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The falls were running and we were able to get a quick run in before the rain showers. A great short run with incline!

Wonderful views and a easy trail. Perfect for kids!

4 days ago

We went on this trail in the middle of March. Snow was up to our waists, rather cold, but definitely worth the view. If you go early in the season you definitely need to be fully prepared

Trudged through knee deep snow for the last half mile. Trail is great, but not for someone who isn’t fully committed.

5 days ago

March 14... micros spikes needed... snow shows suggested mainly for coming down in slushy snow... this hike was really good... not until hitting the tree line on the north slope does the wind pick up. My guess 70 miles per hour. Make sure and bring face coverage as the last half mile you are walking into the wind with complete exposure. View are amazing and getting to the top was not to hard.

This spur of the moment hike was fun, but we look forward to hiking the area again when we are more prepared. Beautiful sites. Even stumbled across a herd of deer!

The trail is clear of ice, but you will hit mud along the way. Great front range trail for something a little different.

This is a busy park with nice facilities ($7 entry fee). However the crowds thinned out substantially once at the trail head for Carpenter Trail. There was a lot of mud and puddles on the way up; most of the ice has melted, I had no need for YakTrax or poles. Encountered a family of seven deer on the way up and back down. Well marked and cared for (no trash, a pleasant surprise). Arrive early to avoid waiting in line to get into the park.

Loved it!!Hiked the whole thing without snowshoes- would not recommend! Extremely snowy and icy, but rewarding with good forest views and beautiful views of peaks. Really hard.

Conditions were excellent today. Muddy in some spots but not much ice except in a couple areas. I had poles but never had to put on my YakTrax. Otherwise trail conditions were very good. I arrived right after the park opened and there were not many people but by the time I left there was a long line of people waiting to get in and no parking. Get there early.

Amazing hike today, the weather was beautiful and there was barely any foot traffic which was really nice. Will never not love hiking Horsetooth.

Great views of the Continental Divide, Denver, and the Plains. Moderate grade with only a few sections steep enough to make you want to stop and catch your breath. The trail passes through beautiful stands of forest. No sounds but the wind in the pines. Other than that, an immense silence.

14 days ago

Nice hike with our son from CSU ON Sunday. Parking lot full, but only waited 2 minutes for someone to leave(Ranger cobtrolled). No spikes needed, poles were a great help. Beautiful views of Horsetooth Reservoir and great Mountain Vistas from the Rock. Took the easier, more gentle slope down the road, Great views and much easier on the knees!

14 days ago

Great, changing perspectives of the unique geology of Roxborough. Distinct hike for the area.

Great hike with nice views. Parking was difficult, very few options for where to park because all lots were fulll

15 days ago

Really fun, peaceful trail in the summer with gorgeous views of the river.

Nice hike. I wouldn't consider the hike too difficult. On the easy/moderate side. A little ice on the trail. Since it was nice day today, the trails were a bit busy. Not overly crowded. Nice views of from the tops of the ridge. As we suspected, the falls are not running yet. Make sure you wear mud ready shoes as there is a lot of mud and ice on the shady side. Hiking poles may not be a bad idea for the not so sure footed.

Icy and $7 to enter the park. Other than that good hike

21 days ago

Great easy/peaceful trail. We snowshoe'd about 3mi out. Although we did see some people skiing, the trail is narrow and has some rocks showing, so caution.

21 days ago

Hiked Sunday 2.25.18

Snow is ankle-deep until the landslide, then begins to deepen. Having only brought microspikes (and knowing that I might have to turn around because of this), I continued 2/3 of the way up the trail before turning around due to postholing up to my knees in places. Snowshoes would be optimal. Good route-finding skills and a map are essential this time of year--I nearly lost the trail a few times in the switchbacks due to snow obscuring the trail's clarity.

I was the only one there this morning and the quiet trek through the snowy woods was beautiful, especially when the sun came out and splashed through the pines to illuminate the forest. Definitely looking forward to returning either with snowshoes or in the summer.

Additionally, with the snow cover at least, the portion of this trail I completed I would rate as only moderate at most.

Good early morning hike

23 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, even better in person. If you want to avoid crowds, snowshoe up on a February day and I’ll guarantee you solitude. We were definitely the first people back there in a long time, had to break trail. A long slog back but worth every moment.

Fun hike! Beautiful to get to the top and watch the sunrise

This was a beautiful hike however be aware that the road (county road 7 I believe) is closed. The last 4.4 miles of driving become walking. Also the snow was very deep (up to my waist at points) so bring snowshoes. It was still beautiful but be warned that this 8 mike hike is a 17 mike hike in the winter!

Nice hike with awesome rock formations. Hiker only, no pets. Trail was extremely muddy and wet. Didn’t use traction, but a little slick in spots.

Beautiful view @ peak.

Beautiful winter hike. Sunny, a lot of snow but very little ice. Didn't need spikes.

1 month ago

Beautiful, warm, spring like day for this excellent hike. There was a little ice lower down and a foot or so of melting snow pack higher up but I didn't need to use any traction assistance today. Much of the incline is south facing so I had the sun on my back most of the way up. The only prints in the snow covered section were mine and various wild life though I passed a couple other people on their way up during my descent. If it gets any warmer than today the bears will wake early!

Trail is a nice little challenge. If going out in the next few days, I suggest using studded boots or crampons. It was getting pretty packed and slick for a good portion of the trail. There isn't enough snow for snowshoeing.

It was a bit tiring but me and my girlfriend rocked that hike like champs, the first lake was amazing and the views are beautiful, you don’t need much gear to get to this point but we ll definitely recommend hiking shoes and not be afraid of heights if you wanna continue the short trip to island lake, there are parts that are a bit scary for first timers.

We ll definitely go back

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