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backpacking
1 month ago

Love this area! Hiked it a couple of years ago. The trail is absolutely beautiful until you reach the last mile or two when it coincides with the four-wheeler road (I had no idea ruts could possibly run that deep) - it was INCREDIBLY muddy. Also, it you plan on making this a day hike, I would suggest going really early to avoid potential rain in the summer months. Lots of wildflowers in the high alpine meadow near the top, and it would be ridiculous for me to fail to mention the obviously stunning hoodoos in the mountains thing. Pretty unique. Four stars ONLY because I wish the walking trail remained separate from the road the entire way up.

Crazy cool hike!! This is a very unique spot in Colorado. The hike is long, but mainly flat. The hike mainly goes across a flat mesa that is around 10,000 feet. The geologic area is out of this world beautiful. Check it out

This is was first national monument is the US but was designated a wilderness because so few people could make the difficult trek to the remote area. It is so cool to see how the unique geologic history of the area manifested itself.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike is moderate to difficult. The thing that makes it hard is the length. You also climb the last two miles back to the trailhead at the end and that was tough for me. The hoodoos were very cool and no one else around!

We went on Oct 5 when snow had covered the trail. It was cold and windy in parts, but much of our route was well shielded. The views from the continental divide trail were spectacular.
Note: the coldest and most windy part was on the overlook itself. The trail is actually more friendly, from a wind perspective.

hiking
8 months ago

I was expecting more from this hike and maybe the time of year had a little to do with that. The meadows were dull with color but the aspens were changing which were beautiful. It is a long hike but not extremely hard. Very quiet and no wildlife sightings throughout the trip. Water volume of the falls was good, I'd enjoy seeing it in the spring

Great views and amazing flowers. My son and I hiked back about three miles before the clouds (and thunder) started rolling in. It's mostly downhill, so prepare for the uphill trek back to the microwave station. It's a quad burner back up for sure....But well worth it.

OK overlook of a decent waterfall, steep drop off, be-careful with little kids, no railings in places

Really nice short day hike with lots of different scenery. Best to have a high clearance vehicle to reach the trail head.

hiking
10 months ago

9am start, cool,distant views & meadows with wildflowers. snow berms for dogs to play in. Walked 2 miles in. Windy on Continental divide returning but not on trail.

hiking
10 months ago

It's deep so be prepared rain gear ,food ,extra water, good pair of hiking boots