13 hours ago

Nice hike. Dry with a few muddy spots but manageable. Hike is uphill all the way. Creek is nice on the front end. Views up at Vail are amazing and worth the effort Lots of Aspen so probably amazing in September. Warm hike for June 2nd. Few flowers out for now.

hiking
16 hours ago

Hiked 6/2/20: Got to the trailhead at 6:15 AM and there was just a few other cars already there. This one is definitely a leg burner but very much worth it. I'd recommend trekking poles for the trail right now, they really help with the snow in some areas and just the overall elevation gain. We managed to be fine without microspikes but there are still sections of waist deep snow if you start postholing. The trail can disappear at times but it's very manageable to pick back up again. It took us 3 hours to reach the summit. Highly recommend bringing snow pants to slide down some of the snow sections on the descent! Great 14er for this early in the season.

hiking
rocky
18 hours ago

The trail was beautiful and completely dry. The Ten Mile was roaring and it could be heard the entire hike, which was wonderful. Although this hike indicates that it is kid friendly, I would really take caution with that recommendation as the trail is mostly up hill and very rocky. My girls ages 9 and 5 did the hike, but they are very experienced child hikers. I wouldn’t do this with kids who don’t have their hiking legs under them.

hiking
20 hours ago

The wildflowers are indeed popping on the trail! The first open areas are filled with Mule’s Ears, larkspur and a few lupine starting! Gorgeous! Wonderful walking through aspen and two stream crossings. We turned around a bit past the wooden log bench lookout. Highly recommend.

hiking
20 hours ago

Was walking on road next to the trail entry, when we heard screaming that sounded like it was directed at an animal. It turned out that a bear was coming up the trail when a guy was coming down. They confronted one another and he screamed for it to get away, throwing a rock at it. This went on for about 20 minutes, but eventually the bear Went away. We called the police who came and told us there have been quite a few bear sightings in recent weeks. Beware!

hiking
22 hours ago

Great trail with beautiful views

hiking
22 hours ago

I took the W Grouse Creek trail and it was beautiful! Loved that it follows the river most of the way up and is well shaded. There were two parts that were a bit muddy and required stepping on rocks or bridges to cross. Would highly recommend. I was also watchful and mindful of moose in the area. Thankfully we didn’t come across any.

on Game Creek Trail

hiking
22 hours ago

Awesome hike mostly uphill. Amazing views at the top. Dry now in June. Only a couple wet spots that are very manageable

Hiked on 6/2/2020. Trail at the beginning was very clearly marked and free from snow in almost all areas. Once above the tree line, there were two large snow packs that we had to cross, but we did it without microspikes or poles and it was totally fine. You can lose the trail during this section, but it's easy to pick back up and not hard to know where you need to go. Very steep towards the summit, some scrambling over rocks, but if you take it slow it's do-able. View is completely worth it! Took us 3 hours to summit our first 14er!

Lovely, easy hike with a rewarding view at the top. My kids enjoyed seeing all the mining remnants and the view was beautiful on this blue sky day. This is a sneaker-friendly wide, well-maintained trail. And despite the recent rain, the trail was not muddy.

Beautiful trail, stunning lake! Loved it!!

hiking
icy
snow
2 days ago

Be prepared for rapid elevation gain if you’re not used to it. It was a great workout with some decent views but we were unable to make it all the way to the lake with the snow. If you’re in it for the views alone I think you have better options close by.

camping
2 days ago

went for an early season camping trip based on the past reviews. hike overall is solid, but as others reviewed be aware the last 1mi is very steep, especially if you have packs on. very doable but not for everyone. however once to the lake there is now no good way to cross to the north side of the lake which apparently has all the good camping spots. south side is steep and lacking almost any flat areas. we were told the beaver damn historically used to traverse the high flowing river coming out of the lake was washed out late last season. someone had already found one spot and we searched for a good 45min to find what seemed to be the only other decent spot. sadly no lake views from the south side and trying to hike past eagle lake on the south side is very difficult. end of the lake is a steep boulder field.

Went up 5/31/20 for a trail run. I was able to make it to the reservoirs but I had to traverse a few small snow fields and mud bogs. I went off trail a bit to avoid muddy areas. If you’re hiking it’s a long one, it’s 8.56 miles round trip with over 2000 feet elevation gain. Trail is very rocky at parts and shallow water run off crosses the trail. I would rate this as a difficult ATV trail. It’s very beautiful up top. Don’t be deceived once you to head towards the reservoirs there is still more inclines to travel. The trail never truly flattens out!

Nice strong (but easy incline) - not too many people out which was nice. Path is clear and safe. We crossed two streams before getting to the outlook. Can beat the views - for sure

ohv/off road driving
muddy
snow
2 days ago

From staging area/gate about 3.2 miles until snow becomes an issue.

Great hike. some muddy spots but not bad.

hiking
2 days ago

Steep all the way up and footing is sometimes slippery with gravel but good views of downtown Aspen. Good workout for sure

hiking
icy
snow
2 days ago

Completed this hike two weeks ago and holy post holes there was a ton of snow still. I highly recommend snowshoes if you’re not a fan of being knee to waist deep in snow on your dissent - it turned a great summit day into an exhausting one quickly.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 days ago

This trail was a great easy/moderate hike with okay views but a nice forest scenery. There were a few patches of snow and a janky log crossing over a river but other than that a very enjoyable hike. It took us about 2.5 hours to complete and was more like 7 miles out and back.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike and gorgeous views of the mountains. The two streams are easily passable.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice hike but not well sign posted. There are several forks in the trail that have no signage. Take a map or use All Trails digital map to guide. Cell signal was strong with Verizon.

Great conditions; could easily make it all the way to the lake. Some muddy parts close to the top of the trail but overall very passable. Lovely views throughout the whole hike. Gate is closed, which added an extra 3 miles of easy terrain.

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous trail! Perfect conditions and the wildflowers are popping! Enjoy!

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