Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Bailey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
2 days ago

Great trail, beautiful scenery with ample camping. We wanted to camp up at Helms lake but it was extremely buggy so made our way back down. It wasn't an overly crowded trail and finding camping was pretty easy.

Lots of wildflowers folks!

we ran this trail yesterday.
2007 wrangler Sahara Unlimited
3.5 pro comp lift
35 in tires
32 psi
a couple of snow piles nothing you could navigate the trail was clean and easy to navigate well kept and a lot of fun. Mostly dry except in the valley. this would be easy for just about any vehicle with a moderate list. hell of a lot of fun.

backpacking
9 days ago

Just completed 2 day back packing trip. Great camping sites and lots of room to roam. Menacing weather kept us from making Abyss Lake day 2. Awesome wilderness area!

off road driving
10 days ago

This was a fun trail for the most part. From pavement to pavement, took about 90min total. There are a few rocky spots that are fun for sure. Don’t let the difficult rating scare you off. It’s worth doing. We will go back.

2015 Rubicon

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing and beautiful and predominantly quiet. The only people I came across were on the return trip and on the Bierstadt and Evans ridges. Plenty of wildlife. Evans and Bieratadt are accessible by climbing out of the cirque. That way you can avoid the ultra crowded standard routes. The views everywhere are amazing.

It gets rather hard to follow the trail on the east side of Helm's Lake. It isnt a very hard bushwack as its just waist high willows and only for fairly short lengths of time.

hiking
11 days ago

backpacking
14 days ago

The trail is not accessible, as far as we could see, from the trailhead parking lot. You have to hike on tanglewood trail for a mile, then take a right and head over to Rosalie to get on it. It is beautiful, a little challenging, and the terrain is varied. we backpacked in and stayed just a couple miles in. There weren't too many people and the stream is wonderful.

hiking
15 days ago

Definitely on the more difficult side of "moderate" due to the long steady climb and the rocky terrain (careful on the way down). Gorgeous views past treeline and lots of places to explore once you get to the saddle at around 4 miles in. Very dog friendly with lots of water along the way and shade until you get past treeline. Lots of wildflowers at this time.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked to the lakes. They were absolutely stunning. This hike is at altitude and is a constant uphill and to reach the lakes, you have to walk around 11 miles or so. But, they’re well worth it!

Started around 9 on Sunday and didn’t see anyone on the way up. Made it just past the tree line and my dog started getting really tired so we turned around. Saw lots of people on the way down. Great for dogs! Loved the shade and stream access for most of the hike. Wildflowers were amazing!

backpacking
17 days ago

Just wrapped up this trail. Bottom part is very mellow and well maintained. To be expected the trail gets a little faded above tree line. Helms lake and Abyss are beautiful and the trail offers amazing views all the to the South Park valley. It was a beautiful hike well worth the trip.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful trail surrounded by a lot of Aspen trees! View gets sort of boring one point but very private, and only ran into 1 person. Nice and quiet beautiful trail to mark off from my book.

We're so disappointed! First of all, the map to get to this place was WRONG. It took us to a private residential area and had to ask someone about this place. He told us it was the other side of the highway. (Duh, map!) Then when we got there, there were a bunch of jeeps and a park ranger told us that we can still hike but have to drive slow to get to the "trailhead". With my SUV, I was barely able to go though such rough road and not even consider as a hiking trail. We turned around and left this place. This is not a hiking trail and should NOT be on here. Wasted great amount of our time!

hiking
17 days ago

Awesome leg workout. Great for dogs. Not crowded.

I hiked up to the saddle, about 4.1 miles. The views from the saddle were excellent, but I confess that it was a constant climb that I found taxing. Age and fitness had a lot to do with that. Declared victory at the saddle and didn't go to the lake.

hiking
20 days ago

Only hiked up 1.5 miles but great scenery, beautiful wildflowers, and dog friendly! Some creek crossings require stepping on rocks to get across but easy to do.

hiking
20 days ago

I didn’t travel the whole trail—making it just past the third bridge. The trail is easily identified and the views are spectacular!

.a consistently organized, scenic and easy-to- navigste trail that has enough challenge for all hiker types but never over-the-top.

I’m excited to get back to this trail with my Jeep Grand Cherokee trailhawk. I did it a few months ago with my xterra s, 2.5in lift and good tires but no lockers or anything. Was pretty easy during most of it, but there was a spot or two that required extra attention and at a point or two I had to floor it up a hill but I didn’t get stuck. Fun trail!

Not the to the peak trail we thought, but it was beautiful and the views are amazing! glad my hiking partner stuck with me, we were not expecting a 23 mi round trip, but it was amazing none the less.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail close to Denver! There are some rocky spots, but all obstacles have easier options to get around. Lots of camping spots, some challenging rock obstacles, but overall a fun way to explore on a Saturday!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a challenging trail because of the rocks and elevation change. It is beautiful nevertheless. Roosevelt lake is a serene and lovely place to enjoy a little rest. It is a steady incline and more difficult than stated.

backpacking
1 month ago

This trail is not closed! We hiked it about two weeks as an overnight with the dog. It was not very crowded and there was a beautiful aspen grove at one point. There is really only water right when you enter Lost Creek Wilderness and at the end of the trail where you can camp for the night. There was a good amount of people camping but there were plenty of spots and we were not near anyone. Great hike! It was a perfect hike for end of May, very warm.

backpacking
1 month ago

Very beautiful! Camped two nights and explored the areas surrounding. Rosalie trail was not marked well on the map but if you keep to the trail you will be alright. It is a bit longer I think. Overall, it was amazing. It was really dry up there so fill up on water every chance you get.

fun my 1st time in my stock 2012 Nissan frontier just 18inch rims Yokohama tires. went up left since everyone saying I might bottom out. went around on the sissy sides but made it all the way around with ease..

hiking
1 month ago

2018-06-05. Abyss trail to Kataka Mountain route.

2.4 miles on the Abyss trail until we ascended through the woods to Kataka Mountain. The descent was fine until we neared the Rosalie trail (at mile 5.6). Recommend descending West through the forest at mile 5.5 to avoid the dreaded willow bushes.

It wasn't too difficult to find a way to cross the main creek without getting wet at mile 6.0 before getting back on the Abyss trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is in good shape. Just a few patches of snow covering the trail but 99% is melted. No need for microspikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this the second week of June. It is a beautiful trail but very steep incline on the Rosalie trail with quick elevation gain.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good hike for those who have pups that may not be the best on leash. The trail has some roots and rocks in the middle; however, there is no scrambling and minimal loose footing. Not sure if I reached “Roosevelt lake” but I did make it to a small body of water which was pretty. The trail is pretty well marked. Definitely longer than 10miles. Took about 4 and a half hrs round trip!

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