Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Colorado with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

Did this hike on Friday morning. We arrived via shuttle at the park. It was pretty busy, but thinned out as we got further along. The view at the lake is breathtaking.

A diverse trail that covers three separate ecosystems. Great camping options (by permit only) and plenty of wildlife to see. Completed the whole loop in 5 days with occasional day hikes mixed in.

Beautiful hike, with the upper and lower Copeland Falls close to the trailhead. Calypso Cascades at the end are fantastic. Be aware that if you arrive later in the morning, you will likely have to park in the lot 1 mile from the trailhead.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike. The views don’t come until the top however,. Until then it is hiking through forest with some wildflowers, and then when you reach the top, the views are breathtaking.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike with great views throughout. Definitely a leg burner though, so be prepared to get a good workout in!

1 day ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the valley. I quit often see the big horn sheep in this valley. It always takes a lot longer to do this hike when I stop and watch the sheep.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked in 2016. Beautiful views of the ravine, creek, water cascades, and mountains. I went to the mine ruins and back and was beat. I would like to go back eventually with more time/endurance to explore further up. There is some exposure to a steep drop during the lower/middle section. The trail was wide enough that I felt safe, but I wouldn't recommend it with small children. You may want insect repellent.

on Lower Loop Trail

1 day ago

Great bike trail with kids as there was great single track and not too much uphill. Wonderful views and a river to cool off at.

Awesome trail! Flat and relaxed hike that rewards you with an impressive waterfall. Saw 2 groups of moose and some elk

We parked at Green Mtn trailhead and started at about 7 AM. We walked counter-clockwise so we'd get to Big Meadows first while it was still early and were rewarded with 5 moose in the southern section of the meadow. Great hike!

Outstanding hike. Don't be fooled by the short distance and elevation change. The hike is much more difficult than advertised due to high elevation and high wind speeds. Total elevation gain was closer to 700'  Combined with return hike up hill in 40-50 MPH winds is tough! That said totally worth it! Fantastic views all around plus no crowds! To view the RMNP valley area you do need to go all the way to where the trail starts decent down (2 miles out)

Great hike, lots of fun

Beautiful views at Sky Pond today! Overall the trail is more moderate, but the waterfall climb is probably what qualifies it as difficult. Beware if you look at the map at the trailhead and use it to calculate mileage it's actually 9.8 miles round trip.

Nice hike with lots of people, I prefer wilder hikes with no handlebars or decks.
It was so crowded that was difficult to find a spot for taking pictures.

A beautiful hike and yes come prepared with plenty of water and sun screen. Took the fire trail cut off on the way back and saved 0.5 miles

hiking
1 day ago

We had a great day on Longs today. Started 2am, summited at 7:10am, arrived back to the car at 11:40. I drank all 3 liters of water I packed, and was glad my partner had a water purifier. Note that in addition to the restrooms at the trailhead, there are two more chances to visit the privy on the trail (at Chasm Junction and the Boulder Field). Bring your own toilet paper, just in case.

Great family hike with an 11 yo. Variable terrain but easy. Great view from May’s Point.

Even though Adam reads the All Trails reviews about wearing pants, hiking boots and carrying poles and gloves, Adam hikes the Goat Mountain trail in running shorts and his legs get eaten up by the thick vegetation. Ascending the very steep Goat Mountain Trail, he slips and slides in his running shoes. Don’t be like Adam.

Addendum: The trail is rather challenging, but rather fun. Didn’t see one other soul after leaving Waterton for Goat Mountain.

The moose at the top in the lake to the left was a bonus!

My favorite hike I've ever done. very challenging but doable. loved the rock scramble at the very end up to the lake. my first ever rock scramble. once you get to the boulder field the views will take your breathe away. pictures can never do justice to how amazing it really is. app is a little off, the total round trip distance is about 8.4 miles from the Long's peak trailhead

This hike was phenomnal! So much beautiful scenery. The hike has quite the incline on the way up. But the views at the top are totally worth it! Make sure to get there EARLY! The parking lot was full by 830am. Besides the parking nightmare, it was perfect. Also, the trail is pretty shaded the whole way which helps!

Went a couple of weeks ago. Amazing hike. Very strenuous and lots of exposure. Bring lots of water!!!

Slow and steady, as the incline is a workout climb! My husband and I got there around 6:30a for easier parking ($), fewer people, and cooler temps. It took us an about an hour to get to the top with brief stops to admire the view behind us. There is an "exit" (Barr trail) about 2/3 up, but keep climbing! Awesome challenge; so exhilarating! I felt accomplished as I reached the top!! The Barr trail down was pretty easy -- going downhill -- many people were running it.

Beautiful trail! Enjoyed being able to see and hear the creek throughout the hike. The falls and cascades impressive. Moose sighting was a bonus.

Great trail, falls are fantastic

Absolutely stunning and worth the relatively strenuous hike up (coming from a FL girl). We started this hike around 6:30pm and the temp (in late July) was perfect!! Thanks for the awesomeness Mother Nature!

So beautiful! The most beautiful and the most difficult trail I’ve ever done. It was an all day experience so wear your hiking boots, bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a Camelback of water. SO worth it! The entire trail is beautiful but it’s worth it to keep going until sky pond!
My husband and I are moderately fit but not acclimated to the altitude and it took us 8 hours, we took quite a few breaks to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.

2 days ago

Great quick hike if you want something close to the Y. Views of the YMCA and the peaks of RMNP from the top. Glacier Creek Trail is also in this area and will lead you into RMNP with excellent views about a mile in.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome summit. We got to the park at about 8:20 and bear lake parking was full, the park and ride was easy though. Great look outs at spots below the tree line and amazing views above tree line. Marmot and Pika were everywhere. Fun climb to the summit, rocky and steep but nothing crazy. Had to race a storm down that rolled in as we were descending, but we were prepared. No snow on the trail anymore. I highly recommend this trail.

So beautiful! The most beautiful and the most difficult trail I’ve ever done. It was an all day experience so wear your hiking boots, bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a Camelback of water. SO worth it! The entire trail is beautiful but it’s worth it to keep going until sky pond!

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