Did this hike two weeks ago and there was still snow on the trail once you get into the trees. It gives you a perfect view of mount crested butte and the surrounding valley.

hiking
7 days ago

Tried to hike this trail, but could not complete. At first when we came to the creek we went the wrong way, because it was not clear that the creek should be crossed, and there was a path leading (as we later understood) to the dead end. But we had a chance to see the bear though. When returned to the creek we could not pass because it was wide and full, so we had to turn back. Lovely views and enjoyable hike nevertheless.

Really gorgeous. Went at the end of May and it was still covered in snow. Wait until July for wildflowers.

Very scenic easy hike, however at the time we did it the creek crossing the path around 2 miles out from the falls was running very high and fast, so it was not possible to continue to the lake. There is a deer trail veering left that disappears after going through a thicket - don't be fooled. Still a very enjoyable if shortened trip.

hiking
18 days ago

Trail partially under water at about .3 in from the trail head. Also lots of downed trees in the trail at about 1.4 in.

hiking
3 months ago

Great way to see all the ecological zones of the mtn. Lots of bikes, flowers, aspens and a shallow water crossing at the bottom as a reward is a great way to end.

Beautiful views and a good work out!

snowshoeing
5 months ago

This is a great hike especially for those of us from Mississippi needing a day hike to acclimate. We started at the Judd Falls trailhead at Gothic Rd. with beautiful, warm fall weather and lots of sunshine. Sorry we were too late to see the Aspens turning as this leg would have been spectacular! Judd Falls meets Copper Creek so we continued on all the way to Copper Lake. It is a pretty forest hike that opens up in spots along Copper Creek to Copper Lake. The elevation gains are mild until the last few hundred yards.

The actual marked trail departs a bit from the AllTrails map I downloaded. The main trail does not bear left at about 10,980ft. towards the 5 lakes on the map. It actually continues straight to Copper Lake at around 11,480ft. so you can add another 500ft to the noted elevation gain.

mountain biking
9 months ago

great ride

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome relaxed hike! If you cut off to the right in the start it takes you through all the aspens.

walking
10 months ago

Fabulous morning hike. Able to complete in 2 hours, 15 minutes.