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I hiked this beautiful trail on 10/14 after driving up from phoenix the night before. With perfect weather, I was confused why I only saw 1 other hiker the entire day! Spotted a fox and some pikas. I would recommend an ice axe to be secure in the section before the saddle. No significant snow past the saddle (albeit I turned around at the false summit), but lots of loose rock. So be mentally prepared to slide when coming down. The road to the TH is pretty rough for 2WD. Just before big bear creek (which was very low), there was a giant pothole taking up the road filled with water. With the right vehicle, I would imagine it would be fun! But I parked immediately after that and hiked the remaining distance to the TH.

hiking
3 days ago

beautiful views of red mountain

backpacking
5 days ago

Incredible hike, stunning views... can't wait to do this again!!!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Yeah, sure...followed the directions...no trailhead marker whatsoever...

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike, there is snow and icy conditions once you past the stream about 2 miles or so in. I suggest you bring your microspikes, as we had to turn around at this point.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike with fantastic views! Steep and narrow in some areas but easily navigable. A must do if in Ouray.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail. Is uphill all the way up and I would describe worse then "hard" but take your time and you won't be disappointed. I came from sea level S Texas which didn't help, but the struggle was so much worth it. Plus after you hang out at the beautiful lake, it's literally all downhill from there.

off road driving
15 days ago

Gorgeous scenery. Easy for high clearance Jeep.loved it.