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Captivating Canyon Caves Hike your way past stunning vistas to explore a hidden underground world. Taste the thrill of caving as you twist and bend to enter beautifully decorated rooms. Learn the science behind formations and hear stories of cave exploration and preservation. Experience and discover as you go

Very gorgeous hike, serval mountain lion tracks all over today, all different sizes. Posted some pics of them above, including one picture with some blood spots in the snow... some mouse or rabbit had just been breakfast before we got there...

trail running
13 days ago

Really cool trail, but it is very icy right now. You need good hiking boots or yaktrax or something to give you grip. We slipped several times.
Very pretty though!

19 days ago

Nice hike. Trail was icy and snowy for most of the hike. No wildlife today.

I hike this everyday as a ranger. Hike in the morning for an easy in and out or for a cave tour.

If you’re hiking after 10am July-September bring 3L of water and take your time.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fun trail filled with some really cool views! It’s amazing to look back at the canyon and see all the layers and colors. Loved that. It’s steep. I could see kids and beginning hikers not enjoying this trail for the difficulty. It is a nice trail though. Between the little streams, animals, and basins, it is a very enjoyable/ slightly difficult trail with a great length

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail and the Ridge Trail up to the Summit Trailhead as part of a loop hike. Good trail with great view of the sun rise lighting up the surrounding peaks

Good hike for cardio. Cool, long cave to walk through

Amazing hike with an awesome cave tour at the end. The hike itself is a thigh burner but not difficult. Great views and mostly shaded. The cave tour was so cool and our guide was awesome. It does have a quite steady elevation gain but so worth it. Make sure you purchase tickets before hand as they sell out.

hiking
5 months ago

Paved trail all the way to the top. Definitely consider this a moderate based on the elevation change on the way up. Cave is cold but tolerable if you forget a sweatshirt. Overall Id do it again as I enjoyed seeing the formations inside the cave and great views along the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

The first third of this hike is in the sun and the last fourth of it is as well. Nothing super amazing the first half, but after that it gets good. You pass a couple small streams, and then an open Meadow. You continue to follow the trail and come onto another Meadow. You then come to a fork in the trail and this is where the Pine Hollow trail ends. If you go to the left from here you will get to see some absolutely AMAZING views!! These views made the whole hike worth it!

Steep paved trail with amazing views along the way. I had more difficulty on the way down because of the incline. There is lots of shade and places to rest. The rangers recommend carrying at least 32oz of water per person on the hike.

The name of this trail is incorrect. It is Canyon Nature Trail. The park staff had not even heard of "five senses nature trail". The path is short and a little uphill but overall nice.

Wonderful views on the way up!

Pretty fun! Will need a lot of breaks with little kids. (We took our 5 year old boys!)

hiking
6 months ago

Very steep incline all the way up. You go up 1000+feet on your way to the caves. Fantastic views, bring a camelback and sweater if you plan on entering the caves or if you go later in the day. The pathway is paved and you have to really keep moving in some spots due to rockfall. Gorgeous views and interesting rock formations. The drive up is beautiful too. I suggest going around 5pm, youll have cooler temps and may see more beautiful lighting on the rocks! Worth the time :)

nature trips
6 months ago

Great paved trail, steep hike. Wonderful views as you make your way to the cave. Really fun to go on the tour, which you should do at least once if you are going to make the effort to hike all the way up. Tickets must be purchased at the trailhead, not available at the cave itself.

About half of the trail covered with trees, no worry even in hottest time of the day.

This was a fun hike, and the cave tour at the end was very cool! It was very steep, but not too overly strenuous. The views were also great!

hiking
7 months ago

dogs loved it , moderate uphill, great views! nice little prarie like area, access to stream etc

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