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    Carlie Allison reviewed Lake Haiyaha

    over 1 year ago

    Another great alpine lake trail. You see Nymph Lake and Dream Lake along the way. Around 1.5 miles into the trail you are high up and can see all the way to Sprague Lake and Bear Lake. Stunning views of Longs Peak the whole way. The Lake at the end doesn't disappoint.

    Carlie Allison completed Lake Haiyaha

    over 1 year ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Herman Gulch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Beautiful hike. First mile is steep, 2nd mile is pretty flat, last mile is steep. We hiked around the lake a bit and there are many cairns to get you back on the right path if you stray from the path. On our way back we turned onto the continental divide trail just so we could see what lies beyond the ridge. I highly recommend doing so. The views from Jones Pass were great, and it only adds an extra mile or so onto your trek.

    Carlie Allison completed Herman Gulch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Paradise Cove Swimming Hole Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Went here with some locals on a Saturday. Lots of people at the swimming hole getting drunk and smoking pot. The cove is a very pretty place but there's lots of broken glass and trash. I wish someone was there to patrol the area a little better. People were jumping in off the cliff walls right and left, some scary jumps.

    Carlie Allison reviewed Chasm Lake

    almost 2 years ago

    This was my favorite hike so far in Colorado. Got there at 10:50, and had to park down the road from the parking lot. Only a 4-5 minute walk to the trailhead. Started at 11:15 and made it to the lake by 1:30. We then started back around 2:00, made it to the trail head by 4:15. Th rock scramble that people talk about is not difficult. It's fun! If you are able to walk the 4ish miles to get there, then you are more than athletic enough to get up to the lake. We had a perfect day. Clouds never rolled in. The views are incredible once you are into the alpine tundra. You will see lots of little waterfalls along the way! This hike is a must do.

    Carlie Allison completed Chasm Lake

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Hanakapi'ai Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    I did this trail in early February. It had not rained in a few days which was perfect! If you can, try to go when it hasn't rained, this will make crossing the creek easier. The trail is very clear until you hit the beach and have to head inland towards the falls. You will pass over the creek several times. The trail is sometimes unclear, but looks for the pink or yellow tags. As long as you're close to the creek, you're close to the trail. The falls are fabulous. But for me, the views of the NaPali Coast for the first couple miles are the best. I was on the trail by 5:45-6ish, in the dark, and I was the first on the trail. I knew this because of the many spider webs I walked right into. Watching the sunrise on the NaPali Coast was a truly spiritual experience. Bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty! I wore hiking boots. My friend wore Chacos. Both work well.

    Carlie Allison reviewed Whitaker Point Trail (Hawksbill Crag)

    almost 2 years ago

    One of the most photographed places. It's very busy on weekends. The road up to the trailhead is very rough and extremely steep for the first part. I don't recommend going up in a low clearance vehicle. Do an SUV if you can. There are no signs for the road up to it, so ask the nice people at Ponca General Store for directions. The trail is not difficult at all. Account for at least 30 minutes to get to the main parking lot when you turn off onto the dirt/gravel road from the hwy. enjoy the views and DONT get close to the edge.

    Carlie Allison reviewed Indian Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This trail leads to The Eye of The Needle which is a whole way up in the bluffs that's over the little waterfall and pool. This trail mostly follows the creek and if you ever lose the trail on the side of the creek bed, just step down into the mostly dried up creek bed and hike your way back. Once you get to the end, there's are some sketchy ropes tied to trees sticking out of the steep rocky face on the right. I saw a few people traverse this portion to get a better look of the Eye of The Needle, but I wasn't brave enough to trust the ropes. Cool hike in the shade of lots of trees.

    Carlie Allison completed Indian Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Lost Valley Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    I love this trail for many reasons. The first mile or so of the trail is a very accessible trail for anyone. Lots of rocks to climb around on on the way to Eden Falls, which is really pretty when iced over in the winter. At the top of the falls is a cave. You have to jump over the rushing water to the other side of the cave, where you can start making your way back to the waterfall that comes out of the ceiling in the cave. There are normally little hats along the walls of the cave. Bring flash lights or head lamps. You need to be agile to get through some tight spaces, but it doesn't take but a couple minutes to weave your way back.

    Carlie Allison completed Lost Valley Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Hemmed in Hollow Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This is 2.5 miles straight down, and 2.5 straight up. Very taxing on the way out, but you get great views of the bluff line along the way. I would go after heavy rainfall so that the falls are even more impressive. The falls are a great place to hang out for a bit. Beautiful scenery.

    Carlie Allison completed Hemmed in Hollow Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Emerald Lake Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This is an excellent hike for an skill level or age. Not a lot of elevation gain, and a very clear path. You get to see Nymph Lake and Dream Lake along the way and there is are excellent views of Longs Peak along the way. I set up my hammock at Emerald Lake and hung out for awhile. Dramatic views and peacefulness.

    Carlie Allison completed Emerald Lake Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed St. Mary's Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This trail was a little confusing to find (bc I didn't have this app). It gains a lot of elevation, and it's all up hill. The views at the falls are great. From here you can see The Broadmoor Resort, and downtown COS. The falls are super pretty and peaceful. The trail is very clear the whole way. You'll want to park in the High Drive dirt parking lot and take the walk down High drive road and just keep going until you see a sign for St. Mary's. There is a clear sign for it, unlike Seven Bridges. The distance is not very accurate, only because you've already hiked over a mile just to get to the trailhead, and that last 3/4 mile-1 Mike are pretty strenuous. Still a great hike. On this trail you can also keep going to the summit of Mt. Rosa.

    Carlie Allison completed St. Mary's Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed St. Mary's Glacier

    almost 2 years ago

    This was a great hike. The destination is stunningly beautiful. The trail is not clearly marked, but there are many people on the trail so it would be difficult to get lost. I visited a few weeks ago on a Saturday at around 3:00pm. The trail is very rocky. You will need to pay $5.00 to park (I think it was $5) and there is a deposit box for that. No one is on duty, and there are outhouses at the two parking lots.

    Carlie Allison completed St. Mary's Glacier

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Glacier Gorge

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison completed Glacier Gorge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison completed The Incline Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison reviewed Grays Peak Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Just summited both Grays and Torreys Peak yesterday. The trail is very easy to follow. I recommend summiting Grays first then going along the ridge or saddle to Torreys Peak. You need a higher clearance vehicle to get to the top parking spot. I was in a Subaru Forrester and we parked at a lot about a mile up the road and were able to make it just fine, but slow. This added more miles to our hike however. We started our hike from our parking spot at 8am, the trailhead by 8:45, and summited Grays by 11:10. Torreys by 12:00. We were back down to our car by 3:30. The weather was perfect!

    Carlie Allison completed Grays Peak Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Carlie Allison completed Seven Bridges Trail

    almost 2 years ago