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Planning the hike in early September. Reviews have been helpful. Any feedback to the following questions appreciated: 1. Is any form of registration or permit required to do the hike? 2. All posts look great except for a recent that stated 7.5 miles going into Aspen is all rock and made the hike miserable. I don’t see that level of issue on other posts. Does anyone care to elaborate? 3. Do the streams provide a chance to replenish drinking water considering a LifeStraw or equivalent filtering will be used? Thanks again for any information shared!

Miranda Swift reviewed Lovell Gulch Trail
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Dionne Allen reviewed South Zapata Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky

A tricky trailhead to find. Look for the trail heading south from one of the benches on the trail to Zapata Falls. One of the rockiest trails I’ve hiked and the elevation gains and losses makes this one a bit more challenging. I met a very assertive ground squirrel and marmot at the lake so obviously they have been fed by previous hikers. The marmot even batted at my hiking pole with its paw as I gently dissuaded it from climbing into my lap for my sandwich. Absolutely gorgeous up there and the water crossings provide opportunities to filter water and a bit of relief from the hot sun on the southern exposure sections of this trail.

Nathan Bragg reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

We hiked this over the weekend and arrived at 5:00am with probably 100 cars already there. The last 3/4 mile is the toughest with the incline and the loose rocks, but the views are amazing. We saw a couple of marmots, woodpeckers, and heard what we thought sounded like a moose on our decent just past the tree line, but we didn’t see any mountain goats.

Lauren P reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Great views and worth the trek, but very rocky towards the top and lots of loose rock on the way down. We are novice hikers from Nebraska and started at 4:45 am and it took us around 4 1/2 hours with a 20 minute stop at the top. There was no cardboard sign at the top (that we saw) so bring your own sign if you like that for pictures.

Brooke Trexler reviewed Timberline Lake Trail
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We loved this location! Our group of four (two moms, two teenager daughters) did an overnight backpacking trip and this was a great introductory trail. Two of us were coming from sea level on a first backpacking trip, so we wanted to make sure it was accessible as fun. We arrived at the trail head around 8:30 and got one of the last parking spots. The trail starts out really mellow, but the end is pretty steep. Getting to the lake is every bit worth it though! Simply stunning. We arrived at around 10:30 so we had all day to enjoy the lame. There are maybe 4 or 5 clear campsites. Ours was beautiful with room for two small tents, easy access to water and gorgeous views of the lake facing west. We had very few issues with bugs, until maybe sunset, but they weren’t as bad as some other locations Ive been. Hiking around the lake there were even a few little “beach” spots we could splash around in. We had a great time, we’ll definitely be back for a day trip, maybe even another overnight.

Allison Friedman reviewed Washington Gulch Trail
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This hike is incredible!! Although all trails calculations seemed a bit off! We clocked this hike at 10 miles round trip and I would say it's more on the difficult side. That being said it was absolutely amazing! The wildflowers are really putting on a show and the views from the top cant be beat! Definitely recommend!

Sarah Michelle reviewed Lost Lake via Hessie Trail
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This was one of my favorite trails I’ve hiked out here! It was nice and shaded for most of the hike. Beautiful weather and beautiful views! I loved that there were multiple waterfalls right off the trail. And the view from the lake at the end was amazing. Not too heavily trafficked either.

Mason McFarland reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Good solid hike. Parked around 5:20 am and got a spot in the lower lot. Most of the trail is rock and the last half mile or so is steep and slow going. The trial is busy, yes, but never terrible. Was expecting a lot worse after reading some of the reviews on here. Just pick the right day and time (went Sunday morning).

Barbara MacFerrin reviewed Heart Lake via South Boulder Creek Trail
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This is one of my favorite areas in Colorado and I’ve hiked this trail many times over the past 20 years. It’s sad to see how incredibly busy the trail is now. The parking lot is always completely full no matter what day of the week and how early you go, whereas years ago there would only be 1-2 cars on the weekends. Last time I went up a couple of weeks ago, I saw 2 guys riding up on their mountain bikes, which is prohibited. People leave their bags of dog poop all over the place. So sad to see it deteriorate. I hope rangers can be on site more to enforce the rules.

Amanda Blum reviewed Rainbow Lakes Trail
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Road to trailhead is dirt road with rocks and washboard surface. Several campsites along the trail and somewhat heavily trafficked trail detract from the peaceful ambiance, but the lakes are pretty enough that it’s still worth the visit.

