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    Scott Pinkelman completed Lily Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Pinkelman saved Sarvis Creek

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Cub Lake

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Arthur's Rock Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Alberta Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Triple Bar and OT Trail Loop

    about 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman reviewed West Creek Falls

    about 2 years ago

    For being so close to Estes Park, this is a real gem.

    The first part (.75 miles) of the hike is a relatively steep climb with little tree cover, so it can feel like a rough start. After that, it's downhill and relatively flat to the falls.

    The falls are beautiful -- perhaps not as spectacular as other parts of RMNP, but definitely beautiful. We only saw 3 other people on the trail on a Saturday in August We had the falls to ourselves for a little picnic.

    Hiking with kids:

    We did this carrying a 10 month old and with a 12 year old who doesn't particularly like hiking. The climbs at the beginning and end challenged me (carrying a 20 lb baby on my back) and out 12 year old (who is not in great shape) but it was doable. Going earlier in the day would have made the initial climb easier given the sun. If you do go with kids, keep an eye on them towards the falls -- there are some narrow parts along the stream, and some non-intuitive trail twists that might be harder for a kid. There isn't any scrambling unless you want to scramble around the falls.

    Scott Pinkelman completed Adams Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Sullivan Gulch Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed West Creek Falls

    about 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman saved West Creek Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Fern Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman saved Fern Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman saved Hewlett Gulch Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman added todo

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Hewlett Gulch Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Mount McConnel Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Pinkelman completed Emerald Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago