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    Kali Duggins added Lost Creek

    3 days ago

    Kali Duggins reviewed South Zapata Lake Trail

    7 days ago

    This is an amazing hike. But sorry, everyone who seeks to be debating... it is 5.7 Miles EACH WAY. So you’re going to come in just under 12. That is FROM THE TRAILHEAD. Now onto the hike itself.

    This trail offers amazing views, and the lake and bowl at the end are incredible. It is, however, relentless. Loose, sharp rock from the first 1/4 mile, a quite a few steep, loose, technical ascents and then descents. If you’re use to 14ers and such, you could do this in trail runners. For the average but avid hiker, I’d recommend a sturdy hiking show or mid boot and certainly one or two hiking poles would be nice, mainly for coming down.

    A wonderful backpacking trail with some nice areas to camp right at tree line near the lake, but brutal as a day hike. Took us about 4 hours up and 2.5 down (lots of short stops both ways - we had a dog with us and I was having some trouble with the altitude on the ascent).

    Absolutely stunning end destination and worth it - but our group of four agreed that it’s just about the toughest thing we’d done in Colorado aside from a fourteener. So be prepared and enjoy!!!

    We hit Zapata falls at the end and boy did that frigid water feel amazing on our throbbing feet!

    Kali Duggins reviewed Zapata Falls Trail

    7 days ago

    Kali Duggins completed Zapata Falls Trail

    7 days ago

    Kali Duggins saved Kilpacker Trail

    23 days ago

    Kali Duggins saved Hope Lake Trail

    28 days ago

    Kali Duggins saved Lizard Rock Trail

    30 days ago

    Kali Duggins completed Templeton Trail

    2 months ago

    Kali Duggins updated Stanley Canyon Trail

    8 months ago

    Kali Duggins saved Mays Peak

    9 months ago

    Kali Duggins saved Royal Gorge Trail

    9 months ago

    Kali Duggins reviewed Raspberry Mountain Trail Via Ring the Peak Trail

    9 months ago

    Okay. I WOULD give this five stars. And so I'll start with the good/great:

    This is a fantastic workout. Nice elevation gain without being too tough. Gorgeous scenery and setting. Starts out with some great switchbacks, moves into a deadwood gorge, across a saddle and meadow and finishes with a steep but not technical climb to the top.

    Views at the top are stunning. Tops out in the 10,500 ballpark. 360 views. True summit - you're up on rock and can see for days.

    Now the bad:

    Very isolated for the most part. Seems okay until you're being stalked by a mountain lion that gets close enough to growl at your back... Come to find out, this is VERY common here. So because no one said it - I'm saying it. High cat activity. Tracks everywhere off trail and some on. Aggressive, territorial behavior in the gorge. So if you go, enjoy- but be prepared! Learn how to react to these animals and what to do if they attack or push the boundaries.

    Road access is just fine. Perhaps tricky in a car with low clearance, or in deep mud/snow. Otherwise basically a 2WD / borderline 4WD higher up.

    Kali Duggins saved Long Gulch

    9 months ago

    Kali Duggins saved Lovell Gulch Trail

    10 months ago

    Kali Duggins saved Templeton Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Kali Duggins saved Mount Cutler Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kali Duggins saved The Crags Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kali Duggins saved Horsethief Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago