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HikingGreat!

This hike was incredible! By far one of my favorite hikes. We got to the trail head just before 5am and the parking lot was full and filling up fast. It was well worth it though because the sunrise on the mountain was beautiful. It took us about 7 hours to hike this trail, but we stopped a lot because there are so many breathtaking things to look at. I suggest bringing a windbreaker or jacket even if you go in the afternoon. It is very windy at all three lakes you go to and it gets chilly. Also, bring a mask for when you are around other people. This hike is very popular and people tend to crowd in the same areas!

Kevin Stephens reviewed Crystal Lakes Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hiked on 8/7/20. The hike is not hard, but long. There are some pretty impressive views of the erosion along Roaring River from the 1982 Lawn lake dam failure and flood along the way. The trail is in good shape except for one spot just past Lawn Lake where there is a little mud through some bushes, but it's easy to navigate through. After that, the trail is in very good shape. The wildflowers are incredible and in full bloom along the final accent to Crystal Lake along it's outlet stream. There were 2 people fishing the opposite shore of Crystal Lake while I was there. Otherwise, I had it to myself.

Jeremy Writebol reviewed Upper Beaver Meadows Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

Nice little loop. Easy and very relaxing trail for families to do.

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Souzana Vang reviewed Four Lake Loop Trail
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Beautiful trail. I know the trail starts you going to Nymph Lake but we started at Bear lake and then headed to Nymph lake since Bear lake is just right there. The lakes are just beautiful. Our last lake we got to was lake haiyaha which was the most challenging because you have to climb over rocks and boulders to be able to see and get to lake. It was fun and challenging. It took us 7.5 hours because we spent a little time at each of the lakes for pictures but it was worth the hike. The trails are beautiful and adventurous too. This hike is definitely moderate and good workout. Definitely recommend.

Nick Carchedi reviewed Mount Ida Trail
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

Come prepared. We got to the trailhead around 645 on a weekday, and there were essentially no spots by 7. The hike itself is 90% above treeline, and we saw two storms move through despite getting an early start. It’s worth it to carry rain gear, hats and gloves, as the wind chill alone can be fierce. Make sure to go all the way to the top of Mount Ida for some truly epic views on every side. The other highlight was the hundreds of pika who live among the “rock rivers” on this hike — so funny and cute. And you’ll definitely see some marmots too.

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Hiking

Started at Poudre Lake. As stated in other reviews the first 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile is challenging, but a gradual incline thereafter. Saw several deer, pikas, marmots, and a cow moose near one of the tarns. Nice vistas of mountain peaks and the valley below. Be prepared for high winds once you are above tree line and out on the tundra. Round trip was about 5 hours. Very few other hikers on the trail.

Rose Writer reviewed Sprague Lake Trail
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Hiking

Moose eating from the lake!

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Jordan Bancroft reviewed Chapin Pass Trail to Mount Chapin
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Fantastic day for a hike. Trail picks up elevation after The Pool. The approach to Odessa is amazing.

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Hiking

Steep and exposed. Route finding necessary but not difficult, 14ers.com is accurate.

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HikingGreat!

Solid hike. Last mile is a tough incline, but the views up top are fantastic. My only complaint - I did this with my pregnant wife, thinking 6 miles was okay to do. It ended up being 7.75 miles total via my new Fitbit.

Christie Richardson Barnes reviewed Adams Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Easy hike on a well defined trail. Not too busy. Great views of the falls and if you take the loop you can dip your toes in the water at the top.

Dru Ahlborg reviewed Finch Lake via Allenspark Trail
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Great hike. Friday all day we saw less than 15 other people. The sights on the way to the lake are stunning and the lake is enchanting. The trail is well marked. Read information about parking and where to find the trailhead. Would highly recommend!

Christie Richardson Barnes reviewed Bear Lake Nature Trail
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Beautiful location. This was an easy walk with great views. They have little culverts so that you can walk down to the water (no swimming) or walk on the boulders. This is a VERY busy trail. Most people did not wear masks (annoying) and many, many people fed the chipmunks and squirrels (SUPER annoying). Bubonic Plague has been found in squirrels in the region so it seems very ignorant for any parent to allow these cute creatures to climb on their children.

Hollie Fleischman reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail
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John Anderson reviewed Cub Lake Trail Loop
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Great hike. Beautiful views of the river, rocks and recovering burn scar. I was solo but passed a lot of families, many with small children. Everyone was enjoying the day, and all but a couple of hikers were masked.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Little Horseshoe Park Trail
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HikingGreat!

A fun hike if you’re okay with traversing a small river. We took this trail hoping to see some Bighorn Sheep as they were about the only animal we hadn’t encountered on our trip. Not the most interesting hike, but beautiful views of the valley and sunrise over the mountains.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Lake Haiyaha
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HikingGreat!

Started at 4:45, needed our headlamps until about 5:45. Beautiful sunrise views headed out to the lake, which was gorgeous. Only ran into one other group as we were leaving the lake to head to Sky Pond. But very busy on the way back to the trailhead.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Bear Lake Nature Trail
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A well maintained loop for a nice nature walk. We hit this after hiking to Sky Pond as a little cool down & it was VERY busy.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Alpine Ridge Trail
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HikingGreat!

A fun way to get acclimated to the altitude. Definitely a challenge if you’re from the Midwest or anywhere else thousands of feet below the alpine

Shelby Halligan reviewed Gem Lake Trail and Lumpy Ridge Loop
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Beautiful views and scenery throughout the entire trail. Definitely a huge change from the “typical” mountains in the park. The Lumpy Ridge is so interesting to look at & the views of Estes Park from the top are incredible! Definitely some decent climbing to get to the lake, but absolutely worth it! Played with (but did not feed) the ground squirrels at the lake for awhile; such fun little critters.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge Loop
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HikingGreat!

A fun hike with lots of beautiful scenery. Not very shaded, so definitely remember the sunscreen! Not very busy at all throughout the entire hike.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Bridal Veil Falls via Cow Creek Trail
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HikingGreat!Scramble

Beautiful trail. We started around 5am, not many cars parked yet. The trail is well maintained all the way to the falls. Once at the falls, there is some scrambling to get to the top. We ran into two young bull elk on our way back to the trailhead.

Shelby Halligan reviewed Bluebird Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!ScrambleSnow

Started at 5am on Saturday, August 1st. Not very busy until the journey back, but still only a handful of people. This was our first hike of our trip & hard to beat! We did not plan on going all the way out to Bluebird Lake, but after hiking to Ouzel Lake we decided to continue on. This was a very difficult hike past Ouzel Lake. The elevation gain is pretty dramatic for the two additional miles out to Bluebird & the trail involves a good amount of scrambling as well as climbing a snowfield, but the view from the top is spectacular. On our way back down to the trailhead we encountered two bull moose! Overall, a spectacular hike, but make sure you’re acclimated to the altitude and ready to climb.

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