Fairly easy trail with beautiful stream, awesome hike!

Nice hike but VERY busy with hikers and many bikes!!!
Entire trail is in the trees which is great for the heat. The last mile plus is switchbacks. They are very good. Trail is well marked and the views from Gudy's Rest is nice but not overwhelming!
Close to Durango makes it a plus and minus due to volume!

Best hike in Durango!

hiking
2 months ago

The view at Gudy's Rest is FANTASTIC! Left early from the lower parking lot. Great shade and no crowds on a Wed morning. Really enjoyed walking within earshot of the running creek water. Did not come across a lake as stated in the description. Would do it again if I wasn't leaving tomorrow.

This is a great hike. There is pretty good cover most of the time which helped keep it cool for the climbing.

Excellent trail! It was my wife's first hike at age 56. We did the whole 8.2 miles in just over five hours. Also included a picnic lunch at the top while enjoying incredible views. Highly recommend it.

Great, easy trail but lots of mountain bikers to watch out for - Beautiful view at Gudy's Rest. We tracked it at 3 miles from the upper parking lot.

backpacking
4 months ago