hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

nature trips

forest

birding

wildlife

trail running

dogs on leash

lake

kid friendly

mountain biking

dog friendly

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

river

camping

horseback riding

backpacking

skiing

fishing

off road driving

waterfall

fly fishing

rock climbing

snowboarding

no dogs

scenic driving

White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails.

Great hike! A bit rocky. I should have brought my walking stick.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely loved it! Gradual hike at first then gets steep fast. What a great workout! Make sure you hit the trail early so you can reach the summit by noon otherwise you get caught in storms(we got hit with hail shortly after noon). Getting down from the summit I think was the most difficult because we had slick rocks from the rain and it really does a number on your knees and ankles. Definitely recommend for a challenge!

hiking
2 days ago

walking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Perfect hike to do if you want an easy hike but great views! We went September 16 and saw some yellow from the aspens - I'm sure it'll be even more beautiful in another week or so. Snowed on us on the ridge! Trail was easy to follow, and the ridge grants you sweeping views of the Rockies. We took our time for photos and watching the sheep being herded down the mountain. Well-maintained dirt road to a dirt parking lot w/ a restroom.

hiking
2 days ago

Killer hike! The wooded beginning is soothing, smells great, and a peaceful easy start.

After hanging a left at the next sign you come across, the trail starts gaining elevation steadily until tree line and then you're smack dab in the boulder field that other reviews mention.

Keep an eye out everywhere for cairns, they start to stick out the more you look if you happen to loose track of the trail. The boulder field is filled with switchbacks and multiple variations of trails to navigate to the first false summit (near a very large boulder).

The trek to the summit after the false is a breeze after this point, unless you're mid-westerner like us and are eating the locals dust!

Obviously worth the incredible 360 views with both city and nature eye candy. We even got hitched at the peak! She's a real winner and loved every minute of it. Beers all around. Cheers and have fun!