Explore the most popular fishing 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
4 hours ago

Would have been a much better hike if you weren’t also able to drive to the top.

Beautiful trail, not too strenuous. If your looking for less people, probably not your trail. But knowing how busy this area is, I was not surprised and really loved all the lakes along the trail.

hiking
7 hours ago

Incredible, went fairly unprepared for the length of the hike, all went well.
Vertical, unmarked up high, zero trail where you might want it most. Snowfields that required kick steps, wish we’d have had ice axes to self arrest and glissade. Flowers out the wazoo the right time of year, highly likely depends on snowpack. Only drawback as a day-hike is taking it all in, wanting to do a summit or two.

it's never open anymore. we've gone there 3 times and they have locked the gates.

The trail is great. Did it with my wife and two kids who are 9 and 6. They loved the trail also and really loved the falls at the end. We also took the dogs 12 and 3.

Gorgeous trail with lots of wildflowers, water features, and great views. Not too many people on this trail since most seem to turn off for crater lakes. Ample parking at the trailhead is a nice bonus. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful moderate hike. Certainly a long one. Bring lots of water and snacks. Traverse through marshy meadows, forest, by rivers, past pristine lakes. Absolutely lovely!!

Absolutely beautiful! you can see the lake almost the entire hike. The wildflowers were beautiful and some of our group saw a young moose in the water near the trailhead. Another saw a bear on the drive out.

hiking
12 hours ago

Fun climb up to beautiful views!

hiking
13 hours ago

Delivered as promised. Straight-forward hike, somewhat busy on the Saturday we visited. Parking lot fills, but overflow lot 250 yards down the road. Plan to spend time at the top, and bring a trash sack so you can "butt ski" down the glacier and stay dry.

3 lake hike great views. Must have 4x4 vehicle to go up road to trailhead otherwise have to walk up the road (0.7 mi) Pretty busy by 10 am. Snow still on 2 parts of trail, slippery. Steep inclines- but worth it!

Seeing Monarch during the summer was really cool. Walking along a beautiful stretch of the Continental Divide Trail was also really cool. So was seeing the pretty lake and walking back down towards the road next to a peaceful stream. Not cool? Getting stuck on top of a mountain completely unprotected with 35-45mph winds. Also, the “trail” from the CDT down to the lake is a very slippery game trail and a boulder field. It was pretty, but I wouldn’t do it again.

hiking
15 hours ago

Great trail. Not too crowded. Beautiful views from Panorama Point.

15 hours ago

Vacationing from Kansas City, MO. Loved this trail!

Nice short hike to a beautiful little lake

One of my favorites. There’s a couple of slushy snow patches. No micro spikes needed. A few muddy spots. One spot grabbed onto my boot and didn’t want to let go.

Great hike, be prepared for a good deal of snow banks still.

Hard hike but just as scenic the entire way up as at the top. We got lost at the top, so stay left and cross the creek. No snow on the trail as of 6/16.

hiking
18 hours ago

Short , easy hike. Nice views of a pond and good scenery the whole time. Not sure I would do this hike again though.

Difficult but worth the views! Lots of elevation gain in a short distance and a lot of hiking on scree. Get ready for a workout on the way up and be cautious on the way down, I slipped on the the scree and landed on my butt a couple times! Also, be careful taking your pups on this one, the rocks can make for very sore and bloody paws! My schnauzer made it all the way up but I had to carry him the last half of the top on the way down.

18 hours ago

Always extremely crowded with tourists at turquoise lake, do not recommend. Wouldn’t mind it if they weren’t so territorial and rude.

hiking
18 hours ago

Great first 14er! Rolling hills and beautiful views!

Wonderful little hike for people new to Colorado and/or new to hiking! I took some friends here on several occasions for their first visits to Rocky Mountain National Park and they loved it. Amazing views of Glacier Gorge, Hallett Peak, and Flattop Mountain. Highly recommend!

hiking
23 hours ago

Beautiful hike, very crowded though. I suggest starting early. Saw several elk along the trail. Surprised by the amount of people getting so close though. Saw a guy get charged at while trying to get a momma off the trail. So many neat places to stop and look around. Loved this hike!

Great ride, challenging and beautiful.. a lot climbs.

1 day ago

Nice walk. But it’s 1.8 miles each way

backpacking
1 day ago

We did this trail for a day hike last Sept, and it’s one of our favorites. We decided to backpack it this time. Found a great spot overlooking Lower Mohawk Lake about a 3 minute walk from the main Mohawk Lake.

I don’t normally leave trail reviews, but I noticed 3 days ago someone on here mentioned they were stalked by a mountain goat. It’s worth noting, we were too...actually stalked by two (I think Billies).

We followed all proper procedures for encountering mountain goats, but they would not leave us alone and stop watching us. We thought maybe we had gotten to close to their “territory” and by this time our (leashed) dog was so nervous and on-edge that we left.

So just remember there’s lot of wildlife out there and to know how to handle different types of animal encounters!

Also, the moderate rating holds true! I had ACL surgery 3 months ago and did fine. Only one tiny section of snow on the trail, but my trail runners did just fine.

How is the road to the trailhead?

Great hike close by! Nice steady incline to the reservoir. Some shade along the way. Beautiful lake views. Definitely ok for kids and pets/ just keep them out of the water and clean up!

I loved everything about this hike. All the lakes (Nymph, Dream, and this one) were beautiful. It was crowded but still worth it. I would recommend going early or plan to take a shuttle to the trailhead from park and ride.

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