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Juliana Todeschi reviewed Mount Yale Summit Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful hike even if you don’t summit! We started at 6:30 am on a Thursday, summited by 11 am, took an hour at the top for lunch and arrived back to our car by 3 pm. It was a tough hike but it’s beautiful! The scramble isn’t as bad as I envisioned but I do not advise bringing poles on the scramble—however, they’ll be a lifesaver throughout the rest. I’m in moderate shape and it more or less took as long as I expected to complete.

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Bryant Young reviewed Kroenke Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Easy day hike. Dog friendly.

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Hiking

Awesome trail but one of the hardest 14ers I’ve done thus far because of elevation gain. Backpacked in and camped overnight near the river on a flat area about 1.5 miles into the trail. Wouldn’t recommend for beginners/children.

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Warren & Tammy King reviewed La Plata Peak North Trail Summer Route
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Hiking

Very difficult trail due to the elevation gain. The trail itself was in pretty good shape, especially for the amount of traffic on it. Exceptionally amazing views. We saw one dog on the trail and he seemed to handle it well. The descent was slippery in some places and we had a couple falls but no injuries.

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Brenan Moore reviewed Missouri Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky
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Kenneth Lieb reviewed Missouri Mountain Trail
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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

Backpacked the first 2 miles and camped in the gulch. Highly recommend a base camp around the treeline and rising early if you want to hit all three 14ers in one go. Switchbacks from the parking area are pretty hardy but, come on, we're all hikers here. Get up there! Missouri Mountain itself is a great hike and will return to this spot for its beauty. Once on ridge, watch your step as some spots have a slight pitch with scree. Poles will help. Nothing too dangerous.

Pnatas Hernandez reviewed La Plata Peak North Trail Summer Route
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BackpackingGreat!

The first two miles of this trail becomes steep quickly, and will get your system ready for when you reach the tree line. Fortunately, the tree line is where the switchbacks take form and the hiking is a little less intense. As, so far the hike will have been like climbing stairs. The ridge line has loose fine rock, and baseball to mini fridge sized boulders. The trail is easy to navigate up until the final quarter mile. Where trail markers give good points to scramble towards but the thick bed of rectangular rocks you will be walking over will all look the same. No false summit. I've done this one twice in three weeks and have seen all ages and sizes of humans and dogs on the trail. I remember most animals and people looking very tired and weary walking down. Seems like an easy 14er if you are acclimated and exercise in your spare time. But, I wouldn't do this one as a first timer with lowlanders, un-capable and proven young people or pets. The hike is a constant uphill jog beginning in the lower 10,000' range. And going down to the tree line can be slippery on the fine gravel areas. Also, the first quarter mile back down will take some patience, navigating, and luck to stay on the trail. Great views! Great trail!

Paul Wilson reviewed Mount Yale Summit Trail
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Brittni H. reviewed Mount Yale Summit Trail
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Hiking

This hike was incredible! Not for the faint of heart though. I'm very fit and it took me about 3.5 hours to summit. The last mile is some intense switchbacks and quite the climb. No real bouldering until the final push, it was super fun. I wish I would have brought my dogs, they would have loved the hike. If you bring yours, watch their paws on the bouldering section, there's some sharp rocks. And if you have them off leash, please keep them under control. Trekking poles were super helpful coming back down. 10/10 would do again.

Brent DeBruine reviewed Kroenke Lake Trail
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Camping

Beautiful lake to camp at, take a brisk swim to the island or hike up to the divide for amazing views! Bring a coat, it gets windy at the top. This was my 3rd time to this lake and I was disappointed. Trash everywhere. Please pack out what you pack in. And as gross as it is, tampon applicators included. Thank you from all of us trying to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Hiking

Did this one in late June. Stunning trail. Flows alongside the river for a good while below treeline. A couple good tent spots near the parking area that overlook the rushing river. Would consider taking advantage of those next time. A small creek crossing or two. Nice wildflowers, and the views from the top did not disappoint.

