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    Melissa Rucker added crested butte

    4 months ago

    Melissa Rucker added Manitou incline

    6 months ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Hanging Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Worth the trouble to get parking early and despite the busyness. It's such a natural marvel. That climb, though. If you're carrying a child for any of it, have a friend sans kids there to help you, especially up the rock steps that last little bit. It's a bit awkward with a child. Thankfully we had such nice people assist with my bag last year on that little section, without my asking.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Green Mountain Open Space

    about 1 year ago

    Pee before you hike or at least don't guzzle water. There's no place to drop trou without a biker zipping up on you or in plain view of pretty much anyone on your side of the mountain. ;) It's pretty but hot! Absolutely no shade. Lots of routes to choose from.

    Melissa Rucker completed Hanging Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker completed White Ranch Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Chief Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This should definitely be rated moderate instead of easy. Continuous uphill, but not as bad as it sounds considering gain. Climb to the top of the boulders at the peak and have a snack. 360 view!

    Melissa Rucker reviewed White Ranch Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Caught it during a foggy drizzle my first time here, and it was breathtaking. Definitely bring sunscreen.

    Melissa Rucker completed Chief Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Mayhem Gulch Juniper Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Don't go for the "waterfall" only - it's just a trickle when I've seen it and easy to miss from one of the lower switchbacks. I love this hike. The switchbacks are perfectly spaced so it didn't feel quite like the gain was as much as it is. Check the status before you go. It closes for elk calving and also for a month of hunting. Spectacular view of Clear Creek Canyon.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Elk Meadow

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Castor Cut-Off Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Less traveled and easy.

    Melissa Rucker completed Elk Meadow

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker completed Castor Cut-Off Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Parmalee Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Great views from this trail. Partially shaded.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Bruin Bluff Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Easy, less traveled.

    Melissa Rucker completed Bruin Bluff Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Lair O' the Bear Trail

    about 1 year ago

    It's so busy on the flat part of the trail, but a lot of it is shaded and runs along the water. If you want to skip the people, there's indescript parking on the side of the road past the castle. You can enter here and get to the uphill and less traveled part of the trail BUT you'll still come across a lot of bikers.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Independence Mountain Trail at Pence Park

    about 1 year ago

    Up, up, up. It's worth it. Climb the boulders at the end for the view.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Red Rocks Trading Post Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nice quick loop with good views. It'll get your heart rate up. Crosses the road twice, I think.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Meyer Ranch Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Just the right amount of gain for a goid workout. Partially shaded. Absolutely gorgeous during autumn with the changing aspens.

    Melissa Rucker completed Meyer Ranch Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Sunny Aspen Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nice short workout. Very pretty in autumn because of the aspens.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Mount Falcon Castle Trail

    about 1 year ago

    The perk is the ruins. Otherwise, if you come from the top lot, it's a whole lot of sun and incline going back to the car. The other trails here are better.

    Melissa Rucker completed Sunny Aspen Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker completed Mount Falcon Castle Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

    about 1 year ago

    Nice little playground, great view of the foothills. Check out the animals and the CSA.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Willow Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Less foot traffic than Fountain Valley and a little more shaded. Just hilly so not strenuous. Enough for a good, quick workout. Nice views.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed High Line Canal Trail: Waterton Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Easy and convenient. Fine for strollers. If you start on Waterton Road, you can go through the pasture gate and possibly see some cows (my kid loves it when we catch them).

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Fountain Valley Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great views of the rock formations, but there's no shade. This trail is a bit on the boring side.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Waterton Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    We go here sometimes because we live nearby. It's okay. It gets prettier the farther you go, but count on zero shade. Depending on the time of day/season, come packing some sort of bug repellent for the mosquitos.

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Panorama Point To Bear Creek Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    We go in the second trailhead. Love the shade and the little brook. The wildflowers were pretty near the first of August. My 3-year-old made it up on his own. It's a good workout.

    Melissa Rucker saved Hanging Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker saved Panorama Point Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker saved Chief Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker completed Coyote Song Trail Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Melissa Rucker reviewed Coyote Song Trail Loop

    over 1 year ago