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Quick and easy. Good photo op

Good trail, nice views, lots of people

Good trail for early morning, easy

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27 days ago

I read somewhere else of an alternative route for stunning photos... When you approach the trail to the lookout point, head to the right and climb up and along the ridge... Definitely more advanced and parts are hairy... but if you have footwork and nerves of steel, head on up! Be careful though, as there is a lot of loose rock here and steep on both sides at times... Trekking poles may prove useful for this alternative route.

Really easy scenic trail

Great little observation point when entering the park. Beautiful panoramic views

Easy trail with good views and photo ops

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

just hiked it today nice trail and we'll marked

Mid April, great hike. 2 hours round trip. The name says a lot. There were very few plants, desert gold, desert holly, and primrose. We saw a variety of lizards including zebra tails and side blotched. The big draw is the amazing variation in geology. I am not savvy in this area but there were rocks of every color, shape, and texture. I spent most of my time picking up and comparing rocks. The trail was easy to follow. The end of the trail was steeper than the rest and I ended up with some gravel in my boots. It was great fun. Take water and a buddy.

I hiked this trail in November during Thanksgiving weekend. The entire valley was clogged with tourists, but I only met one other hiker while on this trail. The road to the trailhead was unmarked when I went through, so I doubt many even knew it was there. The hike itself is a decent workout with a pretty awesome view at the end. There were a few short scrambles along the way, but nothing too frightening. If you're like me and your enjoyment sinks when you find yourself hiking elbow-to-elbow with a dozen other noisy adventurers, families, and tourist groups, this is a great trail to get away from it all.