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backpacking
6 days ago

Beautiful and relatively easy trail. Went here instead of Estes park to avoid the snowstorm and was really surprised with how warm and dry it was.

hiking
7 days ago

Not a severe incline. More like hiking a dirt road than a trail. Good for an hour jaunt.

Fantastic. Seems much longer than a usual mountain 6 miles however.

on Tabuache Trail

hiking
13 days ago

A easy to moderate hiking trail full of switch backs and pretty views.

backpacking
14 days ago

Did this as an overnight backpack trip with 7 women. Requires removing packs and handing them down at the final drop down into the bottom of Pollack, and then some removing and handing up on the ascent a half mile later. Great camp spot opportunities at about mile marker 4, between some large rock formations. Dropped heavy packs there and continued on to the arches.
The "short cut" through the last arch "Rainbow" is rather challenging and not for the feint of heart. It requires steep rock climbing. The only saving grace is the grippy sandstone. With 7 women of varying heights, it took lots of shoving, pushing, and pulling each other up to make it to the top. That being said, it felt amazing once we did, and the ability to cut off a mile from the return trip was great. Warning: if you take the short cut, at the top TURN RIGHT for the short cut. If you turn left you will follow the ridge and add back on the mileage. Happy trekking.

hiking
17 days ago

Sweet trail system with a variety of lengths and route options. Claret cups were so pretty

Must find the kitchen otherwise fairly blah and quick add the no thorough fair hike to the first waterfall to make it decent

really fun! great view! easy enough for younger kids, while not being so easy it bores the adults. everyone loves this hike!

good hike to do with slightly older kiddos ( 7+ ) any younger, you might not make it past 1st pool

The path is wide enough to walk side by side with a few hiking companions. and it's a good workout but there is not much else to it.

Nice hike tonfirst waterfall and back. The cold water in the pools felt great on a warm day.

Very steep and it will kick your but if you're out of shape. Nothing to climb over or anything. Well maintained. Just pretty steep if you're starting at the Devil's Kitchen end.

I wasn't in love with this trail the trail was clear not many signs got lost 3 times I never did see the aches maybe I'll fly in so I can. Most definitely do not take a baby on your back

This was a wonderful hike with many beautiful views.

Awesome hike, lots of fun. Go all the way through the trail if you're okay with climbing steep rocks and dirt.