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hiking
7 days ago

Great little hike! I did the loop and finished in about 1 hour and 45 min. I am new to hiking, so I tend to take it nice and slow! The first .5 miles is pretty steep in parts and gets your heart pumping, but then gives in to a more gradual incline until the top. Once at the top you can choose to continue on the Castle Trail that loops you back to the parking lot. This trail is shared with mountain bikes, there weren't too many on it today and everyone was courteous with passing. The parking lot was full when I got done with my hike, so glad I got there early! Good trail for the pooches too!

The first part of the trail is light on people. Once you merge into Meadow Trail (which then heads to Devil’s Elbow), there is heavy traffic (a lot of mountain bikes were out today).

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail, not too much traffic, and got my out-of-shape heart going!

hiking
12 days ago

East trailhead Castle Trail up long switchbacks to Walker Ruins & Summer White Hse (great views west!) return Down Turkey Trot Trail north facing sections icey slush. 8am start, not too crowded mid week.Windy, layer up, gloves & ears. CMCDan,Nov 2 ,2018.

hiking
13 days ago

very rocky, lots of ups and some droppffs. overall good trail and quite the workout!

Nice and mellow, no real elevation gain. Not icy yet, just snowy. Fog was rolling in and out obstructing views, but it was perfect for a Halloween hike!

Hiked 10/29/2018 Castle Trail up to the Presidents Summer House. Beautiful views. Not too busy. Perfect weather and views. Easy to moderate. Great trail while acclimating to the altitude.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail to watch the sun rise. Not too difficult but can be long if you aren’t in shape. Get there early if possible.

This is combined of 3 trails which I did in 2 different days. It's a heavy traffic trail by dog walkers, runners and mountain bikers besides hikers.

hiking
20 days ago

This trail was completed while I did Castle Trail.

This trail was completed with a couple of other trails.

Got this trail done while I completed 2 other trails.

Got this trail done while I did Castle Trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Parking is full at 9:30am, Saturday morning but there are cars come and goes. Lots of mountain bikers and dog walkers. Nice to see Red Rocks but nothing else special to see until you get to the castle. Have fun! x

Steep uphill climb for the first half if you're coming form Morrison, but lots of switchbacks makes it easy. Once you're at the top, you'll get an awesome view of Denver and Red Rocks. We also saw tons of wildlife. Lots of options for castle and trail exploring, too. Really good place to take someone new to hiking or visiting the area because you can stay up there for hours or come down if they're not feelin' it. Get ice cream in Morrison after!

Good short hike, great for dogs

Well marked, well maintained trails. Some nice views and interesting ruins. A lot of side trails near the top, so you can make it a bit longer. Not too much elevation gain; kind of a mild trail. Not crowded this morning (Tuesday).

I loved the tower trail! Not difficult and beautiful!

hiking
28 days ago

Nice and easy trail!

Beautiful park with great trails and scenic overlooks! This particular group of trails were really pretty and not difficult. Great for kids!

Great views! Multiple trails to take off this one as well.

Nice loop that will get your blood pumping. Not too strenuous though. Great views of red rocks

Nice and fun! Close to Denver! It’s connected to a bunch of other trials too! Pretty easy and relaxed and you seem some bikers.

Pretty chill with good views and some nice terrain variations. Relaxed and quick trip outside Denver.

Nice steep incline to start and great views! Not crazy packed and met nice people along the way! I’ll be back because it’s only 27minutes from where I live in Denver!

Beautiful views, a lot of coverage, and pup friendly!!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice inclined to get the blood
Pumping! Completed in just over an hour at a nice pace. Dogs loved it!

trail running
1 month ago

I arrived today at about 11:00am and the parking lot was nearly full. Today was bring your toddler day. This was my first time here. The first 1.5 miles is downhill if you're going counter-clockwise. Easy terrain. I ran Eagle's View in Conifer prior to coming here so the calves were already burning. I'm glad the elevation wasn't too intense.

Easy hike cool that it’s close to red rocks can hear a little bit of music if something is going on there

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