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9 days ago

Decent trail/path, but very busy in a number of ways -- not always courteous bikers, pot-heads near the park, city walkers taking up the whole path, and the busy road along side. So, it sort-of suffers from being too close to a city, but nice enough to get a little outside.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful views. Great trail for a quick (2.5) hike, close to Denver, easy ride to get there. Not a lot of traffic on the trail which was great for our first visit here.

Nice trail-pretty views! A little icy though when we went.

Nice relatively easy hiking trail with several views that over look Golden.

Decent hike that starts with a mild incline, then fluctuates with ups and downs. Nice mellow hike, no real view points. Good for staying close to Denver. Some of the trails are blocked off so it was easy to get turned around, navigating with AllTrails was needed to get to the right place.

So beautiful- if you start in the second lot, the climb is steeper. Got a bit confused following the map, because the upper loop was closed in places.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike very close to the city. 3 stars for the views of Ralston Bluffs.

Lots of mountain bikers. Huge amounts in the afternoon. Most were cool but Was startled many times by them others racing by with little notice or heads up around blind corners on steep portions of trial.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, moderate traffic during the week. Good short workout.

Birding was ok

Loved this hike. Kid friendly three years and up. If you go early take a jacket.The way we went ended at the river. Perfect spot to cool off and dip your toes in. We will be going again.

What a beautiful trail and canyon very peaceful. Lots of animals to be seen. Amazing rock formation and imense geological variety.

I am only giving this trail a two because I didn't finish it. The second parking lot has a river running with beautiful rocks that where we stayed the entire time. We attempted to do the trail however it was very overgrown where the brush was constantly touching you. Being scared of running into a Rattlesnake, we decided to turn back and maybe come back in Winter. There was also a Bear in area sign that kind of freaked me out. No parking fee, Bathrooms at the trail head.

2 months ago

Great and easy trail with lots of wildlife. Saw three deer, two bucks. Also, encountered two bears with a baby cub being one of them. Will post photos.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely amazing trail. One of my favorites this far! Plenty of challange for the moderate hiker while still being able to have an easy setting for the beginning hiker. Beautiful views the whole trip. I can't wait to go again.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty views of the mountain. Exposed in parts. A good one by the city.

3 months ago

Got there this morning at 9 am, parking lot almost full. Went clockwise on the trail, glad we did since we spent the hotter part of the day more in the shade. Good variety in scenery (open fields, forest, view of downtown and golden). Great hike for the pups. Mostly empty a few other hikers and bikers. Would definitely recommend and do again!

Trek as long or short as you want. Looks easy, but it's not!

This trail was 40 minutes from our north denver house. We arrived on a sunday overcast day around 12. there werent many people on the trail. there are lots of no bike trails, which is great if you’re not into bikers speeding past you thinking they own the place. (*some bikers are super nice so im not doggin on them*) There was meadow, rocky outcroppings, grassy hills, picnic and kissing spots. It was really beautiful, you do see houses and a road from time to time, but you are in the foothills.. I recommend as a nice 4 mile hike close to denver that’s not overly crowded.

Nice laid out trail. Not technical but parts that are exposed are warm.

walking
3 months ago

Nice WALK!

hiking
3 months ago

Grew up hiking these hills. Would suggest early morning or evening jaunts to avoid the heat. It can still get very warm here even though you are in the mountains.

hiking
3 months ago

An amazing view of what Boulder Colorado has to offer. A must see hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of trails to choose from and lots of sun. Had meant to do the Zorro trail on my off day for an easy run but stumbled upon these trails. Pleasant surprise. Will definitely be going back to venture some of the tracks I didn't cover. Lots of bikes but this me some time to rest on some of the steeper inclines. Great space

hiking
3 months ago

Ideal if you have dogs and can share the trail with a few bikers. Was looking for a loop for my two pups and I, somewhere not too steep or rocky with some shady spots. Arrived at 10:30 and it was perfect. There’s also a bathroom and trash can maybe 1/3 of the way in (clockwise) if you fork off to Waterhole that I appreciated very much.

Beautiful views and not over challenging for someone fairly new to hiking. I felt like I accomplished something without killing myself.

Went early August, late morning. Plenty of parking in two lots - only saw a few people on the trail. Trails are well marked. I took West Ridge Trail to Bear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Cutoff. Was a lovely mix of forest and meadow - lots of beautiful flowers! Saw a stag, two does, and three fawns, as well as lots of birds and smaller critters. West Ridge Trail starts fairly steep, but evens out after half a mile or so. Bear Creek is shared with bikers, but wide enough it's not a problem. You'll hear air and road traffic, especially on the last portion of West Ridge, as it run parallel with Meyers Gulch Road. Had a lovely hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Real nice hike. It was surprisingly empty for a Sunday, but that’s probably on account of the rain clouds that eventually opened up. Nice ups and downs for a quick Sunday hike.

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