DISTANCE
19.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

6 months ago

Amazing trail, really beautiful and scenic. Just wanted to note that All Trails rates this as moderate. This is definitely hard/strenuous. We did go the opposite direction as All Trails has listed and ran into a ranger who told us that we were hiking the "harder" direction...but I can't imagine the other way being much easier. No permits made it much nicer to plan than backpacking in RMNP.