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trail running
8 hours ago

This is my fav, easy and dog friendly trail literally “in town”. It skirts the Slate River and has mildly different terrain from open meadows, forest canopy and aspen groves. Very mild climb connecting the loop back to town w great views of the Butte. Hikers watch out for bikers. Great trail run. Also note it connects to other trails so you can make it a longer trek if you want.

hiking
9 hours ago

Nice progressive incline. I believe closer to 9 miles from town. You will experience forest and aspen groves to open meadows with some nice wildflowers in transition. It says no dogs above but they are allowed w leash law. Lake is clear, saw lots of cutthroats. Wish I brought my rod!

16 hours ago

Not sure what the fuss is all about. granted we stopped at falls because we were just looking for a short hike after hiking all morning elsewhere. I would call this more of a moderate trail due to all the loose rocks and it has a pretty steady climb. Not hard, but i wouldn't take grandma or anybody not used to hiking. I guess I expected to be closer to the falls rather than looking at them from 300 yards away down a cliff. An ok hike but there are much better trails. Maybe if you keep going it gets better.

hiking
16 hours ago

Love it! My husband and I chose this as our first hike with our 6 month old baby in a backpack...definitely worth it! Falls at the end we’re gorgeous.

Thank you.

trail running
1 day ago

This is an amazing trail. Not much climbing so a nice way to get in 7+ miles and enjoy the views. Through trees, open fields, water and mountain views, this trail has it all

Absolutely Stunning! The peak of RedCloud is a dramatic rusty orange landscape with nothing visible but mountains as far the eye can see (no towns etc). Feels like you’re on another planet! The hike is mostly mellow and meandering (for a 14er) but there are some steep scree sections near the top which are challenging, especially on the way down (especially in Chacos)! A long drive from the front range but highly recommended!

Don’t try to mountain bike this trail, there are too many people. There’s a decent trail that leads off behind campsite #12 and connects to the dirt roads. It was a beautiful and pretty easy ride and not many hikers.
Giving the lake trail 3 stars because while it’s gorgeous, it’s crowded and not for mountain biking which is what we went to do. Drive up from Gunnison via 730/Ohio Creek Road for a fantastic scenic drive, most of the road is dirt.

hiking
3 days ago

this is 2 miles up a rocky trail and 2 miles down. It was much more strenuous than I thought it would be. it just wasn't fun.

3 days ago

1st mile is *very* steep, but wildflowers were gorgeous! The first slope had a lot of purple fireweed, and as we progressed we saw loads of larkspur, mule’s ears, Indian paintbrush, silvery lupine, broadleaf arnica, and bluebells. Some columbines, but not a lot. A few shallow stream crossings (which our dogs loved as a chance to cool down).

Last mile is the hardest

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing wild flowers!

off road driving
4 days ago

It was a perfect hike for my 1 year old pup and I! The weather was amazing and only had some shadowing clouds in the late afternoon! After the Sunshine summit, the trail down the skree was intense and was hard to get down with my dog. The trail down it is advised to look for cairns but follow the stream down and it should lead back to the trail. With this app's GPS I was able to find the loop's trail easy. A great first 14-er for the pup and I!

pleasant, easy home around the beautiful lake. was crowded when i was there, presumably would be of the weather is nice enough to be there.

lovely trail! wildflowers and waterfalls. what more could you want?

Beautiful and well marked! There was a bit of a walk to the trailhead but totally worth it. We saw some great wild flowers and mountain views near the end, and the forest on the way up was charming and lush. The lake is stunning! Except for a few sections, the climb was nice and gradual, and we made better time than we thought we would.

Stunning hike with lots of mountain meadows full of wildflowers. Not too difficult and worth the effort for the views. Lots of horses on trail, but otherwise not many hikers on a holiday weekend.

MEDIOCRE.... If you like bugs, dust, and baking in the sun - this is your trail. First mile is steep incline, be prepared for a 187 bpm heart rate. It’s clear this trail is more for biking than hiking. Trail is narrow, maybe 1.5 foot wide and verrryy rocky. Wear pants because the plants, flowers, weeds destroy your legs as they are grown over into the trail. Wildflowers are just okay. There’s no “true” summit. Also, DO NOT take the “Getting There” description. Worst dirt road I’ve ever encountered. Won’t do this trail again, wasn’t impressed.

The wildflowers were fantastic!

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked this yesterday. Absolutely fabulous once you pass the dirt road and get onto the trail. (You can drive to the trail head but need very high clearance to ford a moderately deep stream.)
This trail has chest high wildflowers for a good portion of the hike and stunning vistas. Great hike anytime but in July it’s incredible.

hiking
11 days ago

We were not able to complete the whole hike. Here are a few pointers about this trails. Coordinates put you at the entrance of a state wildlife area with a sign stating "dogs prohibited". Mt Lamborn itself is on national forest land which does allow dogs... but its confusing and not really sure what the right answer is here. You can park where the coordinates land you but I am not sure how the trail is there. We continued to drive on and followed a road sign saying "Mt Lamborn 3 miles". The road is AWFUL. Definitely a jeep road. Our Subaru Forester managed alright for a while but we eventually pulled off for the sake of our tires/shocks/etc. We hiked from there so probably about 1.5 miles. That puts you at the trailhead - from there the summit is still about 5 miles. The road was of course exposed, dry, and hot so just come prepared! From the trailhead onward, it was certainly steep at times but in and out of the woods so pleasant coverage. Wished we could have made it to the top for the views but the driving slowed us down and we ran out of time. Still some nice vistas from the trailhead!

hiking
13 days ago

A really beautiful wildflower hike, with beautiful views of multiple peaks. We loved it! Bring your water shoes (altho most streams are relatively easy to cross). We hiked up the rough dirt road to the trailhead, (which adds about a mile each way) as the initial water crossing seemed rather deep for our SUV. Most others made the same choice. Lightly traveled and absolutely beautiful. Gradual incline (after initial steep dirt road). Wear your sunscreen as most of the trail is in sunlight.

hiking
13 days ago

beautiful falls but keep on going to the lake if you have time. My GPS kept taking me to Judd Circle, a street in Crested Butte, so just put in Gothic Road and follow to Gothic and you'll find it no problem. Pack water shoes a couple of creek crossing nothing difficult but if you don't want wet socks take your water shoes to walk across.

hiking
13 days ago

easy hike if you get into town late, beautiful flowers and a nice creek to put your feet in at the end.

on Brush Creek

14 days ago

This is an easy and beautiful trail. We do it every time we are in CB. Definitely bring bug spray and sunscreen in summer.

Loved this trail.. It was steep at first until you get past the cement creek caves. Then it was beautiful meadows on the hills with a forest feel at the end. It was easy enough and beautiful!

Great paved biking trail!

walking
15 days ago

Fun, leisurely outing. Heavily trafficked with walkers and bikes. Plenty of places to stop and look around. Perfect for a casual stroll.

great scenic drive

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