Karen Knowles reviewed Pikes Peak via Barr Trail
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Hiked this July 31st on my 50th birthday with my 16yo daughter and 2 other girlfriends. It took 9.5hrs straight up -tiny break around mile 3.5-5.5 miles but the rest tough! Coming from South Florida we acclimated for about 9 days prior and got in some 10,000ft elevation hikes prior. It was so worth it beautiful views throughout! The last 2 miles are challenging and thankfully we asked the construction workers to walk through to avoid the extra mile long detour- we were so grateful! I like that the trail is very well marked and by each 0.5 mile mark it gave you something to aim for started at 4:54am with headlamps and watched a beautiful sunrise! Bring lots of water and food Barr Camp only place to filter water at half way point. Our first 14er done stamp!!!

Samantha Dennard - MEE Faculty reviewed Diamond Lake Trail
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Veronica Sparks reviewed Lake Como
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The hike up to lake combo is just one to push through. The views along the way aren’t great until just before you get to the lake and little bear peak comes into view.

Chrissy Reese reviewed Blue Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Wow what a trail. Super beautiful the entire time. You’re immediately thrown into the woods until you get to the lake. Saw a moose swim the entire lake. It’s a pretty tough trail after you hit the rawah wilderness sign. Bring snacks as fuel if you decide to hike this in one day.

Rusty Coyle reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Steven Verovsky reviewed Northern Indian Peaks Loop
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Hiking

This hike is as beautiful as it is tough! Did the loop clockwise as that was the requirement of obtaining the permit. Pawnee Lake was STUNNING, but there were a lot of mosquitos so be prepared for that. The trip was 3 days/2 nights. I recommend getting up about half way Buchanan pass before camping for the second night. Your legs will thank you for the final day. The last peak is mentally draining. Overall it was amazing! Happy hiking!!!

Becca Saunders reviewed Quandary Peak Trail
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Great 14er that will kick your ass! The first 2 1/2 miles are still pretty steep, but the last mile is steep and loose rock which makes it hard going both up and down. This is a very, very popular trail and there were at least 100-200 people on a Monday morning, so be prepared to stop to pass. Difficult to maintain social distancing. Lots of people were not prepared to climb a 14er. Luckily, the top didn’t feel overly crowded and was the nicest weather I have ever had on a 14er. Mild wind, able to sit up top and enjoy blue skies for an hour. Started at 6, summoned at 9, went back down at 10 and arrived to the parking lot at 12!

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Tracked 11mi -- not 9.9 Elevation gain was more like 5300+. Glad to have taken this route over the standard route -- not many people on the trail, even for a Sunday in summer. Leave early. Really. This route is largely above treeline. The last little stretch up to the ridge is a bit of a slog up loose, steep ground. Starting at the ridge, you stay at or above 13,600', and it's slower moving across that terrain. Fabulous views all across the ridge. Be prepared to do a little route-finding along it, as the trail is not well-defined in many places. Best to stick right along the top of the ridge most of the way on this one. This route could be done in under 8. Good to plan for 9+. I appreciated this alternative, but the standard northern route is the more forgiving option.

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Hiked this 7/22 from aspen to crested. We started at the maroon Bells parking lot at 0530. Started the hike at 6 after watching the sunrise. Got to the CB west maroon trail head just after 11am. We took 3 dogs. Gorgeous views! One of my favorite hikes to date. I’ve done 4 pass loop as well and this was an awesome day hike. The pass past gothic road in CB is in good condition, there is just only room for one vehicle one way at times. We had someone drive my car to CB while we hiked, which was really nice! The wildflowers are amazing right now. I would do this hike again without question.

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Beautiful hike! Falls were worth the hike. Saw a moose on the trail. Would definitely recommend!

Angela Robinson reviewed Grays and Torrey's Peak
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Great trail! Well defined and obviously well maintained. Camped at the trailhead, did a sunrise hike starting at 4:20. Parking lot was full by 7:30 Saturday night and cars lined down the road by the time I departed around lunchtime after the hike on Sunday. I did Grays first, then Torreys. 90% of the hike is done to add the second peak so might as well do both. Weather was forecasted to be rainy/snowy but ended up being clear all day! Forecasts are kind of a crap shoot at this altitude so plan accordingly.

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Loads of high alpine scenery and many waterfalls and of course the alpine lake

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