Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Pike National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on The Crags Trail

9 hours ago

A little snowy, and muddy right now. Super fun hike, I'd say this was on the easier end of the moderate rating.

ohv/off road driving
snow
22 hours ago

Trail is covered in about two feet of snow near the end. Overall fun trail with great views along the way. Looking forward to coming back next summer once the snow is gone.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
22 hours ago

One of my favorite trails in Colorado . Start with some gains into the woods and then you end up in some rolling plains. The views from the plains are amazing. Then back up into the woods past boulders to reach the top of the crags with views for miles. It is currently VERY ICY. Also note the road in is snow covered and very icy in some parts so make sure your vehicle can handle it. Bathrooms were currently locked as well. Beautiful picture spots along the entire trail

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

We're from Florida so it took us half a day. The elevation gain was killer. We hiked with our dog. We also passed others hiking with dogs on and off leash. The trail starts out fine but it definitely gets steeper and more of a scramble up. The trail was easy follow using this app. There are a bunch of other trails and it seems they all end up in the same place, the summit. Amazing 360 views at the top. There's also a geocache box at the summit. Very neat to read through so bring something to leave behind.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

Awesome trail and the rocks at the end are so cool & unique! Tons of beautiful photo ops. Trail is covered in ice and snow right now but we were fine in boots with poles! Great hike! Hid some 719 Rocks!

hiking
icy
muddy
1 day ago

This is an amazing hike! It is dog friendly, and they just have to be controlled by voice(or leash), which is nice. Very quiet, I parked at 7:30 am Sunday, and the lot was empty. Finished around 10, and still not a soul. It is on the easy side of moderate. Shady, never too steep, amazing views, and some great rock formations.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Definitely got off trail consistently which led to scrambling the last half mile. Watch this app very carefully as it gets steep quickly and Carin’s and yarn tags are everywhere :-) With all that, it was definitely great training for Kilimanjaro next month.

hiking
icy
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful trail! Easily one of my favorites! Definitely needed our micro spikes today because of snow and ice, but it was a beautiful hike!!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Easy and short trail from TH so I usually hike here after Christmas or January/ February time with snowshoes from winter gate. Still one of my favorite winter trails.. First time I hiked this trail not using Snowshoes...

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Overall a good hike. The forest was beautiful. You have to watch AllTrails to stay on the trail. Trailhead is across from the second parking lot on Red Rocks Road. Start on Whiteghost trail to HZ trail to Pack Trail that is 715. Take 715 all the way to Mount Herman Road. Then walk Mt Herman Road with looking on the left for Trail 716. Keep left at the campground. Stay on 716 until you rejoin 715., Once you get back to 715, turn and retrace your steps. We needed microspikes.

hiking
icy
snow
4 days ago

11/10/2019 - Starts off to the right of an old mine shaft. The beginning part had a moderate incline. Once you reach the top and the different trails are going in various directions it evens out. It was very cold in the shade of the trees; about 90% of the trail was covered in snow, and ice in the sunny areas where snow had melted. You could get by in hiking boots, but it helped that we had yaktraks on too. We went a little off trail to a hill on the right that was less than 1/4 mile before you hit the Pancake rocks trail. We found a boulder on the edge that provided us an amazing view of the mountains as far as the eye could see. It was a fun trail!

Just did this November 7th and did not foresee the amount of deep snow I encountered..........I know, snow in November in Colorado, crazy, NOT!....I paid for it. With knee high snow most of the way up the first open area once I got through the trees, 40mph wind in 20degree temps, I was smoked by devils playground! I ended up going left of the trail and skirting the ridge line to avoid the deep snow drifts. I was the only one on this trail the entire way. I’m glad I brought a full kit because the way back down took longer than expected because of the snow, and my phone died at .5 miles from the summit. Micro spikes were a must and I would not advise testing this hike in the snow unless you know what you’re doing, are acclimated, and in good shape. But it was a epic adventure and I loved it!!!! I took my time and was very cautious with my footing........took six hrs to summit and 4.5 to get down due to the conditions.

hiking
icy
6 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
6 days ago

This trail is amazing! Even though there were sections of ice, mud, and snow, it was so worth it! The view at the top is incredible.

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