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hiking
6 days ago

Not the most scenic hike in the area but still not a bad outing. Lots of mountain bike traffic so keep your head on a swivel if you're hiking. The creek was nice but otherwise it really wasn't all that great.

10 days ago

this one is nice and flat, obviously for mountain biking but as long as you are aware of your surroundings passing bikers is easy. nice trees for hammocking and really rewarding with the views for how flat it is. You could go for a long time on this trail. I made it just passed the scenic viewing area of bottle peak with the bench along the creek and turned back after hammocking. overall about 4 hours.

hiking
13 days ago

Directions from Kremmling/Summit County - hop on Highway 9 going to Summit/Kremmling (opposite of where you are...) and turn on to Ute Pass Rd towards Henderson Mill. Once you get to the Y intersection at the top of the mill, hang left. Turn right on to County Hwy 32 and follow the signs to Lake Evelyn Trailhead! Slow going from there due to dirt roads and rough road the last four miles but a pretty drive!

Hike was great, once you get through the steep part it’s smooth sailing!

mountain biking
26 days ago

Start for King of the Rockies!

Hiking on this trail was amazing for me. Not hard to find and beautiful views.

extreme rocky...probably ok for experienced riders but too technical for inexperienced riders

Nice easy hike to go on with family. Our 5 year old did great. The waterfall was halfway in between and was a nice little reward. Nice photo op. Highly recommend.

Easy and well maintained trail.

You can’t hike here right now due to an active fire most of the area is closed off except for maybe three trails
Deadhorse is open but not the best if you wanted a scenic trail

We were also turned away by the sign saying wristbands are required. A YMCA staff member confirmed via email - the wristbands cost $20/person.

We were coming home from Grand Lake when we saw this trail on the map. We were excited to try it until we got to the parking area and saw that wristbands were required for that area. We went back to the YMCA office and were told that we could buy a hiking pass for $30 total for our family of four, or day passes for $60 total. We had no interest in hanging out at the YMCA... we just wanted to see the waterfall. I am writing this review so that others know that this is not a free trail to go on, which is disappointing.

Requires day pass for YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch.

This is a nice steady incline hike. Very kid friendly, well maintained, mile markers on trail, falls at the top and the option to loop around the lake back down. Lots of beautiful flowers, plenty of wildlife, dog friendly and stellar views. There is NO FEE to hike or park, ample parking and easy to find. If you need a map, just go into the main building on the left hand side as you enter the YMCA and Snow Mountain Ranch and ask the front desk for the trail map to the falls, very friendly.
We live here, but a great starter trail for others to acclimate to the elevation. Stay hydrated and enjoy the views!

We only made it to the creek where my family placed colorful rocks in the shape of a heart in remembrance of our angel baby Maverick. It was a magical experience.

walking
2 months ago

Walked from Winter Park resort to Winter Park. Nice, easy walk with picnic tables and benches along the way.

This was a great trail for my 7 and 4 year old kids. The perfect length, nothing too strenuous and a great reward at the end. The waterfall is just beautiful. The trail is pretty sunny, the Larson side is much shadier. We saw several bird species, squirrels, chipmunks and even a porcupine. The wildflowers were beautiful! Well maintained trail, easy to read and follow, bathrooms at the trailhead. We had no issue parking but it was a bit of a colder day, the lot is small so I can see it getting crowded sometimes.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an easy walk. We weren’t able to complete the loop because we ran out of time. If you go 1.7 miles past the eastern trailhead to the camp ground trailhead, it cuts off the timber slag area that is rather uninteresting.

7/8 road to the trailhead is closed due to fires in the area. Beautiful drive up to the road closure though, abundant wildflowers with a few Columbine!

walking
2 months ago

This one was pretty. Went solo, set up my hammock by the creek. Pretty flat, used mainly for biking but a really nicely paced easy walking trail.

Nicely maintained but entrance pass to snow mountain ranch to hike on their property was $20/person if you are not staying there

Nice, easy hike for families with a pretty falls. you also get some views of distant mountains on the way back.

Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. There was a little snow and some mud in spots. The only bad thing was the trail start was hard to find for my group.

Good quick beginner hike. My group used it as a test to acclimate ourselves to the elevation. There was some snow and played a little game of snowball baseball.

so much fun and beauty!! didn't realize this was a biking trail but it's awesome on foot too haha

mountain biking
3 months ago

A network of many trails in this area, many intersections to keep choosing from. Nice easy trails to relax on. One though had several downed trees at the end of May. Lots of shade. Great views when the trees clear.

Easy hike ending at a beautiful waterfall. The last part of the trail was still partially covered with snow. Seems well maintained though.

A beautiful, relatively flat trail. I hiked without skis or snow shoes. Paths are worn enough. The loop shown isn’t totally navigable this time of year. I had to double back to find a used path across the river. Still a good trail!

cross country skiing
8 months ago

We took someone new to backcountry skiing. He is an intermediate/advanced skier downhill. He had a good time on this trail. I suggest taking it clockwise, because you go uphill through the more technical turns at the NE part of the trail. This trail follows mainly the flume trail and the creekside trail. The trail stays fairly interesting for something with low elevation change.

cross country skiing
8 months ago

Great for xc skiing. Generally good snow from Late December through March.

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