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    girl mcmu saved Meadow Mountain

    almost 3 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Rim Trail South

    almost 3 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Thomas Lakes Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Update: I completed this trail last week. The meadow of wildflowers in the middle was fantastic! The mileage listed (3.6 miles) didn't give with my GPS which reported well over 4 miles to the lakes from the parking lot. For us, the trail was 8.35 miles round trip and took 4 hours and 10 minutes. It's a lovely hike, but the first and last parts of the trail are VERY rocky. You can't take a step without hitting a rock. It made for a slow-going trip.

    girl mcmu saved Lionshead Rock Trail

    about 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Grizzly Creek Trail

    about 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Many Pools Hike Trail

    about 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Emerald Pools Trail (CLOSED)

    about 3 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Hunter Valley Trail

    about 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Park Avenue Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Skyline Arch Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Balanced Rock Loop Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Landscape Arch Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Delicate Arch Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Missouri Lakes Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu completed Hanging Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Hanging Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Mount Garfield

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Red Mountain

    over 3 years ago

    Wow! Amazing hike! Great views of Glenwood and Carbondale. The road is icy in the winter but that doesn't stop anyone from hiking it! If you try, make sure you have some sort of traction device on your shoes (like Yaktrax) and ski poles help too. Climing 1700' feet in elevation is intense, so bring lots of water and don't be afraid to stop if you need a break.

    girl mcmu completed Red Mountain Trail

    over 3 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Avalanche Creek Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Boy Scout Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Lake Houston Park: Peach Creek Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a lovely park, but the map that the park hands out is not complete and some of the trails are not clearly marked. We started off on the AmeriTrail, not knowing it was 9 miles out and 9 miles back. The map doesn't show the whole trail, so after about 3 hours of walking, we started to get concerned and ended up taking a trail along railroad tracks. We basically got lost in the park and ended up walking for 8 hours before we made our way back to the parking lot. Because all of the the trails are not clearly marked, it was difficult to tell where we were. Also, the park closed at 6pm and we were stuck inside until after 9pm. I don't think anyone came looking for us even though our car was sitting there all day. :(

    girl mcmu completed Peach Creek Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Doc Holiday Grave

    about 4 years ago

    Short but a bit steep. Great views of Glenwood Springs. The trail head is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. If you visit on the weekend, I suggest parking at Colorado Mountain College or the City Market parking lot and making the brief walk through the neighborhood to the trail.

    girl mcmu completed Doc Holiday Grave Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Red Mountain Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu saved Crater Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Red Hill/Mushroom Rock trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a great hike! The parking lot gets very busy on the weekends, so go early. I took the 3 Gulch Trail up the mountain. I'm a beginning hiker, so it took me about an hour and half to reach the top and Mushroom Rock. The 3 Gulch Trail leads to the Blue Ribbon Trail which makes a loop at the top of the mountain. The best views and the real "top" is Mushroom Rock. There isn't a sign from the Blue Ribbon Trail to tell you to keep going up to Mushroom Rock, but if you follow the only trail that goes up from there, you'll see it.

    Another option is to take the steep and intense Mushroom Rock Trail straight to the top. It's much, much shorter, but you will have to scale a few rocks, and you will be very near the edge of the mountain some times. I took this route down and it was short but scary at times.

    Finally, if you take the 3 Gulch Trail up, be prepared for quite a few mountain bikers. It's the main trail they use and I had to step off to the edge of the cliff in a few places to let them pass.

    Overall, an amazing hike with fantastic views of Mt. Sopris and Carbondale. Highly recommended!

    girl mcmu reviewed Glenwood Canyon: Riding the Interstate

    almost 5 years ago

    Great bike ride even for novices! My son and I rode the 13 miles or so from Biar Ranch to downtown Glenwood Springs. We used Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop in town. They drove us to the starting point, and we rode back. We rented bikes and paid for the shuttle. I haven't been on a bike in years, so I was nervous that it was going to be too much. It was a lovely ride - nice and smooth for most of the ride. There were a few inclines that got us, and we ended up getting off our bikes and walking them up the hill. There are a few spots to stop for a picnic and to use the restroom along the way. Overall, it was a great trip! I was tired when we were done, but it was well worth it.

    girl mcmu completed Maroon Creek Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    girl mcmu reviewed Maroon Creek Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    We rode the bus up from Aspen Highlands to Maroon Bells. We were dropped off right at the lake. The views were amazing! We did the 3.6 mile, one-way hike down along the East Maroon Portal. The description of the trail says good for all skill levels, but it was tough in some places. It started off nice enough and then we hit the fields of rocks. It was very slow going, and you had to constantly watch your footing. I was only wearing tennis shoes and the rocks hurt both the bottoms of my feet and eventually made my ankles sore. I am an avid walker, but the ups and downs of this trail were tough. Also, we had only been living in Colorado for a month and the elevation took a toll on our lungs. Near the end of the trail, there are a few steep inclines that we really had to rally to get past. I thought the trail would take an hour and a half or so, but we were walking for nearly 2 1/2 hours. We definitely were moving at a very slow pace due to the rocks and elevation. There were lovely views along the way, so that was nice. This is not a trail for families with small kids because of the loose rocks and inclines.

    girl mcmu reviewed Thomas Lakes Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    The drive up to the trail head was lovely with gorgeous scenery and views of Mt. Sopris. That said, be careful if it has rained recently because the road goes from paved to dirt, and it can be quite a mess. It rained a few days ago, and the last 2-3 miles of the drive were terrible. We were sliding all over the road, even with our snow tires on. I wish someone would have mentioned the need for 4 wheel drive. The mud was so thick that we got stuck trying to get out of the parking area. What a mess. We didn't even get to hike the trail because the mud was up to our ankles. I can't wait to go back, but I'll have to be sure the road and trail are dry.

    girl mcmu completed Thomas Lakes Trail

    almost 5 years ago