2 days ago

great day a few weeks back with my great friend Andy.

only complaints is that when bikers are passing, there arent many places to step off the trail to allow them to pass safely.

Great tactical trail. Awesome views and great workout

We didn't do the full loop but it seemed like we did because we went halfway and then turned around so the scenery was different. It was an OK trail. Challenging in areas. A wind storm was starting around 4 so we had to hurry it up. Started at Dakota Ridge toward Red Rocks and then turned around. Lots of snow and ice.

Beautiful views! A little busy- even for a Monday in the middle of February. There were no icy or snowy parts when I went. I started with the red rocks trail and ended coming back up Dakota Ridge trail- the last couple miles were definitely challenging!

The Dakota Ridge side was ok. It was not as remote as I like with views of freeways and car noise. The trail was rugged but not a terrible hike. The Red Rocks trail was better with more people but better views. I would probably do an out and back on the Red Rocks trail if I did this hike again.