Great hike. Perfect day. low traffic, light wind, high visibility and few bugs. Friendly cohikers shared snacks and photos at summit. My Garmin tracked it 5.5 miles each way from parking lot trailhead.

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2 days ago

Quick fun hike with easy-moderate incline. Good view of the cinders.

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3 days ago

This is a fantastic trail! But remember event by the end of May there can be still snow on parts of the trail (I lost the trail couple of times due to snow)... The view from the saddle was awesome! Start early to avoid crowds!

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11 days ago

Completely different hike compared to most of the Colorado 14-ers, as the majority of the trail is below the tree line...exposed roots and volcanic rock make for challenging footing, especially on the descent when legs and mind are fatigued. The journey from the saddle to the summit is a grind; however, the payoff yields one of the most outstanding panoramic views I have experienced. To quote the Terminator, "I'll be back..."

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13 days ago

Great family hike.

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