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Gorgeous wildflowers and views all along the way, large portions of aspen groves and lots of shady areas and creeks so the dogs loved it too! Definitely hike up to the falls! About 6 mi round trip with some elevation gain but nothing overwhelming. Would recommend hiking boots over tennis shoes.

hiking
8 hours ago

Nice short hike with good incline on the way up. Fabulous views. Be aware of the weather. Boreas Pass from Breck in much better shape than Como side. Como side is pretty rough and a slow go unless you’re in a Jeep or similar vehicle.

off road driving
9 hours ago

Great trail, lots of nice views.

off road driving
9 hours ago

Recently bought a new ATV, this trail was the test run for it. Most of the trail is very rough with steep inclines and very rocky. There are places that 4 wheel drive is needed. It’s very scenic and well worth the trip. I completed this trail not knowing it was rated hard I guess that was part of the fun. Didn’t really see too much wildlife but the views were great.

I absolutely loved this hike...and hated it haha. A lot of uphill and then of course you have to go downhill to get back to the trailhead which can also be challenging but the views were incredible! You'll know you're getting close to the first lake because of the brilliant turquoise blue peeping through the trees. After seeing the lake up close DEFINITELY continue to the Lake pass trail towards the upper lakes. You'll have to cross a creek and then stay to the left. The wildflowers are beautiful and even if you don't make it to the upper lakes, the view of the lower lake is dazzling once you get higher. Unlike the first lake, the second two lakes are more of a serene green. Very quiet and peaceful and less crowded. Make sure you pack enough water. The shade is cool but you get hot with all the climbing and my three water bottles were barely enough. Also, be aware that the road to get to the trailhead is a little rough. I have a little Honda Civic and it got us there okay but we had to take it very slow.

hiking
10 hours ago

Great first 13er hike. Went early and it wasn’t busy.

Arrived at about 10:30am, was a lovely trail. Steep in some places, but it was fine even with a dog. Encountered a couple of other hikers.

mountain biking
10 hours ago

Loved it! Beautiful views fun flowy single track. Some small fun rocky sections, one semi-hard one (w/option to bypass). I’m a flat pedaler/more of a downhill guy, so some of the climbs were killing me (lung-wise) and a little technical. Did the full outer 9miles, finished after dark. Can’t wait to do it again!!

hiking
10 hours ago

Really nice little trail! You’re next to the stream most of the time, which is great. Some really nice open sections with beautiful wildflowers and sagebrush.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the stream crossing marked with an orange flag. We missed it, as did the hikers right behind us. No big deal, but if you feel like you suddenly lost the trail in the forest about a mile in, you probably missed the log ‘bridge’ to the other side of the stream.

We did this on July 5th. It was 2 of our friend’s first 14ers (one her first week living in CO). All 6 of us did fine. Minimal long breaks and a decent amount of short stop, go stop go breaks. All avid hikers, but the last mile is brutal. There is no trail lots of rock climbing. A helicopter landed down the trail above treelike while we were approaching the top...be cautious and leave early! A storm came in fast around noon, it stayed away but still! Beautiful hike and a great 14er to make 11 down!

Hiked this trail on a whim. Fairly easy going, but same view of creek for most of the hike. Not incredibly busy, but still a lot of people on the trail. Not a bad way to spend the morning.

Great hike. Lots of tree coverage and shade and great views at the top.

One of our favorite trails! We found this gem two years ago and committed to return! Even though we found the last available room in the area and the Junco trailhead parking area was packed, we were undeterred! We made it up to the lake in 1:50, and after 1:45 up there for a picnic and exploring, we made it back down in 1:20. Great day!

hiking
11 hours ago

The road is actually not very rough compared with Mt Democrat. Any pickup or SUV can make it to the 12000 gate easily and there is room for an easy turn around at the gate. Beautiful views and the easiest 14er I’ve done so far. Some smoke in the air from wildfires at the start this AM. Clear up top. Fireweed, Indian paintbrush, asters and other composite flowers abound. Could not find the bench mark. Anyone seen it?

Great loop with lots of vertical. One night at bowen lake was plenty for the entire loop.

Beautiful lake at the top of a short, steep hike! Great hammock spots!

Wow! My 1st 14er! Diverse trail, rock stairway to the heavens, mountain goats and an incredible 360 degree view!

nature trips
12 hours ago

7/21/18
Absolutely beautiful! The trail goes from flourishing raspberry fields, to scenic views all of the way to the top. Very shaded which was perfect for a hot July day. There was a fire near by which made the air a bit smoggy. Not too many people on the trail, but was probably a little busier since it was a Saturday.

camping
12 hours ago

A nice hike with some fun scrambling when you get close to the lake!

Great cardio workout... Lots of dogs that were off leash. Beautiful hike and great views!!!

hiking
12 hours ago

Easy and short for a 14er, would be a good intro peak for someone new. Good view at the top. Road up to the trailhead is rocky and rough, but plenty of 2WD vehicles made the trip.

12 hours ago

Everything you want on a hike. It is rocky so for me poles helped. Overall great hike. Only saw two people as I was getting off the trail to leave.

Incredibly strenuous hike. The loop accesses three 14ers in the San Isabel National Forest. Mt. Missouri (14,067), Mt. Oxford (14,153) and Mt. Belford (14,197).

Word of caution: this is closer to a 17 mile loop, NOT 12. I don't know where All Trails sees a path on the eastern slope of Missouri, but it is non-existent. Instead, you have to take a mile longer (but probably safer and less severe) route and come from the west. From there, the mileage is still off.

We arrived at the parking lot at 4:50am on a Saturday and it was already full. We camped nearby, and there are plenty of spaces. Most of the hikers head to Belford, but for this loop you want to take Missouri first. You'll do this by following the path towards Fikhead Pass. As noted above, you'll come up the western side of Missouri. You have to come back down this way and up the pass to access Belford/Oxford.

We were going to hit all three but storms came in at noon and we had to hike out, only hit Missouri and Belford. Normally, you'll want to be off the mountain by 2. Our storms hit at noon.

You can view the hike we made here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2869855938

hiking
12 hours ago

Amazing trail with a lot of water features along the way. One of my favorite hikes ever. And not very busy at all - huge perk.

hiking
12 hours ago

Perfect solo hike - do in the evening and end by walking up the Meadow Trail. Stunning sunset views!

This trail was great. Lots of shade, you walk along the water, great for dogs. The wildflowers are in full bloom. Make sure to get there early as parking fills up. There is no trash service at the trailhead. Lots of backcountry spots along the trail.

beautiful hike today with lots of wild flowers and waterfalls.

Super easy hike to the glacier. Beautiful views all around. People cliff jump at a couple spots, but please check water levels and rocks in the water before you jump- I’ve seen someone get seriously hurt here before. We took the trail across and above the glacier where there was nobody. Humans and dogs had a great time!

Streams, chest high wildflowers & moose.

First backpacking trip in CO and it didn’t disappoint! Wildflowers, lakes, wildlife - this trail has it all! Next time I’d plan for 3-4 days for a less rushed pace to enjoy it more. Highly recommend!

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