This is a beautiful hike. I went in September. Was sunny and warm. Then got hit with some kind of intimidating inversion clouds at the top but they cleared up within minutes. Summitting Greenhorn is a little confusing because there's no distinct trail markers at the top and many peaks to choose from. On the way down, I experienced some rain and mild hail. All in all, a true CO hike!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Went in mid june and snow melt made the river crossings pretty sketchy. Got caught in a hail storm at 10k ft. But besides that and the blown over trees on the trail was amazing and im looking forward to another shot at the summit!

The trail wasn't bad however not well kept. Only made it about half way as the trail is totally covered by downed trees making it impossible to continue further.

geocaching
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

the view from the parking lot at the base of the Wilderness is absolutely fantastic! There are rarely more than two to four cars in the parking lot here and we have yet to encounter others once we left the parking lot. This Trail is 24 miles off of the pavement, so most people don't have the fortitude to make it up this far! This Trail is the trail to the right from the parking lot. It goes around the back of greenhorn Peak and does not offer as spectacular views as the trail that goes to the left from the parking lot. We only went a little bit past greenhorn mountain peak and stopped as the Trail began to descend into the forest. I would agree with what the other woman wrote, this Trail has not been maintained in a very long time and has a great deal of down timber across the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is ok for the first couple of miles. Avalanche crossing is a bit sketchy.
trees down everywhere.
River crossing is scary.
the rest of the trail is in the creek which is deep & easy to lose trail. if you don't mind bush whacking you will be scratched up. lots of ticks. it's a long trail. no maintenance in years I would guess.

hiking
4 months ago

Didn't complete the trail, made it to the gnarly cascade and crossed, following cairins and finding the san isabel national forest sign and a trail that literally turned into a creek 20 yards later and was overgrown, turned back and camped by the cascades, still a great spot in the canyon.

Also, there are a handful of blowdowns, sketchy creek crossings, and as of the day we went, a moderate rock slide that obscures the trail about 3 miles up the canyon, creating moderate exposure...this trail needs work.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Due to run off, water crossing was challenging. Start early, this is a long trail of you plan to go the full distance.

This is a fun trail but heads up that the water is high and water crossings are a no go if you are carrying a little one. Normally it would be okay, but with all the rain and run off makes it unsafe if you have a kiddo on your back. You can still do over a mile but the trail will have to wait until later in the summer when crossings are easier. Completely fine for individuals without kids. Lots of downed trees right now.

Needs a lot of work.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This trail has it all. Most of the trail is shaded which was good on a warm fall day. A small water fall is approximately 4 miles up the trail. It is 6.63 miles to the summit. Awesome views throughout the hike. If you plan on reaching the summit get an early start. I highly recommend this trail.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Loved this hike! Brought my brother from California and he had no problem with the altitude. Would love to do it again in the fall. We were the only folks on the trail!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I hiked up from Lower Greenhorn trail marker 5 miles before lightening & thunder turned me back.
a great hike...easy to lose the trail at the river crossings but rock signs will show you if u look for them.
I will definitely be trying to summit again soon.
this was my 1st scouting expedition on July 24, 2016.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016