We thought this trail was hard due to the steepness crossing the ridges. It's worth the effort for the beauty of the flowers. We loved the variety of views; we traveled through forest, meadow and perched atop the rocky peak to enjoy a fabulous vista.

Great hike, with a fun climb. Good tree coverage most of the time. Cheers.

one of my favorite hikes. only saw a few people. overall a long worthwhile hike. the trail was clear except for a few fallen trees but the path around was clear.

LOVED THUS SUMMIT TRAIL.
I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THIS TRAIL FOR A LONG TIME. BUT IT WAS ALL UPHILL. BUT MY FRIEND AND I REALLY ENJOYED THIS HIKE. FIRST TIME FOR BOTH OF US. THERE IS A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. WE TOKE A LOT OF LITTLE BREAKS AND PHOTOS. BUT WE DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE SUMMIT. BUT WE MADE IT TO THE BIRDBATH ROCK. WE WILL HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful hike, loose gravel on the trail created a a challenge for me to descend. But pretty good trail condition and beautiful scenery.

Wow this was quite the challenging climb! Could be that I haven't been up at elevation much lately, but it was a lot of climbing, view was totally worth it though! Started early and was the 2nd car at this trailhead, ran into some others at the top and was getting busier on the way down.

is it ten round trip? or 20

I've done this hike countless times and love it even more every time I do it. The hike only takes me about 4 hours round trip. I love the meadow in the middle.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike took about 7 hours hard with the snow on the ground

hiking
8 months ago

This really is one of the most amazing hikes Ive been on around here. I took the southernmost trailhead off of 43 and the combinations of meadows and steep slopes plus amazing mountain views is hard to beat. Didnt quite make it to the peak as it was getting dark, but I will next time!

fun trail. 1 mile climbing above the canyon road the beautiful scenery.

What a fantastic hike. I enjoyed this one more than the famous Estes Park hikes. And the best part of it all? NO PEOPLE.

I took me about 6 hours, beautiful changing landscapes along the way. From rocky and steep to flat wide grassland.

I ran into a huge bull moose right before reaching the summit.

I'm a very fit 30 year old but found this hike to be very strenuous. If you looking for a beautiful trail to experience raw nature without seeing another human being, this is the one.