nature trips

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Easy is a misnomer for tourists coming from low elevations. Being a "reverse hike," you descend first and then hike out. We took the trail much farther toward the Animas River hiking several hundred feet above Cascade Creek and turned around at a fabulous overlook of the rivers and Pigeon and Turret peaks in the distance. Our round trip was about 8.5 miles however. The hike up to the start point was pretty hard because we'd hiked further in than planned. Wildflowers are starting to bloom! Cascade was roaring.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail is ready to hike. Love it in the spring as well as the fall.

hiking
22 days ago

I went with my family this March. It was covered with snow, and with our feet sinking every 15 steps, the trail was much harder than the "easy" rating. However, the snowy mountains and frozen creeks were beautiful. If you have the gear for the winter hike, I highly recommend it!

on Purgatory Trail

backpacking
5 months ago

A beautiful hike. It was an amazing way to spend the day. Breath taking views.

6 months ago

Incredible views!!

Gorgeous views .. Easy hike

backpacking
8 months ago

Beautiful fall mountain views lead you to an aqua oasis and much more on this easy day hike.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great little trip to the creek. Valley views are excellent.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous views of the mountains and a beautiful walk along the Animas river. Recommend having Off as mosquitos were numerous. My phone showed the trail as being 5.9 miles and we did not quite make it to the bridge and picnic tables. Some may find the 1000' climb back out challenging. Worth every minute!!