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hiking
1 day ago

This is a great hike and it's not very crowded. If you are looking for the trail head you need to park on the north side of the highway unlike the directions suggest.

Keep hiking at the top to get better views. Would definitely recommend!

This trail was incredibly fun and exciting with some beautiful views of the mountains and valleys in the surrounding area. Also, the waterfall is a great reward for making it to the top, as it's huge and awe-inspiring.

I highly recommend this hike, you won't be disappointed!

my kids (13 and 17) and I loved this hike. a decent challenge, gorgeous scenery, wildlife sightings and lots of exploring.

Nice, easy hike. Was a bit more steep than I imagined, but a good easy exercise. Pretty lake at the end to rest/have lunch. Can tell the chipmunks are fed often because they were overly friendly, but otherwise enjoyable.

very nice way to spend a couple of hours with the dog.

Good hike for family and kids. Steep gravel road at the start is the toughest part. Easy after that. Nice flowers, streams, and lake at the end.

backpacking
3 days ago

Yep, it's mostly uphill but hey, most of Colorado is! I led the boy scouts up this trail and we made a 4 day event of it. The trail passes Surprise Lake - a picturesque lake with flowering, floating Lilies. If you camp at this lake, I recommend as soon as you see the lake, hop over the little hill on the north and drop down the other side. It's more secluded and off the trail. As the trail continues towards Cataract Lake, it levels out for awhile then, one last upward trek to some really great views then quickly drop down to Cat and Cataract Lake. Be prepared for any weather as we had over an inch of hail that lasted for 20 minutes. Afternoon rain was regular but that didn't last long.

hiking
3 days ago

My favorite hike that we did this week! It was so interesting, we kept moving through different terrains. There was a fair amount of incline but just take your time. The views were amazing the whole way. You can hear noise from the highway for the first little bit of the trail but it quickly fades away. Bring layers. It was quite chilly at the top. Lots of wildflowers when we went.

This is a pretty good hike for children and families. The first time I did this hike in the evening during the fall and spotted a moose. The moose seemed unbothered by a few hikers in the area. This trail is highly trafficked and there are two ways to get to the Lily Pad Lake. You can come from Frisco or Silverthorne. Typically hikers hike in and hike out. With two cars I hiked from Silverthorne near the Buffalo Mtn Trailhead to Frisco near the 1st Frisco exit from Silverthorne. Getting to the lake filled with lily pads is exhilarating and then to the west further on you see another lake not covered in lily pads. I followed further to the southwest and went down the path over to Frisco.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing views, long walk, go early, it's 4 hrs more or less to the lake and 2 hrs back, weather changes really fast so be prepared, lots of water and food and wait for when the sun hits the lake... just AMAZING and totally worth it!

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago