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closed on 1/20/2019

Wind blown and trail used for back country skiing. Recommend bringing yak tracks and snowshoes because you’ll need each at different points of the trail

trail running
1 month ago

Great climbing with gorgeous views. A little icy where the snow has melted and refrozen.

—December 17–
Went for a day long hike up Ute Creek trailhead attempting to reach bison peak. Did not see a single person at the trailhead or on the trail. First mile is a easy going walk along the river then climbs over 2000’ within a couple miles. Definitely a difficult trail and with snow/ice covered at higher altitudes. Unfortunately didn’t reach summit due to time getting late and difficult trail conditions. Great views around tree line with views of many major peaks in Colorado. Planning to go back in the future and discover more of lost park.

Snowshoed half of trail 12/13/18 but unfortunately a storm rolled in and we got whited out and had to turn back. If you plan on snowshoeing be sure to have a solid pair with lots of grip. My MSR’s did great but my wife has a pair of Tubbs with one set of spikes under ball of foot and none on cage. She slipped and fell several times on side slopes

hiking
2 months ago

great incline!!! rocky. some good views. only saw one person on trail while we were out

The views were amazing! The trail is above tree line, so be prepared for strong winds.

Decent views with a couple points to see the views. one of the harder hikes I've done with an almost constant incline to make the 3000 elevation change. We went in October and started late in day to get more heat. parking was easy since not many there. Probably about 30 good parking spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Has some really neat rocks at the top and has great views. As far as I know, there's no trail from the saddle to the summit.

If you're looking for a challenging hike and some great exercise this is the hike for you! Unfortunately, when we reached the summit we had very limited visibility of the boulders - however, the hike as a whole was beautiful and there were a ton of yellow Aspens. The entire hike we only passed about 4 people total which also made this hike that much better.

backpacking
3 months ago

Not a difficult trail by any means: I generally do more difficult hikes, but this was surely closer to a “Moderate” for even novice hikers. Hike to lake took a little over an hour, hike back took under 45 mins.

Road to trailhead is not a 4wd road. It was easily drivable in a Prius. Very few spots where more than 4” of clearance is required. I’d recommend it to any vehicle but a Miata.

Adding Bill’s peak and a few other mini-summits to this hike makes it worthwhile and lake Evelyn makes a great easy-to-reach base camp. It is well shielded from the high winds on the neighboring peaks, but also has sunlight limitations for some chilly evenings.

I saw a total of two groups over 48 hours, neither of the other groups spent the night.

A final note: the lake does not have a view of the valley, so be sure to hike up to the nearby saddle for some great vistas.

Nice out and back. Great views

hiking
3 months ago

It's pretty good.

I thought this was a decent hike with a comfortably gradual incline, but the summit was very underwhelming.

backpacking
4 months ago

Unique trip! My fiancé, dog, and I backpacked to the open space near the summit and camped there. We hiked through the night and arrived around 12 AM. Finished the remaining mile in the morning before heading back down. Definitely worth spending a few hours up top exploring all of the boulders. Bring water, the stream is only available for the first 2 miles or so.

This a nice trail without too many rocky parts. My GPS shows 12.8 miles. Did this hike on a Saturday starting at 8:20am. Very few people on this trail but saw a lot of fishermen at Betty lake.

All above treeline tundra. Pikas, marmots, chipmunks. Cool 50F and no snow yet on September 4. Clear sky. No people on the trail contrary to Sniktau trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Directions from Kremmling/Summit County - hop on Highway 9 going to Summit/Kremmling (opposite of where you are...) and turn on to Ute Pass Rd towards Henderson Mill. Once you get to the Y intersection at the top of the mill, hang left. Turn right on to County Hwy 32 and follow the signs to Lake Evelyn Trailhead! Slow going from there due to dirt roads and rough road the last four miles but a pretty drive!

Hike was great, once you get through the steep part it’s smooth sailing!

Beautiful trail with lots of shade most of the way. The boulder formations on the peak are sensational

hiking
5 months ago

I've hiked this trail many times.The Loveland Mountain Club maintains this trail and the Nature Trail twice a year. I see that some of the reviews mention the lack of a view from the summit ... about 25 yards west of the summit there is a nice viewing area that has a beautiful view of the high peaks in the Mummy Range to the west..

hiking
5 months ago

Delightful moderate hike above the treeline. Outstanding vistas. Last cairn is a throne!

Did this in the evening around sunset. Absolutely INCREDIBLE at that time. We stayed late and could see the Milky Way!

Great trail, stunning views!

Love this trail.... so amazing. the views!

hiking
5 months ago

I did this hike almost a year ago and went back yesterday with my boyfriend and our dogs. We camped about 3.2 miles up the trail, then did the rest and the decent on 7/31. There are a couple great camp sites at around 10500 ft, 0.8 miles from the fork onto the McCurdy Trail. Saw 3 people up there. Definitely less daunting of a distance and elevation gain when done in 2 days. I'm still shocked more people don't know about this place! Weather was perfect: got down to around 45 at night and 60 on the peak. It probably got to around 80 if you stayed in the sun on the way down when it starts to flatten out again, but otherwise wasn't hot.

Much more difficult than anticipated, but amazing summit. Those rock formations and views are top notch. 10/10 will be back. Limited parking but when I arrived at 7:30 am, there were still spots.

Very beautiful hike. The views are amazing! Saw lots of marmots. Not a hard hike

hiking
6 months ago

Round mountain/Sheep Mountain is probably the most underwhelming summit I’ve ever done. The trail is very steep and long for the majority of the hike. In total it’s close to 10 miles. This is a good hike if you’re looking to train for longer harder hikes or just want a killer workout. There are a few nice views along the way but nothing too exciting. Somewhere along this trail is an unmaintained trail to Stone Mountain. Apparently Stone mtn has great 360 views but I have yet to do this. Might be worth it though if your looking for something more spectacular. You can find directions online. Haven’t seen anything on AllTrails yet.

This is the Round Mountain Adventure Summit however you're climbing to Sheep Mountain so there is a name confusion there. Probably the hardest hike ever been on.... went through 2 liters of water and took us a good 6 hrs to complete (disclaimer- we just got in from Houston the day before). This is definitely 10 miles total once you counter in the entrance trail plus the 4.75 miles to the top. We were so tired once we finally made it we never looked to see if there was a log book that someone had mentioned previously and the views at top are at best less than decent... maybe we didn't walk far enough but I was trying to make sure I had the energy to make it down. 4 hrs up and 2 to make it down (clouds came so we picked up the pace on the descent). I will say it was a beautiful hike going up and down which makes it totally worth it!! Take plenty of water, and a horn for bears as they frequent the area. The journey is all that matters and after almost 10 miles and close to 3k ft elevation gain, you'll feel a little badassy!

hiking
6 months ago

Lots of climbing. Scenic, but the peak is a real let down..it is literally a large cairn..surrounded by trees. Nice challenge, but the best views will be seen long before you reach the top. I also tracked mine closer to nine miles with close to 3000 feet of elevation gain.

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