Nice easy hike to go on with family. Our 5 year old did great. The waterfall was halfway in between and was a nice little reward. Nice photo op. Highly recommend.

Easy and well maintained trail.

We were also turned away by the sign saying wristbands are required. A YMCA staff member confirmed via email - the wristbands cost $20/person.

We were coming home from Grand Lake when we saw this trail on the map. We were excited to try it until we got to the parking area and saw that wristbands were required for that area. We went back to the YMCA office and were told that we could buy a hiking pass for $30 total for our family of four, or day passes for $60 total. We had no interest in hanging out at the YMCA... we just wanted to see the waterfall. I am writing this review so that others know that this is not a free trail to go on, which is disappointing.

Requires day pass for YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch.

This is a nice steady incline hike. Very kid friendly, well maintained, mile markers on trail, falls at the top and the option to loop around the lake back down. Lots of beautiful flowers, plenty of wildlife, dog friendly and stellar views. There is NO FEE to hike or park, ample parking and easy to find. If you need a map, just go into the main building on the left hand side as you enter the YMCA and Snow Mountain Ranch and ask the front desk for the trail map to the falls, very friendly.
We live here, but a great starter trail for others to acclimate to the elevation. Stay hydrated and enjoy the views!

This was a great trail for my 7 and 4 year old kids. The perfect length, nothing too strenuous and a great reward at the end. The waterfall is just beautiful. The trail is pretty sunny, the Larson side is much shadier. We saw several bird species, squirrels, chipmunks and even a porcupine. The wildflowers were beautiful! Well maintained trail, easy to read and follow, bathrooms at the trailhead. We had no issue parking but it was a bit of a colder day, the lot is small so I can see it getting crowded sometimes.

Nicely maintained but entrance pass to snow mountain ranch to hike on their property was $20/person if you are not staying there

Nice, easy hike for families with a pretty falls. you also get some views of distant mountains on the way back.

Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. There was a little snow and some mud in spots. The only bad thing was the trail start was hard to find for my group.

Good quick beginner hike. My group used it as a test to acclimate ourselves to the elevation. There was some snow and played a little game of snowball baseball.

Easy hike ending at a beautiful waterfall. The last part of the trail was still partially covered with snow. Seems well maintained though.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It was fun!! Would do it again!

walking
6 days ago

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