Grizzly Peak and Cupid Peak via Mount Sniktau Trail and Loveland Pass

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Arapaho National Forest

Grizzly Peak and Cupid Peak via Mount Sniktau Trail and Loveland Pass is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.7 miElevation gain2,631 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsSkiingSnowshoeingBird watchingViewsMuddyRockyScrambleSnow
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Grizzly Peak D via Cupid from Loveland Pass.

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Jason Sharp
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Hiking

Only had micro spikes... wish I had snow shoes in some places Overs all... gorgeous

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Bruce Carroll
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Hiking

Brutal roundtrip---at least on the day I did it. March 18, 2021. A recent snow dump multiplied the difficulty. Beautiful winter vistas---especially Gray's & Torrey's from on top of Grizzly. Microspikes were a must. Snowshoes were helped in a few areas but were of minimal help in the deep, new snow. I expect this would be a nice summer outing and half as hard.

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Jane Cavanaugh
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockySnow

Great elevation fabulous scenery. Definitely grateful to have spikes and poles but trail itself is heavily traveled and obviously visible. Got there at 1pm and was back to the car by 5pm.

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Alex Podolski
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HikingRockySnow

Went all the way to Grizzly. Absolutely stunning scenery. I was a little worried about not being able to see the trail, but luckily there were footprints in any of the ambiguous areas. Microspikes helped my confidence. We started at noon and finished right before 5:30pm, but would definitely recommend starting earlier. Once the afternoon winds kicked in, we no longer cared about the scenery - just about getting off the mountain!

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Marcos Mejia
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Hard packed snow on trail, didnt need microspikes. Went to Cupid peak and found some hiking poles, please contact me if you lost them!

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Jessica Savage
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Nice, cold morning. Wind was gusty but not horrendous. Microspikes were helpful- not needed but highly recommended!

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Nathan Todtenhagen
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Awesome hike today! Trail is in pretty good shape and got lucky with weather. Spikes and poles were very helpful for most of the trail. Crampons and snowshoes would have been overkill and fairly useless.

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Mikey Peterson
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Attempted 1/8 the hike to the top of the first ridge was a breeze with beautiful weather, about 10 mins of being at the top and the find really picked up and I had to turn around. Microspikes weren’t needed but helped

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Sarah Proper
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Attempted this 12/21. Turned back early due to wind and low visibility. Would be great in good weather!

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Rosa Slz
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Awesome trail and must be ready for some snow and strong wind. Steep uphill at the beginning and in the later part of the hike. The return path is the same just opposite way. Recommend all winter gear when doing this during the winter time, plenty of water, and snacks. It got cold fast due to the snow and wind so some hand warmers would be of benefit. Our water froze, just something to keep in mind.

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Masen Swink
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Summiting Cupid’s Peak wasn’t too difficult. In order to summit Grizzly peak you have to climb around/through some rocks and it was definitely a bit icy. I would strongly recommend you have yaktrax to complete Grizzly peak. It was cold and windy, I would be sure you have layers and hat/gloves! My straw to my water bladder froze, so I would pack a spare water thermos with you. Beautiful views, highly recommend!!

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Hannah Lagaly
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Amazing!!!!! Very snowy

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Kelsi Mcclure
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Hiked this as my first 13er in early Nov. Beautiful views at the top. Gets more challenging after Cupid’s.

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Claire Cekander
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Beautiful views! Especially facing west. Hiked 11/22 and microspikes were not needed. Patches of snow but easily avoidable. Didn't make it up Grizzly as the wind started to pick up.

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Alex Dalfonso
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Nature tripsNo shadeScramble

Great hike. You’re able to hit Sniktau on the way out to make it 3, 13ers. I put this as difficult for 2 reasons; the wind was ridiculous. To the point of pushing me off the trail just walking. But having to summit Cupid twice takes its toll. Awesome views the whole way, good challenge ascending and descending the whole way. The last push to Grizzly is steep, but a ton of tiny switchbacks to make it much more approachable. Have fun and be safe!

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Jess L
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Started on the wrong side of the trail for a bit, oops! Got back to the right side and didn’t even make it to Cupid peak. The wind out here was CRAZY. Make sure you’re prepared. Views along the trail are bland as it’s all above tree line, but looking off into the distance, you’re surrounded by beautiful peaks. Just bundle up!!!!

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Jenna L
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Maddy Caviness
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I didn't turn right after I got up the first incline and went the wrong way for a half mile before I figured it out... this trail is 100% above tree line. Hiked 10/9 and really appreciated my gloves and jackets. the multiple peaks is pretty mentally tiring but the views at the peaks are worth it

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Caleb Bennett
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Hiked 9/27. Not TERRIBLY challenging, but strenuous at parts. Trail got a bit confusing just prior to the descent of Cupid. We went too far right, instead of staying left towards the base of Grizzlys. Sumitting Cupid twice kinda sucked, was crazy windy so bring layers. Incredible 360 views

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