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Patrick Voigt reviewed East Inlet Trail to Lone Pine Lake
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Blaze Clymer reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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A must do. Timberlin Falls is amazing.

Christene Mallory reviewed West Creek Falls
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Beautiful & secluded hike during COVID times. Get to the trailhead early, there is limited parking available. I went on a Sunday and parking was full by 7:15am.

Christina Vessa reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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Arrived at 4:30am in RMNP on Sunday — there were two or three cars in the lot. We hiked the first 3 miles in darkness and arrived at The Loch around 6am for sunrise. It was stunning! Took us another hour to get up the waterfall, passed Lake of Glass and the boulder field before arriving at Sky Pond around 7am. We were some of the first few people there. By the time we left at 8am, things were starting to get crowded and the waterfall was a challenge to get down. Saw probably 150 people on the trail. This hike was unbelievably beautiful, but get there before 5am or don’t even bother.

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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.

Ana Hernandez reviewed The Loch and Lake of Glass
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You need to reserve a time slot or you'll be waiting until 5pm to hike here.. Currently no availability.

Vincent Stoquart reviewed Four Lake Loop Trail
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Superbe rando, bravo aux enfants !!!

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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.

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Nice entry level trail with great views.

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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.

Kathy Lindenberg reviewed Chasm Lake
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A lot of steps, as usual, but nice, rain at end, no surprise there either.

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Deborah Katalenich reviewed Gem Lake Trail
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Sky Pond was lovely as usual. Trail conditions were great with the exception of some deep mud near Sky Pond. Only 3 stars today because of all the people. We got started at 5 am due to the insanely early time the parking lot fills up. Luckily, at 5 am the trail was pretty quiet, got to Sky Pond around 8 and by then it was already crowded. The trail back down was even worse, bottlenecked at the falls, etc. I'm a slow hiker due to some injuries so it was increasingly frustrating to have to step off the trail every 30 seconds to let someone pass. This trail is officially too overcrowded for my taste and I probably won't be hiking it again any time soon. Also, STOP FEEDING THE WILDLIFE!! The marmots are getting gutsy, and will beg for food.

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Beautiful hike! Falls were worth the hike. Saw a moose on the trail. Would definitely recommend!

Natasha Stepp reviewed Copeland Falls to Calypso Cascades
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Beautiful trail lots of areas to see falls/cascades/river. Pretty well shaded throughout most of the trail. There were quite a few people out on the trail but it was a weekend and it still didn’t feel over crowded. There was a Ranger at the trailhead to meet us. They had lots of supplies for the junior rangers-my 2 year old loved the badge she received. The trail is also a fairly easy hike. My 2 year old make it 3/4 of the way before she started to peter out-but she was still able to finish it. We will definitely be out again.

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 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.

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

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.

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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.

Ryan Dahlby reviewed Emerald Lake Trail
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Well documented trail so I don’t know that the world needs this review. Only knocks against it are that it’s crowded (obviously) and that it’s hard to sit and rest due to the high amount of chipmunks, which ties back to the crowds. But it’s hard to complain about the scenery and ability to see four lakes in four miles. Highlight for me was seeing the Greenback Cutthroat Trout in Dream Lake. Relatively rare and beautiful fish in clear waters.

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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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