hiking
3 days ago

Excellent medium to low-intensity hike with some spectacular views. The first quarter-mile takes some work as does the last quarter mile as you reach the top, but it is worth it for sure. You pass through a number of meadows and along a stream (though on our hike there wasn't very much water moving downhill since most all of the snow and ice has melted in this area).

The primary feature of this hike, as the name implies, are the granite formations shaped by the wind and water. Some really beautiful aspects of raw nature especially once you get close to the end of the trail. Beautiful views at the top looking across the valley to the Sawatch Range in the far west.

Did this trail with kids (ages 10 and 12) and it was good exercise but well within their skill level.

Our full trip ended up closer to 5 miles.