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One of my favorites. I love this trail. Be prepared to dedicate the whole day, Because you will want to stop several times to peep the views.

snowshoeing
21 hours ago

Did a full moon snowshoe hike for the eclipse Sunday night. Road conditions are manageable in a high clearance 4 by 4 but you should have all season tires, chains would be nice. Nice trench laid all the way from the TH to the Crags and route finding was easy even at night. If in doubt, hike up from the Mennonite Camp, don’t rely on others to pull you out. Beautiful snow conditions! About 2-2 1/2 feet of snow. Good BC Nordic skiing too!

This was a beautiful and nice hike. However, this trail is rated easy ,which it is, unless there is ice. Then I would rate it moderate/easy. Will be adding shoe cleats to my hike bag.

*you have to travel 2 miles north to get a $9 parking permit* (who ever put the buttons on it was color blinded, see picture)

snowshoeing
snow
22 hours ago

Perfect conditions for snowshoeing with fresh snow from that morning. Not a single person in sight, snow was sometimes 3 feet deep. Gorgeous views!

Nothing wrong but not too exciting either. A couple cool views of Golden but not much else during the winter.

off road driving
snow
1 day ago

Fun trail, but roll with a buddy or have some heavy recovery options. Completely iced over and you could find yourself in a tough spot when crossing the running water creeks.

Beautiful, easy, favorite place to hike while pregnant ❤️

Really pretty hike done 12/10. I schlepped snow shoes up with me, and didn’t even need them. I wore spikes, and was fine - didn’t even need those for certain sections - although sounds like there is a lot more snow now. I managed to get off trail at some point, but that’s not that unusual for me

Not my favorite hike at all. Still pretty, and nice - just so many other beautiful hikes to do in the area I would have rather done. Went 2nd weekend of December and wore spikes. Not necessary, but glad I had them. You can see the Coors plant for a lot of the hike which is not my thing at all. I like to be away from stuff, more quiet (or at least nature sounds) and different views. Nothing “wrong” with this hike, just not one I will ever do again, and wish I had not gone on. I think a lot of locals use it to walk their dogs. I can see how it would be great for that, just not one I was especially excited about as someone visiting and looking for more of a hike.

I really enjoyed this trail. The beginning, on the Colorado/Great divide trail, is very groomed with mulched bottom for soft stepping. The trip in whole challenged me, but ending it on a well groomed path was a life saver.

windy snowy day perfect for winter and only 15 min away near shopping. free parking and areas for lunch. around a neighborhood

Not packed in most areas but still a beautiful hike. Started GPS about .1 in and stopped at both overlooks on the loop. 2/52

hiking
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Highly recommend. One of the highest hikes above boulder. I started at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Not much parking at that small lot, but a bit of overflow on the east side of the road in. Park at Chautauqua otherwise per this trail map.

Conditions are snowy. 1-4” with deeper snow towards the top. Doable with hiking boots, but you’ll want your crampons to get up and back down.

Recommended for fit hikers only. 2-4 hour round trip hike, with 2,500’ vertical in 4.4 miles from Gregory Canyon Trailhead

Great trail, overlaps with Scotsman’s loop part of the way so don’t get confused by the signage-easy access via short path from the High Point parking lot (noticed a lot of 420 in that lot). Good trail in winter as most of the snow had melted

hiking
1 day ago

My new favorite trail. Basic to moderate. Great for hiking or shoeing. I hiked it after a snow and it was great. Beautiful views.

It was pretty icy towards the end, microspikes recommended for this time of year! But amazing hike with a great view of northern Colorado!

Pretty tough with the ice. Definitely bring micro spikes, makes a huge difference.

hiking
muddy
snow
washed out
1 day ago

Excellent hike with a little history at the top, I love hikes with a goal! As for the trails, Turkey Trot was far more entertaining than the Castle side which we came down. Being that the Castle trail was on the sunny side, it was pretty slushy and muddy. Yaks or spikes were necessary today to prevent slipping on my a$$.

Although the park is open in certain areas, this trail is currently closed. Looking forward to coming back in the future though.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Did this hike today. Probably because it was in mid January, we met very few hikers. It was snowy in places and heavy wind up top. Pretty decent hike but at times the trail routes might be tricky as there are few signs. I would say its above moderate to difficult hike.

Not as picturesque as some of the other hikes in the area, but still fun. Trail was visible today, and do-able without snowshoes or skis, but would recommend one or the other if you don’t want to post-hole on occasion. Trail can be a little dicey in the winter near some of the cliff edges. Ice on the lake is cool.

walking
snow
1 day ago

Went on a run there today and the path was snow covered/slushy all the way but no problem to run on.
The path itself is right next to 6 but while you can hear traffic for the most part it’s still beautiful. Great trail for an easy stroll or run.

Closed due to muddy conditions on 1/21/19

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome hike! We wished we would’ve had our yaktraks for the way down, but our trekking poles helped with the ice. Beautiful views and not too busy around 10am on Martin Luther King Day.

Love it because I can let my dog off leash in the back part. It's a great workout for both of us!

One of the most underrated trails I’ve ever done. Absolutely breathtaking. Not too strenuous, but difficult for us Indiana folk because of the whole breathing thing.

hiking
2 days ago

I’m going to miss this hike and the Fraser valley. Love you always

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Great trail, amazing views! We used snowshoes to the lower lake but they weren’t necessary (1/21).

Nice hike! Not too difficult but beautiful views for it’s proximity to the city. Trail alternates right now between dirt/mud and snow/ice so bring crampons in your bag if you have them.

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