DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

8 months ago

Definitely an a** kicker on the way up! The aspen groves are AMAZING!! There is a section about 1/2 way up or so that follows the river so it's nice and cool here. After that there is a steep incline that is pretty rocky and in direct sun... Things to take note... I took my dog and am not sure I would recommend it... we hike all the time but it's pretty rocky in a lot of sections and with the direct sun, it was a little hot with no natural water for her to cool off in. (I definitely had water and a bowl for her). Right before the cabin, there is a little creek she could lay in... but she ended up tearing the pads on her feet and it took quite a bit of time to come down. Good hike if you want something challenging, but again maybe leave the pups at home!