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Very gravelly, lots of slipping!

backpacking
20 hours ago

Took 8 Boy Scouts backpacking up to Jones Park. Perhaps a harder hike than I might have chosen for the maiden voyage of a bunch of 12 and 13 year olds, but they handled it really well with all their overnight gear. They slept really well! Happy Scoutmaster!
The stretch between the seventh bridge and Jones park was more taxing than the seven bridges portion. The scree field would have been treacherous in rain, dark, big wind, or winter precipitation and we would choose differently as a troop if those were in the forecast. Fine for regular hikers not recovering from too much Benadryl.
Getting to the place we actually intended to camp was a little tricky, and we didn't find it in the dark. We ended up making camp at the intersection of 622A and 677. Getting to Jones Park now involves a left (westbound) turn from 622A onto 677 then a right turn back onto a new 622A about 1/10th of a mile away. The previous 622A has been blocked (I guess as part of the native Greenback Cutthroat Trout protection).
Great trail. I'd bring my family up and do this hike again for sure.

hiking
20 hours ago

Done this hike several times. Very easy. Open Meadows, gradually increasing to Pulpit Rock. After our hike we usually cross Nevada St. for food or smoothies. then hike back up to University Park behind UCCS Dorms.

Easy hiking beautiful views . Horseback riding was also beautiful and relaxing

trail running
1 day ago

Nice easy walk. It is a bit dry and dull in some places, but overall makes for a great calm walk. I went by myself once as well as with my family. Was a tranquil experience, very quiet!

hiking
1 day ago

Was certainly a workout!!! Loved the day I hiked Blodgett! Great views if you can make it up top. The trail becomes rocky, and diffilcult to follow at some points. Slid most the way down, was great fun though. I wouldn't bring small children here, or come alone unless you're used to tough hikes. Very beautiful the entire way, and has an easy accessible trailhead. I would do this hike again, it was a surreal experience.

Not marked well couldn't figure out if we were close or not nice hike until we got to the stairs which my friend can't do very well. I'll try again later

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Very pretty with many different routes, my two year old kept up most of the way. Nice trails that are simple and kid friendly.

Incredibly steep and difficult terrain. Will need to scramble during portions of the trail. Great views of Colorado Springs along the trail. Difficulty is due to degree of ascent and dryness of loose gravel. Lot of fun if you're looking for a tough hike

Great trail hike mostly flat terrain rather than a vigorous vertical. Incredibly scenic though and the rock structures are amazing