Elevation is no joke. Encountered a rattlesnake right at the beginning, recommend carrying a stick just as a guide because there are so many big rocks they can hide in. Didn't complete the entire loop, I would consider this to more moderate difficult than moderate easy. I feel like if you can adjust to the rapid changes in altitude, it'd probably be easier. Great views though.

I had a little bit of a time limit, so I wasn't able to do the whole thing, but I walked out and back probably about 5 miles or so on the Travois trail. The wild flowers were poppin', and on the way back, I took the Evening Sun Loop and saw lots of blooming cacti, which I love. Some pretty good views, too, from what I saw. Not super strenuous, but there is very little shade, and since it was 98 degrees today, the sun was fairly intense at times. Bring LOTS of water, sunscreen, and a hat.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Got my first hike in this beautiful park this weekend. Amazing views and spirit inspiring challenge for new hikers. I only completed about 5 miles of its great loop. I suggest anyone looking for a low trafficed hike. Start with Cone Park, you will not forget it!

Great hike, good clear trail, rocky and fun.

Go to Cannonball Creek brewery after for their pale ale!