wild flowers



nature trips


trail running



mountain biking


kid friendly

cross country skiing

dog friendly


dogs on leash


horseback riding




off road driving


fly fishing

rock climbing


scenic driving

no dogs

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.

12 hours ago

Absolutely one of he most beautiful sights I've ever seen. My wife and I hiked this 6/24/17. we'll never forget it.
This is a little more than a moderate hike. We saw a lot of people under prepared. (ie) poor shoes, no water, no jacket. not in very good shape.
There is always one or 2 jack asses to spoil things. we saw 2 guys who stepped over the chains near the upper falls, and were fooling around above the falls of the lake. They were clearly out of bounds.

16 hours ago

Great hike with lots of campsites. The trail is still snowed in past Lake Constantine. Would like to go back to complete the hike later.

17 hours ago

Nice easy hike. Wide trail. Elevation gain going to Lily Pond.

18 hours ago

It was astonishing!

1 day ago

Hiked the loop around the trail during mud season. Plants were just beginning to emerge. Saw 3 eagles fishing, a beaver building his dam and a young bull moose grazing at the waters edge. Good views of the falls. I want to hike this again in early July when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Good easy hike.

Lost GoPro (Hero 5 session, small black cube) on Sunday June 25th attached to a clip. Desperate to recover lost video of family trip. Most likely within one mile of trailhead / parking lot. If you watch the video I'm hiking with my kids and carrying Oscar plus was in Rocky Mtn Park earlier in the week. Huge karma points if you can return. Contact muelhoefer (at) yahoo.com.

As far as the hike is concerned, it was fantastic up to the falls and lake.

cougar ridge is the same hike.

Nice hike, very busy on wknd, 3400 ft elevation and still snow at top, see pics,... 9 yr old youngest and 46 oldest in our group of 8,... beautiful views of mosquito range and 14ers near Alma, Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross. Air was thin and bring sunscreen as burn is quick:). After tree line, full exposure for a while of hike yet. Happy Trails!

We did this trail yesterday it was awesome! The views are amazing! The hike up is a challenge but worth it . We had 4 kids ranging from 7-14 we stopped plenty to rest but did make it to the top! Well worth the up hill challenge. The hike down is easy and much fastEr. Round trip from the lower parking it lot took us about 3 and a half hours.

The snow has melted enough to make it to the top. Wear sunscreen

Seems like Lionshead Rock trail is part of Cougar Ridge trail (summer Minturn Mile for mountain bikers) which goes all the way to Vail.

This is what most reviews indicate. Today was beautiful. There was no snow to speak of until after the tree line. The trail was well marked. However you do get to a point in the last mile where the trail can be harder to follow with the snow everywhere and covering the trail. I am 39 and started the trail with a group of 8 including a 9 and 11 year old boys. I started the trail head at 6:15 and reached the summit at 8:50. That was with a lot of stopping to take pictures and change layers of clothing as needed. 2 of the people in my part suffered from elevation sickness. One of the boys was vomiting at the summit. They were from Phoenix and Albuquerque. Overall the hike was spectacular with amazing views. If you start early be prepared. Temperatures varied greatly from the start to the top.

1 day ago

1 day ago

There is still a snowfield blocking the very top at the pass but still worth the hike.

on Osprey Viewpoint

1 day ago

Nice little walk on paved bike trail. Just keep to the right as there is a lot of bike traffic. Great views of the lake & the Osprey Nest.

great hike but didn't make it as far as the ridge because of snow blocking the trail. did it from the Copper side which is quite steep.

Hard to find the trailhead. Very limited parking. Incredibly steep first 10 minutes but then evens out, although the trail feels overgrown at this point and was difficult to find after about a mile and a half.