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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!!

Fun trail! Packed with snow but beautiful nonetheless. For some areas having trekking poles would make it easier.

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.

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Hiked 1/12. Beautiful winter wonderland, snow still on the trees from the storm a few days prior. Used yak tracks, they helped but most of the trail is pretty packed down. Arrived at 11:30 and parking was not an issue, and not very crowded either. Hiked about 2.5 mi out, so 5 mi round trip. Saw a few small groups on the way back, but overall very peaceful and beautiful! Will be back later this winter and definitely in the warmer months.

trail is snow covered but not icy! beautiful as can be!

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

We started at the Beaver Brook trail which is 3 miles downhill and back up the Chavez which was 2 miles uphill. We went 1/6/19 and there trail had some snow and ice in some areas. The trail is a mix of flat trail, rocks you need to hug or climb over and crossing streams. Just be mindful that the last 2 miles have quite an incline uphill and it’s not easy. I am looking forward to doing it again in summer as it is well shaded and I may be in better shape

Fun hike with the pup

Amazing trail you have to try. Little bit everything on this hike. It was bit sketchy in some areas because of snow and ice over some rocks, but overall it’s a great trail and will be back.

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

Beautiful hike that crossed over the creek several times. It was snowy/icy in several areas. Starts off downhill then the last mile and a half or so is uphill. Well maintained but could use better signage.

Great hike with multiple creek crossings. Went right at the start of the loop and it was 85% downhill and flat, easy. Probably more on the moderate end the other way. Recommend going in the summer to see the awesome creek. It was frozen during my hike but still was a gorgeous hike! Moderate hikers and dogs.

There are so many different offsets to trails that this particular one is easy to lose. I would definitely recommend tracking your hike on the app. I took the wrong way multiple times but it was still a nice hike, nonetheless. This trail has really nice views of the mountains and red rocks. Would recommend for out of state visitors. This is a nice space for close to home trails. Microspikes were not needed January 1st.

Classic "near Denver" hike. No bikes, but parking fills up.

Fun hike near Denver. With half the population of the front range. Parking can fill up early.

Beautiful views, varied terrain, busy with hikers and dogs, some tricky spots, several amazing rock stairs, very little snow or ice on the trail on the day we went...It definitely satisfies the need to get some peace in nature!

This was a pretty hike. Not well posted and we lost track of the trail a few times...which would likely be more difficult right after a snow. Easy access from the city.

Great hike overall. The previous reviews still hold true — icy stretches primarily at the beginning —until you split for the loop. Crampons helped immensely. Tons of dogs + other hikers out.

Found this trail to be slick in only a few shaded spots on the trail, but poles and spikes were not necessary. This hike is a good excuse to get out and moving without fighting winter ski traffic. Keep in mind that most of the hike is sun-exposed.

Traction needed. Great hike!

Nice hike with pretty views that can be knocked out in 2-3 hours. I went today and would recommend crampons, it was fairly icy.

Beautiful hike. I made a mistake and took the trail to the top by accident - but glad I did - awesome view!! Got windy on top!!

Good trail and challenging. The actual nature part is very scenic and enjoyable some of the hike is a little more than moderate. Personally not enough signs to point you in the right direction to get your proper hike. Had fun fun and think would redo hike.

Great place to stroll through and view the castle ruins. The trail is extremely wide and well maintained and with minimal elevation gain it is a pleasant walk. I would recommend hiking or walking this trail in cooler weather since there isn't much shade. If you would like to see the video of my hike visit my YouTube channel Tripaley Goes Traveling

Completed 22 Dec 2018. Peaceful with beautiful, calm views of the forest, creek and occasional open views of the mountains. If you go the Beaver trail to Chavez route you will quickly find the back half challenging your lower body as you ascend drastically. My only notable fault is the constant slanted trail that really rubs on your ankles after the 3rd mile. It's nothing that a good bath can't take care of when you get home though. Recommended! Hike on :)

Nice hike, easy to follow the trail and very pretty views mixed with views of the city (if you're into that.) Definite icy patches scattered on the trail on 12/21 but not enough to warrant spikes. Saw just a few people. Took 2 hours including a snack/view break

Hiked 12/16/18 - Some icy patches in the dark spots but the majority of the trail is dry. No traction needed. Hiked counter clockwise on the Mt. Galbraith Loop. From the north end of the loop we very naturally found ourselves on a well traveled social trail which made it's way up Galbraith's north ridge right up to the summit (Not shown on this map). We came down from the summit in a Northeaster direction (trail is shown on this map) to re-join the Galbraith Loop trail on the easternmost part of the loop. BTW the best views are on that easternmost edge of the loop! We took our time by spending 45 minutes relaxing on the summit and another 15 taking in the views on the east side of the loop. That said the whole hike took us 3 hrs. So very possible to do this in 2 hrs or less is you move continuous.

such a nice hike. pretty easy. can get a bit icy in spots, didn't need spikes but they were nice in one little stretch. great close front range trail.

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