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snowshoeing
22 hours ago

I snowshoed parts of the trail on Saturday - Sourdough to St Vrain to Waldrop, snowshoes were definitely needed (except on the road) as it snowed the night before. The trails are covered in snow but the wind caused snowdrifts in parts and other parts you can scrape rocks with shoes. It was fun and there are some great views.

hiking
23 hours ago

A perfect hike! Beautiful views. Slick in some areas and definitely snowy this time of year, so I would recommend wearing waterproof shoes with some good traction. And, as always, layers are key!! Very cold at the top.

One of the best hikes I’ve done in Colorado. It ended up being around 15 miles. The first 4-5 in are pretty easy and flat as you walk beside a lake and along a creek. When you start climbing toward the waterfall it gets pretty steep. The last 2-3 to crater lake were pretty steep and challenging.

My friend and I are both in good shape and experienced hikers and we were pretty smoked. Also there is around 1-2 feet of snow up by the lake now and I don’t advise making the hike this late in the season without proper preparation.

It was easy but could easily be labeled moderate, there was this one part though that was really dangerous, if u look on your left then you see the rock mountain part, but if u look to the right then down you just see a long cliff, be really careful because if you slip on that part then I wouldn’t give you much hope on living (that part is not recommended for dogs who pull and are crazy all the time) other than that part the rest was really scenic (the dangerous part was to), just be careful on that one part

One of my favs. Really good during the week, when not super busy.

I did this hike with 2 other friends and had an incredible experience! None of us are really experienced hikers, but we're active and this was a hard hike for sure. My legs are sore while I'm typing this but totally worth it. We got a bit turned around a few times on the way down and almost found ourselves on an unfamiliar mountain path with no flashlight, but we made it just in time. It's cold and very windy on the way up this time of year so pack an extra jacket if you're not used to the weather!

Beautiful hike- friendly for our five year old kids with an awesome set of views at the top.

A little delayed in posting. Enjoyed this hike on a crisp September day. All other hikers clearly planned for the weather better than we did - there were very few hikers and most were on their way down as we went up. There were a few small patches of September snow, and it naturally got chillier as we climbed. Thankfully, the rain didn’t begin till we saw the lakes. Despite a chilly rain the entire descent, this was one of my favorite (maybe favorite) hikes. The sounds of the forest and babbling brook bring such a sense of calm that it’s easy to forget the actual challenge of the trail.

1 day ago

This is a easy hike. It’s a beautiful walk in the woods.

Lots of stairstepping and strenuous, and a great view from the peak

Road tires35 psi, stock 2017 Tacoma SR. made it up until the snow really kicked in and then chickened out. Clearance was not a problem.

Devil's Head Lookout trail was a wonderful hike for my 8 year old and I. We went Thanksgiving week and there was a ton of snow and ice for both tires and feet. We aren't from Colorado, so we didn't expect that much ice on the trail. My son wasn't in the proper footwear and fell down a lot. In case you weren't aware... Rampart Range Rd is entirely dirt south of 67. Other than that, the trail was great!

Not sure why this is rated hard. It’s moderate at best. Maybe because of the length of the trail? Maybe the one short steep section? It’s definitely suited for trail running and biking, but hiking it was cool too. There’s a lot of gradual rolling hills with tree covered areas, sun exposed areas, a rushing river, good views of the back of Eldorado Canyon...lots of variety and scenery here.

I went counter clockwise, and it was pretty downhill from there. There’s a long gradual incline at about mile 6 to the end. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. After mile 4, there’s a parking lot. No need to go to the parking lot, just take the 2nd trail on the right, back to the original parking lot.

This trail is just a beautiful ride any time of year, hard to believe it is in the middle of a a large metropolitan area!