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Easy going rocky trail till you hit the last leg and switchbacks climbing straight up to the top. Beautiful 300 degree view once at the top with options to hike further into new trails.

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1 day ago

First time Colorado hiker. Flat lander, 54 years old.
I did it counter clockwise as suggested. With a few wrong turns, I was over 8 miles in 4:44.44 on s sunny 88 degree day.
Bring more water. I ran out half way.
Bring treking poles. Those hills, old knees, and the 500' staircase require them.
Also hard bottom hiking shoes, not soft tennis. There are lots of rocks.
That said... if you are in good health, the weather is good, by all means do this trail.

1 day ago

Fairly busy, but hiked during the weekend so was expected. Friendly folks along the way.
I'd consider this an "easy" hard trail. mostly staircase rocks and plenty of places to rest. Great view once you reach the Arch. You'll reach a point near the end where you will have to go downhill for a bit but then you'll come back up and see the view!

Heavy traffic but a nice climb up and worth the view

Expect to do lots of scampering and bouldering. If you have hiking poles, I'd recommend bringing them. Great views from the top. From the trailhead, we took the left trail up (Mt Sanitas trail), and then came down along the East Ridge and Dakota Ridge trails. It would have been much more difficult to do the opposite. One of the more strenuous hikes I've done in this area.

Very quiet - not many people on the trail - great views at the end!

Nice little hike, perfect for hiking with dogs. Definitely check out the Divide Trail overlook!

2 days ago

Giving 3 stars because about half of the trail is a road-like dirt/gravel path - feels more like a "walk" than hike. Aside from that, definitely an easy hike, even when it gets rocky. When you're out of the tree cover, the views of the city and mountains are beautiful.

2 days ago