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Sarah Michelle reviewed Emerald Lake Trail
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My favorite trail I’ve been on in CO! The views were amazing and the hike was pretty easy. Each lake you hit is beautiful. It was pretty heavily trafficked but worth it for those views.

Dan Hamilton reviewed Emerald Lake Trail
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this trail was amazing. tons of fun and really not that hard. first trail I have intentionally hiked. trail was traveled heavily but I know exactly why. the views are breath taking! pictures on my IG @ real_hambone covid rules make it hard to enjoy but overall it was a special time for my wife and I.

Chy Moguy reviewed Mount Ida Trail
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We only got to go about three miles in but it was well worth the views! The first part can be strenuous but keep going until the trail flattens out. Worth checking out!

Deborah Katalenich reviewed Gem Lake Trail
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Robert Meadows reviewed Lake Haiyaha
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Great hike! Loop up to Lake H to Glacier Gorge about 7 miles total. Would do again!

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 Bear Lake Nature Trail
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Took the shuttle in since there was no parking. Super quick getting there. Lots of people but a beautiful, breathtaking walk around the lake.

Sondra Steiner reviewed Sprague Lake Trail
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A beautiful easy walk around the lake but lots of muddy puddles.

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Domenic C. reviewed Sprague Lake
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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.

Matt Blackledge reviewed Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Very fun with the family

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.

Caelin Middleman reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Did this hike on 7/30/2020. TAKE BUG SPRAY in summer. We arrived at the bear lake parking area at 6:20am and got the third to last parking spot. Must go early. Great to have the bathrooms at the start of the trail. We got going and decided to get our hiking poles out about one mile in. I went on this hike with my fiancé and it was his choice of trail. I did not realize how long and hard it was going to be. This one really pushed me; but I don’t get to hike very often. Loch Vale Lake was a really great point along the way. It was a gorgeous alpine lake. We went on to Glass Lake. You have to legit scramble up a waterfall which was fine going up but a little scary coming back down. It wasn’t slippery - just sort of awkward. We saw squirrels, marmots, fish, and some other little rodent type of animals. The trail is heavily trafficked. Poles were a huge huge help for me. The mosquitos were pretty bad which is weird for Colorado ! This was a hard hike and had us sore for a few days. The views are WORTH IT.

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

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You don’t need a RMNP pass to get here. The trail entrance is not marked- look for some logs that outline a path in between no trespassing signs. Parking is on the side of the road. A lady who lives in the area said don’t park on the curves. Very shady path, not difficult , pretty little lake.

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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.

Matt Blackledge reviewed Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Great hike with kids, went to Mills lake and back. Beautiful views on the way and at mills lake. Couldn’t figure out the loop that was shown so just came back down the same way.

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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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Matthew Berend reviewed Emerald Lake Trail
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Great but challenging hike for a family. Youngest was 6 years old and elevations about did her in.

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Josh Josh Manning reviewed Emerald Lake Trail
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Steve OMara reviewed Peak 12150 via Ute Trail
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Steve OMara reviewed Peak 12150 via Ute Trail
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Maeve Williams reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Beautiful trail with great views all the way up. The scramble at the top was difficult but well worth it. Make sure you wear good shoes that won’t slide on slippery rocks for the waterfall climb. Would love to do this one again!

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

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