hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

nature trips

forest

birding

trail running

wildlife

lake

dogs on leash

mountain biking

kid friendly

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.

hiking
13 hours ago

Did the loop counterclockwise. At about 1.5 miles there was a fork & I kept straight, which turned out to not be the AllTrails route. No matter since it eventually rejoined the official route. Note that the total amount of climbing is about 1650 ft because of the "extra" grade going down & back up the gully. Although the trail is quite steep, the saving grace is that there are several more or less level sections which give you a break. Overall a great workout!

Great trail! First 2.5 miles a lot of up, up, up but very doable. Then it levels out mostly and you hike along the creek again which is beautiful! Some parts of trail are rocky so good hiking shoes and a pole help, especially on the way down.Highly recommend!

hiking
18 hours ago

hiking
18 hours ago

Fun hike. Best thing about this hike is the amount of time spent above timberline. Steep at first then it levels off for a fairly flat hike with spectacular 360 degree views.

hiking
19 hours ago

Get out there early, it gets crowded fast. Definitely worth the effort up! Not too difficult but it is a climb. Casual pace takes an hour up and 45 minutes down.

hiking
21 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Epic hike. But its' more like 9 miles r/t .. I have NO idea where they got 6 !!!?!! Took us 5 up, and 3 down, but that'cuz we were slow

So beautiful!

The views are absolutely spectacular. The incline is a doozy but well worth it!

This is a rewarding hike but not easily earned. The top section becomes semi- technical. The vertical gain was challenging but the views at the top were worth everything

ÉNORME
ça vaut le détour
MAGNIFIQUE
FAITE l'effort

Did this hike today and I parked at the bottom near the gate to the 4WD road. Headed up the road 1.5 miles to the Trailhead for Rock Creek. Followed until the road split and chose the Gore Range Trail to the right. Followed up through forest and across numerous muddy streams. Passed a small pond and then the path started leading up and down until eventually you cross a stream with a sign for Boulder Trail. Follow this trail west up the stream again leading up and down through muddy areas. Eventually you hear rushing water to the right and can see a rocky waterfall at one outlook point to the right while heading up further. A lot of logs have fallen over the path and eventually it flattens out and leads over northwest overlooking Boulder Lake. Approaching the lake, trees protrude and there are various trails all over for various scenic viewpoints of the lake. It's about 7 miles roundtrip, but I did take an extra 3 miles (1.5 up and back) from walking up the road to the trailhead. There are cool camping spots and lots of Be Cautious of Bear signs. Overall, 9.46 miles in 3hrs 26min and 1511 elevation gain