DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Outstanding hike. Don't be fooled by the short distance and elevation change. The hike is much more difficult than advertised due to high elevation and high wind speeds. Total elevation gain was closer to 700'  Combined with return hike up hill in 40-50 MPH winds is tough! That said totally worth it! Fantastic views all around plus no crowds! To view the RMNP valley area you do need to go all the way to where the trail starts decent down (2 miles out)