hiking

hiking
1 month ago

We started our trek today from Twin Lakes. It was a bit of a challenge with stock 4x4. At one point my son had to guide me to ensure I had undercarriage clearance. Then at the Twin Lakes parking area the wind was so intense and strong it took your breath away and pushed you around. We decided to try the CSU Pingree Campus access, so hiked in from the Stormy Peaks trail head to the B-17 crash site.

Hiking at this time of year meant snow covered the second rock trail marker. We initially missed the small trail off the wider primary trail before the crash site (see map). The All Trails App was a great resource to 1) know we missed the side trail and 2) get back on trial. I love this app.

The hike was a good hike, but the crash site is what made this trek special. This was of course a humbling experience. It wasn’t just the crash debris, it was the thought of the airman, the era and technology and the crash location.

For local area hikes this is one to add to the list. I encourage people to take it in and then do some research on the crew and crash.

Beautiful trail. Not well marked. Look for the arrows made from rocks on the trail to guide you. Loved it and will do again!

hiking
5 months ago

I've done this hike twice-- late July 2016 and July 3, 2017. Both times were with my son (at age 9 then 10). It's a terrific destination hike that is challenging for a youngster, but easy for them to make it and feel a huge sense of accomplishment. In 2016 we took the short 4x4 road to Twin Lake Reservoir and started by hiking around the lake to the B-17 trail on the south side. This year we started by the CSU Mtn Campus and hiked up to the lake.This route starts with a steep set of switchbacks and is a little more challenging, but you can save the underside of your car if you don't have a lot a clearance.

hiking
5 months ago

Even without the crash site this would have been a great hike. The lake is very nice and you also pass a beautiful stream and some mini waterfalls on the way. We went on a Saturday and only saw a few other people the whole day.

backpacking
6 months ago

beautiful!

backpacking
6 months ago

tried to hike it but encountered alot of downed trees so went back to fish creek trail

We attempted this trail over Memorial weekend. Solid deep snow above 9,000ft. We were trying to do the whole loop but had to turn back. So many downed trees along the trail as well. It's going to take a few more weeks of melting if you want to get up to the cabin at 12,000ft.

backpacking
8 months ago

03/22/17-03/23/17

Unable to access trailhead because it's on a private road with locked gates. I would have thought this type of information would have been displayed somewhere in the app.

hiking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Completed this trail with my dog. We were both wore out after making it back to our vehicle. It was long, but only a few spots that were pretty steep. It has some nice areas that were flat for some recovery. We started late in the day and the heat really took it out of me. I recommend starting early and keeping lots of water on hand. Some shade, but not enough.

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Tough. No joke, this trail will make you want to quit and turn around a handful of times. The payoff at the top is worth it. Oh, and flying down on your bike is extremely fun!

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Fish Creek Trail was an enjoyable trail, with nice views of the mountains in the beginning and a lot of tree cover the rest of the way. Many downed trees, so don't go here in heavy winds and be mindful of that. Other than that, the creek areas were nice to hang out by but the lack of view at the end left me with a feeling of incomplete.

hiking
Thursday, August 29, 2013

I solo hiked from Jacks Gulch campground to Beaver Park just past the Flowers trail intersect, camped and returned the next day. A nice secluded trail along the creek. Encountered a small group of cattle on trail both days. LOTS of cow pies and horse apples on trail. A few nice views along the way, plenty of shade and thick green near the creek with small groups of aspens and prairie scattered in. Rock formations towards the end to explore.

hiking
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Nice trail especially if you are looking to de-stress from a rough week at work. There is a constant sound of the running creek as you are hiking this trail. It's so relaxing!! There is a lot of nature we did see a deer, many types of wildflowers, mushrooms and a squirrel. The trail is a moderate trail with a few rocks and slight climbs. This trail is used by horses frequently so watch where you step. The road to the trail is quite bumpy and needs maintained.