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Hiked this trail on August 1st, it was a gorgeous, tiring and challenging at times but being at the top was just as rewarding with spectacular views. Hike up until the boulder field isn’t bad and did most of it in the dark with a headlamp. But anything past the keyhole will require your full concentration and one misstep could be fatal. Personably I thought the ledges, troughs and narrows weren’t as scary as I thought they would be but Homestretch was a different story. I crawled all the way to the top on all fours. Summit was huge and plenty of place to rest, eat and even nap if you have the time. The thought of getting down the homestretch was scary but I literally slid down on my butt almost the whole way to the narrows. It took me 45 mins to climb up through homestretch and 20 mins to get down but not everyone will like sliding down like I did so please use your instincts and good judgement. We were at the summit pretty late due to a communication gap in the group I went with so we were trying to get out of the exposed area as fast and safely as we could. We got rained on, hailed on along with thunderstorms and lighting. We took shelter under giant rocks with cave like structure and waited for the lightening to be over. We jogged most of the way down up until we reached the tree line. It was nice to be able to enjoy the nature since our climb up was at dark and missed out on the views. Overall an incredible day and epic climb.

David Price reviewed Green Mountain Trail
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hailey z. reviewed Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail
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I would recommend this trail as a warm up for moderately experienced hikers. It isn’t too long or difficult and has good views so it’s a nice hike to do as you’re getting acclimated. The only downside is that it’s also a horse trail so you will be dodging horse poop quite a bit. Loop at the top is level and a nice spot to see aquatic life especially ducks while you rest.

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This trail was amazing and just enough of a challenge. There were a lot of down trees to navigate around. It took a little over 4 hours to complete. The views are most definitely worth the hike.

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Scott B. reviewed Ypsilon Lake Trail
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Jeremy Writebol reviewed Deer Mountain Trail
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Beautiful hike. Great views of the entire park from the top. Be sure to pack plenty of water and be prepared for some steep ascents.

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Kathy Lindenberg reviewed Chasm Lake
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Kathleen Markham reviewed Hallett Peak
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Harrison Christopher reviewed The Loch Lake Trail via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Great

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Matthew Sinclair reviewed Hallett Peak
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My 17 year old son and I took on this peak, arriving at the Bear Lake parking lot at 5:45am to find a parking space. On the trail at 6am and was at the peak at 9am. A nice range of environments throughout, pine forest to begin then it opens up to fantastic views. The final part is rocky but didn’t take as long as expected to arrive at the top. We arrived back at Bear lake lot at 11:30am feeling proud of ourselves!

Sondra Steiner reviewed Alberta Falls Trail
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Super easy trail unless you aren’t use to the altitude. Beautiful waterfall at the top!

Taylor Duncan reviewed Mirror Lake Trail
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The trial is wooded and not hard. I recommend getting to the lake in the morning to see the sunrise hit the mountains and get a really nice reflection in the lake.

Brittany Lowery reviewed Chasm Lake
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We arrived at 0500 and the lot was already full. We parked a little ways down the road which wasn't too bad, but still kind of annoying since we arrived so early. Pretty strenuous incline, but the views at chasm are definitely worth it. Long's peak makes for a great backdrop for the alpine lake. Not really any wildlife on this trail, or a ton of wildflowers if you're looking for that.

Alex Naber reviewed Ypsilon Lake Trail
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My wife and I had planned to do a different hike in RMNP but the parking lot for Glacier and Bear Lake were full before 6am. We had a reservation for 6-8am so not sure how it was so crowded. But we loved this hike as our plan b. Tough hike with constant incline after you cross over the river. The views are worth it once you get to the lake. Bring bug spray- lots of mosquitos at the lake.

Neil Waggoner reviewed Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail
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Awesome trail! Not crowded.

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Completed this amazing hike over the weekend on Saturday. Started off on the trail at 1:30AM and even in the pitch black, the path was very easy to follow with only a headlamp for the first ~4.5 to 5 miles. Then came the boulder field which is where the ‘path’ ends and it turns into somewhat of a ‘choose your own adventure’ for the next 1 to 1.5 miles up to the keyhole. Navigating this part is a bit tricky in the dark, but you’ll find cairn set out here and there to help you find your way. I hike relatively fast, so I made it to the keyhole at 4AM, much earlier than I anticipated. I took a moment here to rest and enjoy the incredible view of the stars and the Milky Way. Since I was hiking solo, my plan was to wait here for some experienced Longs climbers to tag along with for the remainder of the challenging Class 3 route. Soon I found a climbing partner and we left the keyhole around 5AM to finish the last 1.5 miles to the summit. This is where the climbing gets much more challenging, and you need to be very alert and cautious with your hand and foot holds. You also need to be very careful to follow the marked route with Bullseyes, as getting too far off track could be very dangerous. First comes the Ledges, which was very exposed in some places. Then you’ll need to march straight upward through the Trough (watch out for loose rock here). Then comes the Narrows which is similar to the ledges in terms of exposure, but a bit shorter in length. Finally you find yourself in the Homestretch, which is a very steep crawl/climb up the last ~250ft to the summit. We made the summit at 6AM, just in time to catch the sunrise over the Eastern plains. Once you get to the top, you can see why so many people work so hard to get there. The views are absolutely stunning! This was only my 11th 14er, but it was by far the most breathtaking, both literally and figuratively speaking. After the long haul back, I finally made it back to the trailhead at 10AM, and slept very well that evening! Remember - when you make the summit, you are only halfway done with your hike. The trip back down through the Homestretch, Narrows, Trough, and Ledges require the same, if not higher, level of care and caution as it does for the way up. Some general tips if you are considering doing this hike and wanting to actually summit: - Leave early! Goal is to pass through the keyhole around 6AM, so depending on your hiking speed, you should probably plan to start your hike around 2-3AM - Hike with a capable/experienced group or partner, or find one to join up with at the keyhole - Bring good boots with good ankle support as you’ll be spending your entire day hiking over loose rock - Be aware of the weather and bring warm clothes, understanding weather patterns can change abruptly at those altitudes - Bring plenty of water and snacks, you’ll be burning 2000+ calories, so you’re going to need that fuel!

Kristen Theesfeld reviewed East Inlet Trail to Lone Pine Lake
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Love this trail! Few people because of access restrictions. Started early to make it out before afternoon thunderstorms, which is fairly typical. Bit of a stair stepper on the latter part of the trail. Saw a momma and baby moose on the way out.

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Does anybody have any advice on getting through the boulder field? I was planning on doing the whole climb but by the time I was atop the boulder field I was completely wiped..Just wondering if there’s any “easy” way through it if I ever head back.

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Challenging. Especially coming back down the waterfall. The views were worth it!

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We went all the way to Loch and it was beautiful!

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Gracee Drake reviewed Twin Sisters Peak Trail
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Well bring hiking poles and be prepared for everything for starters. If you think you can do it with no hiking poles and no backpack, check yourself, it is not easy by any means. The summit is BEAUTIFUL and it was such a fun hike. 10/10

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This was the first hike we did on our trip. We came around from the Finch Lake trailhead and made a loop back to the ranger station. Beautiful hike. Falls are massive and lovely, could sit there forever.

Marie Hogan reviewed Alberta Falls Trail
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Nice easy hike. LOTS of people. A little close to the road, but we actually saw some elk right next to the road through the trees, so that was nice. Falls are great, lots of big rocks to climb to get closer.

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This trail is a must do!! So beautiful, challenging for the last mile as you scramble up a waterfall. You won’t be sorry, worth the effort!

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