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Marsha Glenn reviewed Washington Gulch Trail
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I hiked this trail years ago when it was much shorter from Washington gulch side and it was so much easier and the first part of the hike more beautiful and full of flowers. Went back 2 years ago after they made you go past original trailhead start. So many switchbacks and not as pretty. Much longer I was very disappointed but the view at the top and wildflowers were well worth it. I’d say it’s moderate to difficult

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ron wood reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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Genny Cook reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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Anna Borg reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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HikingBlowdownIcy

Views all the way, different from mile-to-mile! The valley was INSANELY windy this morning - almost turning us around - but it seemed to die down the further out we got.

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Andrew Campbell reviewed Kebler Pass / Irwin Lake
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Challenging trail. Cold since it's late in the season. the downslope from the high point was sketchy. Snowdrifts on uncertain footing. The Lowline trail was less clearly marked. Got turned around. Very pretty trail. Very few people.

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Curtis Koch reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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Loved it!

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Sam Cockrell reviewed San Luis Summit
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Good trail. This was my first 14er. It was a chore hiking up since I’m used to being in Oklahoma with a lower elevation. Was fun none the less.

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Craig Plazure reviewed Washington Gulch Trail
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HikingGreat!

Wow this one is hard! That first mile or so is unrelenting. We stopped after the first stream when we got past the meadow before the forest - we were running out of daylight and leg strength. Some of the cows from the meadows below had wandered up the mountain on the way down, so that was a fun treat. I can see this being amazing in the spring with wildflowers.

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Alaina Reef reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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HikingGreat!

This area is so magical. I don’t have a better word to describe it. I stayed at the campground here and was super impressed with everything about this place. IMPORTANT INFO- there is another trail that goes pretty much parallel to this trail, except it is a bit more challenging. I highly recommend finding it and sticking to that one if you want a little more of a challenge and up close view of the water, it goes right along the river and the cliffs. It’s very rocky and steep in some places, probably not good for children, but it’s a whole other level of interesting. There are little waterfalls everywhere and multiple spots to actually go into or right next to the river. Be careful on the edges, I witnessed a tiny avalanche of rocks very close to where I was chilling on a break. I was on a bit of a time limit and did half the trail, I can’t wait to go back and finish it in the spring! If you can, get out here right now, the aspen are absolutely incredible!!! Enjoy!

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Sam G reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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fall colors!

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JEFFREY DOHNER reviewed San Luis Summit
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Richard Baughman reviewed San Luis Summit
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Hit highpoint, honestly not too bad, although alot of climb. Views were out of this world...saw two moose.

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Great day hike for fall! Ran into some snow on the descent from storm pass but other that that fun day out. Heard three bull elk mating calls and saw some of the best aspen bloom views I've ever seen.

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Wolfgang Stiller reviewed San Luis Summit
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HikingGreat!No shade

Great time of year for this hike. Right now there are only short patches of snow that don't require any special gear. I have done this route a few times and from my experience, unless we get a huge dump, this will be in good shape (but I'd carry hiking poles). After that it's still nice to do with snow shoes but will take more time.

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Kerrin Fraser reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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HikingGreat!

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Beautiful in every way. Pretty easy to moderate most of the way with the exceptions of one or two steep parts in the beginning and incline for about the last .75-1 mile to the top. But 100% worth every step. I didn’t see many dispersed camping spots along the way nor at the lake, and there’s actually a sign that says no camping as you’re leaving OBJ campground. The sign is posted over top of another sign that said something like “dispersed camping at established sites only.” Not sure if that’s referring to the entire trail but...just a heads up. We did see one tent camped along the way. Took us (4 active adults) just under 7 hours but that includes about an hour at the top and two 10-15 min breaks along the way. Happy hiking!

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Bart Foster reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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Amazing hike. Trail conditions were great.

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Sarah Olsen reviewed Mill-Castle Trail
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Megan Flanagan reviewed Mill-Castle Trail
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Muddy from the melting snow and the first few miles had a lot of debris. It was absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to go back! Only went about 5 miles in and turned back but definitely want to add storm pass to the hike next time!

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Sydney Boogaard reviewed Kebler Pass / Irwin Lake
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Stunning lake with amazing views. There are little mini trails off of the main trail so it is difficult to know which the main until you find yourself at a dead end, but well worth it!

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Richard Wanko reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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If you do any hike in Crested Butte this hike is the one to do. The first 1/2 mile is a little steep but you then get into the open valley and a gradually ascending hike for the next 3 miles or so. Very beautiful with great views pretty much the entire way. The last 1/2 mile up to the 404 connector gets really steep. Unless you intend on continuing to the left on the 404 for another 20 minutes to get to the lake, not shown on maps, then I would stop when it starts steeply climbing into the woods. If you do go on you will be rewarded with a beautiful lake. Great trail, total time to lake and back 6.5/7 hours.

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Laura Barkocy reviewed Mill-Castle Trail
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Went 3 miles in.. Awesome trail, beautiful scenery. Lots of shade. Dog loved all the water springs. Will definitely do again and go further in.

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Tulah Lily reviewed San Luis Summit
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I only moved to CO about a month ago and am a beginner hiker. This was my first 14er and it was gorgeous and challenging. It took me and my 2 friends about 7.5 hours (started at 7am) with a lot of breaks for catching our breath, photos, and snacks. The first mile or so of the trail is a very steep incline that had me panting and breaking very frequently. After that for the next 2-3 miles you hit a decline and then go through a gorgeous forest like area then some open fields with a slow, steady incline. The last 1-2 miles is all loose rock and the incline once again is quite steep and given the altitude at this point, I took many breaks to catch my breath and give me legs a break. Getting to the top was a feat and there were about 4 other groups at the top to celebrate with. The first 1-2 mile decline was very rough on my knees because it is steep and rocky, I slipped a few times. The incline at the end was tough and as always I took a lot of breaks, if you can start the hike very early I recommend that to not have to do this incline in the harsh sun of mid-day! Overall a great, challenging, gorgeous hike. **Note that driving to the trailhead was also a challenge. I did the majority of it with my subaru Forester but had to navigate some large ruts and muddy spots. Eventually I parked about 1/2 mile to the trailhead to avoid a larger rut/stream, but I did see other subarus parked at the trailhead, along with 4x4s, 4runners etc.

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Dan Dan Fogel reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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great hike. enjoyed not having to worry about mountain bikes. early September, as expected, missed out on the additional beauty of the wildflowers and waterfalls. but did enjoy the path continuing along side the river. never made it to Lake as we got a late start. we hiked in about 4miles.

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Will Simpkins reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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HikingGreat!

Recommendations: 1) park at the campground not the trailhead. That last 0.5 miles was a killer just to get to the car. 2) watch out for steaming piles of cow dung all along the trail! 3) soak your feet in the stream - it helps. Be prepared for a long, foot-aching hike. The exposed areas can be hot, but frequent shade is nice. I went through 3L of water with half the return still to go.

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Hailey Gregg reviewed Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
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Super fun!! Should park at the actual campsite, though. About 5.5 to the cutoff where oh be joyful splits into blue lake and daisy pass. Another 1.1 to Blue Lake.

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Margot Sacco reviewed Mill-Castle Trail
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One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done, and my 3.5 yr old and I only went a mile in! Very remote location but a nice wide trail through tall pines and aspen with peeks out to a stunning view of the castle-like rock formations. Says ‘difficult’ and I’m sure it gets to be but the first mile is a pretty mild incline and worked for me and my little kids (we stopped and had a picnic right off the trail at the 1.2 mile lookout). No highway noise at all! Can’t recommend enough. Hiked late August

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