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    Member Since June 2019

    Ehran Khan

    San Diego, California 

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    Ehran Khan reviewed Four Lake Loop Trail

    10 days ago

    There are so many different combinations you can do on this network of trails! We got to the Loch/Mills junction and decided to add a side trip to Mills Lake for our final stop (maybe adding another 2 miles total) and finishing at Glacier Gorge TH instead of back at Bear Lake. The initial hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake is extremely crowded as it is very family-friendly. Taking the fork from Dream Lake to Lake Haiyaha was my favorite part, as we were alone for the majority of it and the scenery was beautiful. Very rocky around Lake Haiyaha, but it's fun to scramble among the boulders and claim one for yourself to take in the views. Mills Lake was beautiful as well. So serene and peaceful as we got there near the end of the day and no one was around. Very crowded heading back down Glacier Gorge past the falls. Seems like a lot of people come to stroll along the easier trails near the parking lots. Total loop was about 10 miles and took around 5 hours. Great day of hiking in the Rockies!

    Ehran Khan completed Four Lake Loop Trail

    10 days ago

    Ehran Khan reviewed Nymph, Dream, Haiyaha and Loch Vale Lakes Loop

    10 days ago

    There are so many different combinations you can do on this network of trails! We got to the Loch/Mills junction and decided to go to Mills Lake instead of the Loch for our final stop. The initial hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake is extremely crowded as it is very family-friendly. Taking the fork from Dream Lake to Lake Haiyaha was my favorite part, as we were alone for the majority of it and the scenery was beautiful. Very rocky around Lake Haiyaha, but it's fun to scramble among the boulders and claim one for yourself to take in the views. Mills Lake was beautiful as well. So serene and peaceful as we got there near the end of the day and no one was around. Very crowded heading back down Glacier Gorge past the falls. Seems like a lot of people come to stroll along the easier trails near the parking lots. Total loop was about 10 miles and took around 5 hours. Great day of hiking in the Rockies!

    Ehran Khan reviewed Nymph, Dream, Haiyaha and Loch Vale Lakes Loop

    10 days ago

    There are so many different combinations you can do on this network of trails! We got to the Loch/Mills junction and decided to go to Mills Lake instead of the Loch for our final stop. The initial hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake is extremely crowded as it is very family-friendly. Taking the fork from Dream Lake to Lake Haiyaha was my favorite part, as we were alone for the majority of it and the scenery was beautiful. Very rocky around Lake Haiyaha, but it's fun to scramble among the boulders and claim one for yourself to take in the views. Mills Lake was beautiful as well. So serene and peaceful as we got there near the end of the day and no one was around. Very crowded heading back down Glacier Gorge past the falls. Seems like a lot of people come to stroll along the easier trails near the parking lots. Total loop was about 10 miles and took around 5 hours. Great day of hiking in the Rockies!

    Ehran Khan reviewed Windows Loop and Turret Arch Trail

    10 days ago

    Short, easy stroll to see a bunch of cool formations. The "windows" are a great framing device for the mountains in the background.

    Ehran Khan reviewed Double Arch Trail

    10 days ago

    Short, easy stroll to get right under the arches for a close-up view. Fun scramble to get up to the opening.

    Ehran Khan completed Double Arch Trail

    10 days ago

    Ehran Khan reviewed Delicate Arch Trail

    10 days ago

    Not too hard of a trail. Biggest obstacle in summer season is the weather. If you go in the middle of the day it can be grueling as there is no hiding from the sun beating down on you, particularly on the slickrock slab climb (which can discourage a lot of hikers, but the rest of the trail is much easier and it's not too far past that section to the arch itself). Goes without saying, but take plenty of water. The arch is hidden from view until the very end when you round the last corner, but then it's suddenly right there in front of your eyes which is a really cool sight. Expect to wait in a long line for a picture if you go in the middle of the day. Iconic sight and definitely worth taking the trail right up to the arch if you're in the park.

    Ehran Khan completed Delicate Arch Trail

    10 days ago

    Ehran Khan reviewed Crater Lake Trail

    10 days ago

    Have to pay for a "bus tour" from Aspen Highlands to get to the Bells during high season after the day use lot by the trailhead fills up early in the morning. Bus driver was pretty entertaining and imparted some interesting information about the area's history and plant/animal life, etc. Very crowded around Maroon Lake, but crowds thin a bit as you head up towards Crater Lake. Once you get past Maroon Lake there's a long, steep climb in a section that feels very hot and stuffy. Once you get past that the air gets fresher and there isn't as much climbing, though it's extremely rocky. Really cool to walk through debris fields caused by winter avalanches, and see the Aspens still growing (some with giant S-bends where they continued to rise up after being knocked over). View of the Bells from Crater Lake was magnificent, but being bombarded by bugs made it uncomfortable to rest and the lake itself wasn't too impressive. Going down is pretty quick and the bus will stop to pick you up anywhere along the route back to the Highlands if you don't want to wait for it at the trailhead.

    Ehran Khan completed Crater Lake Trail

    10 days ago

    Ehran Khan reviewed Hanging Lake Trail

    10 days ago

    Beautiful hike! During the high season you have to take a shuttle from Glenwood Springs (reserve early or take a chance on stand-by), which is nice in that it limits how many people are crowding the trail at one time. It's about a 20 min ride, which gives you just over 3 hrs to do the hike and catch your guaranteed ride back (can also stand by for earlier/later buses). After following the Colorado River along a flat, paved walkway for ~0.5 mi, you turn up into the canyon for a steep climb (~1000 ft elevation gain in just over a mile). The elevation was lower than the other Colorado hikes we did the same weekend, so altitude wasn't a problem, but it is steep going up. Though the trail is rocky, the rocks are laid out almost like steps so it's practically paved (doesn't hurt your feet at least). Most of the route is shaded and runs along Dead Horse Creek which gives off a coolness, so even hiking this in the middle of the afternoon on a hot day it felt pretty cool most of the way. Very pretty scenery with the creek, trees, rock formations, and little bridges to cross along the way. Little bit of a rock scramble with some slight exposure on the final climb to the top, but not unsafe and has some really nice canyon views. Can climb an extra few minutes to get to Spouting Rock waterfall (recommended) which you can walk behind. The lake itself is gorgeous and it feels rewarding to take in the views while resting at the top. Entire hike took about an hour and a half so we were able to catch an early bus back (had to stand but that was fine as it's a short ride). All in all, great hike!

    Ehran Khan completed Hanging Lake Trail

    10 days ago