Philip Cox reviewed Missouri Mountain Trail
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Hiked last Saturday. Wasn’t too crowded but enough people were around. Took us 8 hours moving at a casual pace. Start early if any chance of rain, the top section is sketchy when wet. Bring poles for sure.

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1st 14er, and got me excited to do more. Started after 2am for a sunrise summit, ~4 hours to top. Mostly gradual incline, but last 1.5-2 miles are brutal. Well defined trail ~90% of the way. Beautiful start in trees, followed by nice views on the climb up.

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HikingRockyScramble

Very pleasant hike w an awesome canyon at the beginning. It was super foggy at the top, so only a glimpse of one of the lakes. Otherwise, probably would have been 5 stars. Recommend GPS for the top in the fog, it was a bit confusing navigating around the boulder field. This would be an excellent intro to scrambling.

Kurt Golding reviewed Mount Harvard Trail
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Hiking

Started off with a plan to summit Mt Columbia but no signs posted anywhere (beware, even at the Trailhead) and I missed my turn at a fork in the trail about 4 miles in. Early on, I deliberately tried to take my time and absorb the endless natural beauty here. Serene landscape and I really enjoyed this trail. As posted, it was LONG - 8 hours and just shy of 14 miles from the 4WD parking area. Trail followed a river of melt water much of the way and it was crystal clear, raging, and beautiful. A few blue ponds in the upper valley visible only from above and even a narrow but long water fall away from the main trail. Just shy of the summit, had to perform a fun maneuver where I leaned into a couple huge tilted boulders with minimal footholds to reach a more stable place to scramble up. If you're not an avid 14'er climber or you don't live at elevation, I'd suggest a full rest day before hitting this trail.

Lena Nowacki reviewed Kroenke Lake Trail
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Hiking

This trail was beautiful. It follows the river the whole time so be ready to have the shoes get a little muddy. It’s mostly shaded so it stays cool all day. It 3 hours to get up, 2 to come back down. Over all, a great day hike while in the area. The lake itself was very pretty as well. The car rise in though is a bit bumpy so make sure the car can handle some deep dips.

Phil Fellini reviewed Mount Yale Summit Trail
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Hiking

This is an extremely tough trail but the view at the top makes it worthwhile. If you’re not in good physical shape, make sure to allow yourself an extra hour or two. I’m in generally good shape and it took me 4 hours to get to the summit. Also, the rock slide at the top was fun but rough. This trail is not for the faint of heart!

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Hiking

Great hike, strenuous. Felt like we did a great job until trail runners went by at a wicked clip! Started at 5:30 and finished at 2:30. Full day With six kids age 7 - 12. Everyone made it up, and down.

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Hiking

Got to trail around 7, completely full. Parked on access road, so no big. Overcast, and rained on the way down, but a wonderful hike. Very hard climb as the altitude gain is in the last several miles, so it kicks. Got to the 13k feet hoping to climb above the clouds, but no luck. So the viewing sucked, but another 14er in the bag.

Scott Laroque reviewed Mount Yale Summit Trail
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Hiking

Started at 5:15 from the parking lot. Busy day for this 14’er given the imminent rain in the forecast. We passed 70-80 people on the trail today. I Brought two of my teenage kids that had never hiked a 14er before. Trail head to summit took us just under 4 hours. Round trip was about 7 hours. Again plenty of stops and breaks so this could be completed much faster if you prefer. The trail was great and while there were a steeper sections, this peak is quite mellow. Route finding is a non issue as long as you stay to the right at the fork. There are very few places you aren’t walking on dirt or gravel for this ascent. Because we had drizzle for over half of the hike, the ability to avoid rocks for the most part was a welcome find. The top was totally socked in upon reaching the summit so little in the way of views I can report on.

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Roger Hederstedt reviewed La Plata Peak North Trail Summer Route
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