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This is a very pretty hike - great openings to views - not too crowded if you go early. Good to have microspikes as there are some icy areas

Really fast and easy trail. Pretty but as with many trails go early before the trail gets crowded.

Bring spikes, great hike. Views are great!

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2 days ago

Nice hike - summer type (66 deg in the city) weather in January. Hiked both Bear and S Boulder Peaks without microspikes - unusual for Jan.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. We went on a Wednesday morning, so there wasn’t much traffic. A nice and pleasant up and down loop with a few switchbacks, some big rocks, lots of trees, a ladder, and snow. Yes a ladder. And being a dork, I was so excited there was a ladder in the middle of a trail, YAY LADDER! Beautiful snow was throughout the entire trail. In hind site I should’ve grabbed my yaktrax that I decided at the last second I wouldn’t need...but totally do able in the packed snow without them. Would love to do again this spring or summer!

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6 days ago

Nice trails for a half day or full day. Full of hikers everywhere, not very scenic but beautiful, nice to do with friends and family.

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7 days ago

Really nice hike with a short climb up to the cave! Lots of trails around that area, so could be a fun place to spend the day and hike around and explore.

Great hike to get ready for the spring season. Has some elevation, but not too bad. Very little snow/ice right now.

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7 days ago

Trail was relatively clean, but had patches of snow/ice. Have to scramble on rock ledges to reach summit. Great views.

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7 days ago

Not the greatest destination. It a hike in the woods is always good!

This hike is no joke. The elevation gain is intense. Having hiking poles did help. The scrambling and bouldering at the top had me a bit scared. The views at the top are amazing. As hard or harder than some 14ers I’ve done.

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7 days ago

Great day hike. Started around 8am, trail was mildly icy in a few spots. Nothing bad, didn’t use traction. Shadow Canyon trail is a little hard to follow in the rockier parts but not too hard to get back on track. Great views!

Great hike! The last push is incredible

Very fun (very busy) little hike - we linked it to the Ski Jump trail which was fun and avoided some of the crowds.

Great view of the Flatirons.

The joy is in the journey; beautiful forested trail failry steep and rovky. Cave is gated off and last little climb to discover this was a crabwalk scramble with some ice.

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8 days ago

This is a fun trail. Took the dog and was fine for a pup, except the last 40-80 vertical feet. Other dogs were doing it,but I had to lift my dog down one 3 ft drop he couldn’t find footing on. Once you get on Shadow Canyon trail the traffic drops off and the vertical starts climbing quickly from there on. Going up was challenging. Seeing Devils Thumb from below, parallel and above was really cool.

Hiked up the Mount Sanitas trail then down the East Ridge, returning via Dakota Ridge. Reason was threatening and it was a bit windy but this made the views even better. The only difficult section was the step decent near the peek because of ice but the rest of the trails were clear.

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9 days ago

This is a nice short hike for the family. Lots of views to keep the parents motivated and lots of rock scrambles to keep the kids engaged. The western half of the loop was closed but the hike up to the peek was still rewarding.

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12 days ago

What you would expect from a hike in Boulder. I would go on a sunny day as the view is already not very spectacular when you reach the cave.

It’s a great hike if you want something short, but it’s not very memorable.

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