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Very pretty, but I went on a Tuesday and it was still crowded as all get out

Beautiful destination! Hanging Lake is stunning as is Spouting Rock just above it! Definitely worth the trip! I would probably rate this trail as on the hard end of moderate. You're gaining 1000ft of elevation over the course of a mile. If you're new to hiking it's going to be a tough trail but if you're more avid, it's not terribly difficult. Beginners should take it slow, bring lots of water, and be prepared for essentially climbing a miles worth of stairs (also some heights exposure right before the lake). I'd recommend at least some level of fitness before tackling this trail as there aren't many flat areas and it can be narrow in places. Parking lot can hold about 40ish cars and I've heard can be insane during busy times so go early or during an off-time/season! It's not just an easy on-ramp/off-ramp and there's no circling around the lot waiting so parking could be really annoying when busy. There is a nice biking/walking trail one might consider if they're more fit and not wanting to deal with the trail-head parking lot!

Loved the hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail with good views.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful

The tour costs $5, but it was by far our favorite part of the entire day spent at Mesa Verde. My husband and I both agreed that the tour brought everything together and was a vital part of our visit. Kim, our ranger, was extremely knowledgeable. The hike itself is not difficult- the worst part is climbing the ladder.

It was easier than I expected, these is a great place for beginners, trail is clear and accessable, bring layers of you get there early in the morning before 7-8.

Pretty steep if you're not used to the elevation, but otherwise not a terribly strenuous hike. Bottom to top in under an hour should be easy. Went up 4/15 and there was a small amount of mud and no snow left on the trail. Parking lot was half full at 9, completely packed at 10:30. Sounds like a shuttle system will be put in in May, so get your hiking in before the busy season.

hiking
4 days ago

Toddler friendly hike. End has a nice rock scramble that is a must do...just not with the toddler. Beautiful views both ways from the top.

This was a great beginners trail. I took a 2 year old, 8 year old and my pregnant sister. It was a breeze.

Nice trail. Nice views at end

hiking
5 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking!! Did this hike May of 2017. You won’t be disappointed when you get to the top and the views along the way are awesome. Go early as parking is at a shortage.

Completed April 14th. Arrived at 6pm. I wanted to complete it before the sunset so I rushed myself. Huge mistake... But still glad I did it. Although I feel extremely sore!!

I quit smoking about 3 months ago and thats a huge disadvantage on a trail like this. Its fine if you take plenty of rest, but I really pushed myself (surprised I didn't have a heart attack).

There was not a lot of traffic and when I got up there, I was the only one there!! Pretty awesome. I hated coming down almost more. You really need to take your time. I rushed myself and had a few spots where my ankle didn't hit right. Think some waking poles would definitely be a good idea. There was no snow, but a little muddy in one spot. Temperature was perfect, hight 50s.

Grrat hike, just prepare yourself. It's all up hill.

The elevation gain was more difficult than I anticipated. I had to take a lot of breaks, but there are more than enough benches, logs, and rocks to sit on. The trip was definitely worth the effort. Take the time to hike the short distance to Spouting Rock.

We arrived about 10am on a Wed and there were already several people hiking in and out. It probably took us around 3hrs to complete the whole thing, including the breaks and the stay at the top. There was very little snow in the mid section, and it was not slippery.

They're putting in regulations soon and I wanted to see it without the hassle of red tape. We drove from Denver and it was more than worth it.

Very beautiful, fun trail through canyon with scrambling at the end. Fantastic with kids

Great facilities at the start of this hike. Wide open path along the river before turning up into the canyon hills for a steadily steep climb up rocky stairs and path over a number of bridges with benches along the way to hanging lake and spouting rock up top. Both are really awesome and unique spots to check out. Not busy at all on Friday afternoon on a cold and spring day with some flurries coming down. And that’s the waaaaay the news goes!

We only was able to see the upper part , the lower hike was canceled because was to windy and rocks were coming down.
The experience was amazing, the whole canyon is Soooo beautiful. Be prepared to be surrounded with a lot of other hikers, it is challenging to take pictures and we got rained with sand because of the wind. Cover your camera from the sand.

hiking
7 days ago

Fun easy hike on a well maintained trail, giving us awesome views of the falls.

hiking
8 days ago

Great, great trail. We hiked with three small kids and our dog, everyone had a blast. If you can do the rock scramble at the end, you definitely should. Dad and the oldest child (9) went up and the view was spectacular!

What can I say? One of Colorado's very best hikes. Get there early or you wont get in. Short but strenuous and incredibly beautiful. The water almost looks tropical. Expect tons of people.

hiking
10 days ago

We went this morning little after 9am. No problem with parking. It was already getting crowded with many hikers. I would suggest to walk to the right and climb the rocks, to get away from crowds, and enjoy the view in quite atmosphere.
Views from the top are amazing and worth it the hike.
There is no railings so keep your kids and dogs near you. They are building new trails and look out.

walking
10 days ago

It’s about 45min walk with absolutely amazing rock formations and colors to watch... one of the most enchanted places I’ve seen so far...

This was so beautiful. The trailhead is located off the interstate. It was pretty much full when we arrived at 10am. The trail still had some ice and packed snow in the shady areas of the trail. It is very steep. I hiked this with a 10 year old, 16 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old. I do recommend some yak tracks due to the ice. They will be making some changes to the trail and limiting the amount of people visiting per day.

Not so hard , (we did this hike in 2h)considering the elevation is only 600feet and the hike is close to 3 miles round trip. Views was outstanding. We started at 9am and had the canyon only for us. We saw few hikers on the way up. Make sure to take water with you and use restroom before you start hiking. There is restroom on the bottom of the canyon.

hiking
12 days ago

Very beautiful hike! Lots of shade and trees. Plus you're surrounded by the beautiful red rocks above the trees. Pretty easy so kids and people of all abilities should be able to complete.

hiking
12 days ago

My dog loved this place! It was beautiful and very well maintained ❤️ I didn’t prepare well so next time I’ll do the whole thing but my dog basically just wanted to swim so I let him play

Don’t forget your cash because it’s no longer $6. It’s now $9/car and we didn’t bring enough cash so we were turned away; opted for the Peach Orchard. Hopefully we’ll get back there soon!

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
12 days ago

Unreal.

Awesome place to hike. Funtastic hike and scenic views. I'd love to go again soon with family.

Dope ,smoked weed and camped out at this place

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