Cool hike but the distance isn't right. It was about 11.5 miles to reach the summit and back. Pretty views on the way up and a lot of wildflowers and cacti

don't follow the directions on all trails it won't take you to the trailhead.... it took me to a small area off the road with a gate but there was chain around the gate and no marking that it was a trail. don't type in the name of the park because it's under renovation or being built and not open. I couldn't find the trailhead. can anybody point me in the right direction as to where the trailhead is ?

Great but difficult hike (trail head says it’s a difficult rating and I’d agree). Took a 9 and 10 yo along. Took us 3.5 hours up and 2 down. Awesome view at the top which makes it worth it. About .6 miles up is an abandoned mine that goes about 80 feet back into the rock. The kids loved it. No water sources so bring at least 2.5 liters per person.

So happy this jewel is accessible now I was getting withdrawals

It’s open! About 20 cars fit in the parking lot. We started at 7am and it was empty. The lot was full when we returned. Most people seemed to start around 9am. Really nice views the whole way up!

Officially reopened. Great opportunity to see Big Thompson canyon. Take in the nice views along the way up because the summit views aren’t memorable; be sure to sign into the summit log book. Enjoyed the nature trivia boards on the way up, too. Bring lots of water!

Among my favorites for young kids. Plenty of tree cover and a steady incline, but not too steep for little legs and if you are wearing a baby. We used to hike this almost weekly, leaving Loveland about 10am, packing light lunch to eat on trail or in car after, and home around 2 pm, just iin time for naps.

Closed until further notice while Larimer County upgrades area and Big Thompson Canyon & Hwy 34 is restored. Found out the hard way after scoping out the trail on this app the night before.
https://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/parks

Hiked this 3 days ago. We had very good visibility so views to both Loveland and Estes Park were fabulous! This is pretty a vertical climb and bring plenty of water!

Started from Garden Gate TH. Good views. Good climb. Some steep and rocky areas and other sections go through open meadows.

This is my favorite hike! Definitely family friendly.

Both the "Summit Trail" and the "Nature Trail" are maintained by the members of the Loveland Mountain Club. Two things that are helpful to know about the"Summit Trail" trail: (1). It's a dry trail, there aren't any sources of water available, (2) If you want a nice summit view follow the little use trail from the summit cairn about twenty - thirty yards to the west for an excellent view of the Mummy Range peaks.

hiking
10 months ago

Crosier is a large complex mountain with three feeder trails leading to the main trail that traverses the mountain from east to west.

Great hike, definitely moderate. Rocky in parts and trees in others. Lots of flowers and butterflies about half way up. At the top it isn't easy to get a full view due to trees but it was definitely a beautiful hike with excellent views on the journey up!

Did the rainbow entrance. Pretty steep, but so pretty! Great views off the top.

Love this trail!! Went out solo last summer and did the nature trail which is a nice short trip to get your feet wet with. Then, was finally able to go back and try the summit trail after they opened the canyon back up this spring. We loved it! Didn't quite make it to the summit because it got too hot, but we'll definitely be going back to complete it!

Beautiful trail!! Took a solo trip up on a rainy/foggy day and saw 1 other human the entire time. We didn't make it to the summit because of the storm, but we loved what we did manage to get done. The Drake trail is rated as difficult on the map at the trailhead which I think is accurate.

Crosier kicks my butt every time I hit it. Great hike, quiet trail, and a lung burner.

hiking
11 months ago

I enjoyed the views and abundant wildflowers on the trail. The trail was marked as difficult on the sign at the entrance to the trail and it is apt. However, the journey is worth the inclines. I highly recommend you bring twice the amount of water you need, I sincerely regreted not bringing more. All in all worth it, and will be heading back again.

hiking
11 months ago

This hike was absolutely stunning. The climb up was definitely that-- a climb. The trailhead itself ranks this hike as "difficult" so be prepared for that instead of the moderate that AllTrails has given it.
The views however were incredible and totally worth all the huffing and puffing and water breaks it took to reach the summit.
We saw two mountain bikers and 5 other hikers over our 6 hour venture (some of which spent offtrailing) on July 4th weekend which was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend this trail!!!

Beware, there are a ton of cacti along the trail, and this is an intense one! Great to hear the river from the distance and cool views!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

Friday, June 09, 2017

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
Thursday, June 08, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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.

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