable! Plenty of trails to pick from. There’s about a foot of snow right off the trail but much more if you go too far off. You see elk and wildlife here and there. Woods but if you go to perimeter trails then you see meadows. I used my basic spikes (smaller less heavy duty) over my hiking boots and it was a great hike!

The trail wasn’t difficult, I didn’t love it but didn’t hate it. The view at the top isn’t great, it mainly blocked by trees. It was a good way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!

mountain biking
16 days ago

I LOVED THE OLD ROONEY TRAIL! BUT THIS NEW ONE! THE DESCENT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!

trail in great shape for this time of year, no ice!

Good hiking trail. Beautiful view of Mt Evans from the Brothers Outlook. Trail had some snow pack on it but didn’t need micro-spikes to hike it today.

Fun "wander around" trails. Worth the trip.

A bunch of Powdery snow fell the night before so it was a A wonderful trail for a snow hike. Early morning hike. The temp was -1 so we bundled up a bit more than normal. We loved the quiet serenity and the elevation gain/drops were easy. Lots of animal tracks and some deer spottings. We wore crampons to navigate the snow but no ice.

Really solid hike with good views. It doesn’t seem like it should be rated hard, it is level most of the way.

hiking
23 days ago

Did this one with my parents today (in their early 60s), who are out-of-towners, and they really enjoyed it. They thought it was a nice change of pace from a normal trail, considering it was snow-packed for nearly the entire trail.

Still a nice, easy jaunt for my wife and I. The incline was on the easy side and it was nice walking through all the pine trees. Sweeping views from 2 or 3 spots towards the top of the trail (one of which being the Scenic View viewpoint).

hiking
24 days ago

First couple miles are awesome! Overall would do it again.

trails dust covered with snow, but no ice. nice hike very few people on trail. eager to try other trails in the area. was cold started flurrying at the end. dress in layers

Pretty little dusting of snow on the trail today. Option to mix and match with all of the other intersecting trails along the way. As long or as short as you like.

(12/9) Pretty easy hike, my guy is not much into hiking or great shape but was able to do this pretty easily. Not much snow on the trail, only in shaded spots. Still a good hike and nice views

12.19.18 - Drove all he way there and found the gates to he parking lot closed. Hoping I make it back in the future when the gates are open and can actually give better rating.

Free climbing on this hike (top of Sisters trail) was killer! Loved the view.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike on a clear day. Not too many people.

Great easy winter hike 12/16/18. I put microspikes on at the ice slick right before the first building, and they were nice to have for the trails above although you could survive without them. The shady areas were packed snow and the sunny areas were dry. Beautiful views, interesting history via the QR code stations as you catch your breath on the way up, and tons of mining ruins and equipment strewn about. There is a great coffee shop in town to grab a warm drink or refreshing kombucha before or after your hike. Had AT&T signal and you can see and hear I70 most of the time.

Great hike, definitely didnt feel like a 6 miler. Easy and fun, plus we saw birds and deer and climbed on the rocks for a while.

Great view at the top!

Chilly day up the trail. A mix of packed snow and sandy snow. Traction not needed.

The trail was great yesterday! Partly snow covered but not difficult to manage at all. Views are killer. Wasn’t too busy either.

Today the view was spectacular. The trail to the summit was 1/2 dry and 1/2 covered with a light dusting of dry snow that was crunchy but not sloppy or icy at all. The snow was less than 1/2” deep.

This is a great hike to do in the winter. The trail is easy to follow even with fresh snow and it may be the only time of year you don't have to fight for a parking spot. Nice steady climb to Evergreen Mountain through very thick forest. Some nice views from the top of Evergreen. Currently a lot of snow and some icy spots. Although we did not break out the Yak Trax they would have come in handy. This is a nice hike close to Denver,l Just keep in mind it gets very crowded when the weather is nice.

hiking
2 months ago

A decent hike with a gradual climb and ascent to a nice view. Some snow on the trail made it slippery in spots, but overall a moderate hike on easy terrain.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a nice and easy hike although covered with fresh snow. This could be a bit boring in the summer because there are only Evergreens around. Ran into few people with bikes, dogs and hikers.

I did this hike yesterday (11/11) and the trail was snow covered. It was very pretty with all the snow. We didn’t do the entire trail but enjoyed the portion we did do. I did it fine with nice snow boots but it was a little slippery at times. My friend had crampons on her shoes and they seemed to work well. Snow shoes would have been overkill

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