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hiking
3 days ago

Started the trail late in the day. Still a fair amount of snow. Got as far as the 4th stream crossing(near the intersection with the Rosalie trail) but the water flow had removed any way across. Anyway, turning around when we did allowed us to come upon a moose in the marshy area. Nice hike hope to do it later in the year and get an earlier start.

This was the first trail I've been on where I could actually see how far I could push my jeep I need a little more clearance and some bigger tires before I do anything crazier but it was fun.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Snow about 2.5 miles up the trail. Nice up until then! The snowy areas aren't too bad either.

Wish the trails were better marked & coincide with the trailhead map.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

What a magical hike in this morning's weather! Trail is in good shape until around 10k'. We turned around at that point due to snowpack and loss of trail. Nice few hours in the woods, and even enjoyed lunch in the warm sun. Dogs loved all the water.

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked about half of this after coming in from Rosalie trail. Very quiet with awesome views. Camped near Abyss lake and then came up the back side of Bierstadt for a fun loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my compact and didn't have any trouble getting to the trailhead. Just go slow and you're fine. Overall I had a great time. Only saw two people.Eventually, it turned into another trail that I followed for a couple more miles before becoming too inundated with snow. There's no real marking where the transfer from one trail to the other occurs. Halfway through the main aspen grove theres a nice open field with some great views where I ate lunch

Beautiful trail, quiet for being close to the road

Loved this trail. I had a blast with the few climbs and decent and the views are amazing. Only a few hard spots.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

On a whim @ 11 pm ( 08APR2017) decided to go 4x4 trailing in my 17' Taco off road FOR THE FIRST TIME. At first it was a AWESOME idea to go test out the new truck. At around 1230AM I FINALLY found Saddlestring Road made my way to the trail head gate continued to the loop STILL felling good about MYSELF... ran into a couple of locals surprisingly around 1 ish they tried warning me about the trail being my first time there. I listened to some degree but decided to go on anyways. :) I went left at the beginning of the loop made it i think half way but my confidence in myself jumped out the truck when i got to a part that was really rocky at just turned around. made my way back to the fork then went right/ the opposite way made it to the Open area and again chickened out and called it. After it was over I was happy without any regret about my new "Colorado Pinstripes" and would HIGHLY recommend BUT would advise doing it in the day light. HAVE FUN!!!!! WHOA !!!!!