8 days ago

So pretty! You can see everything... downtown, the Flatirons, the mountains.

Fair trail close to city. Be careful for rattlesnakes.

mountain biking
1 month ago

From the 470 side it's a good short vertical gain of about 700 feet in 1.1 miles great for repeats especially time is limited.

Very boring hike. There are some great views here and there, but the rest if very boring. Zero shade - I mean zero. Not even at the trail heads. No picnic tables, no water sources and poorly marked trails. A lot of mountain bikers seem to be enjoying the terrain - not too steep and some great single track. I would not recommend this for a hike. I needed to get a 20 miler in with my son for his Hiking Merit Badge and the 20.8 mile loop looked great online - but you have to watch the route closely on the app to make sure you don't miss the turns due to the poor marking.

North route is steep dirt road without much to see. South route longer but more naturey. Terrific 360 degree views from the top where you can clearly make out downtown, the Flat Iron, Pike's Peak and Red Rocks. Nice wild flowers.

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

Green Mountain Trail turns into Rooney Valley Trail