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wild flowers

trail running

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horseback riding

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river

fishing

off road driving

snowshoeing

waterfall

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hiking
17 hours ago

Beautiful area and gorgeous hike. First 2 miles are pretty easy, not too steep. When you break off the Wahatoya Trail for the East Peak trail it gets pretty steep.

hiking
19 hours ago

The trail started off pretty challenging, really steep. However, the views once you got past that were amazing! We went in the fall and it was beautiful
with the Aspens. The trail was really enjoyable, not too difficult the rest of the way. Once you get to the lakes, plan so spend some time so that you can enjoy the scenery for a bit. I always like trails with a pay off, this was one of those hikes. There are some camp sites off the same road as the trailhead. We really enjoyed some easy camping after our hike.

Lovely falls at the end, did'nt mind the early elevation gain, not busy early afternoon during the week, but over half the trail not shaded, and sun was intense, mostly the walk away from the stream, occasionally see and hear it at the start , then further on. No views till about half way in when Mt Antero before you for a bit, then into cool pleasant forest walking, and a left for the falls. Vistas of the valley on the steep descent back to the parking lot. Saw pineys , a 2ft long prob garter snake , and 2 pairs of black Angus about 3/4 way in along the trail.

Very nice hike with aspens turning gold today. Almost park like at the lakes. Hike was on the easy side of moderate and I am 61 years old and chubby but I do live at 9300 feet. You don't need an extreme vehicle for the road but wouldn't take a passenger car. My Toyota Tundra did fine. Definitely worth the time.

Nice out and back. Be prepared for changing weather.

1 star due to congestion on the trail. Granted, I went on a Sunday, but will never go on this one again. Passed about 20 people. If you're from the front range, you probably won't mind because you feel like you're hiking on the front range. Horse poop along the trail. It is on the easier side though, so if you have kids, this may be a good one for you.

hiking
3 days ago

Insane single track motorcycle trail not for lack of skilled or faint hearted..

Very enjoyable trail with lots of rocks for the kids to climb and great views! Trail a tad overgrown in a few places and a bit treacherous/slippery in others due to motorbikes tearing up the decomposed granite surface, but all in all the trail was a great way to spend a day in the mountains!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Scenic hike. Started hailing and snowing around 8am and it got slippery at the top with strong winds. Be prepared for any weather conditions.

Easy hike with a nice waterfall at the end. Lots of sun exposure for most of the way. And the trail is peppered with horses and their leftovers.

Brought our little kids here to hike, but we turned around after about 10 minutes. Very arid and dry terrain with lots of fire ant hills on the trails, and even cacti directly along the trail. Would not call this trail family friendly, although it is easy and flat.

hiking
4 days ago