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Nice very flat circular route around the lake. Nothing much on the damn side but trees on the west side

Easy trail for kids. Great flat lander first trail.

Simple hike to the top. Great for small children. Easy flat lander first day.

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snow
8 days ago

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no shade
22 days ago

I did the Stone Mountain variation of this trail today. The trail is mostly snow-covered with higher elevations and more snow. Traction was unnecessary but could have been helpful in places. The trail was almost unused.
Great trail, conditions and day.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

2/2/19 - Overall it was a great trail that I am looking forward to trying again. I started at Lory State Park and followed the trail until it connects with Horsetooth. It was a bit muddy in some spots, and I stopped at Horsetooth due to the ice. I only saw a few people on the trail, and the incline was constant but manageable. Perfect hike for me and my dog.

a lot of people and dogs out for a Friday at noon. Sun is shining. Parking lot near Lee. Trail all dry except the beginning where there are some trees. That part has some snow and ice. But beyond the trees is totally dry for the first Loop of this Trail

Great hike - nice trail - small hills - lots of flat. Gorgeous views !! Nice for all levels.

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muddy
snow
1 month ago

Moderate traffic for a Saturday, plenty of parking. Warm days mean this hike will be packed, and for good reason. Great views of the backbone and the Front Range. The keyhole is fun to check out, but my favorite part of my hike was passing by it and taking the Hunters Loop, such beautiful views of the entire backbone from a higher vantage point.

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1 month ago

Hiked on 1/20 from the Arthur's Rock trailhead all the way up to the Towers. It was my first time doing Mill Creek trail. The trail was snow covered almost all the way from entering Horsetooth Park all the way to the towers, it wasn't icy but traction devices helped although it could have been done without them. The incline was never ending but provided some nice views along the way. I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for a killer workout close to town. I will definitely be doing this again.

closed on 1/20/2019

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1 month ago

This an easy loop trail. Did this in about two hours with my grandkids.

My wife and I hiked this today and you definitely have to watch for mountain bike riders and such, but the terrain was not difficult and is kid friendly as we saw a lot of other families out there today. The “Keyhole” is definitely worth checking out. All in all a good hike.

Heads up! This trail was CLOSED on Jan 19th 2019.

There was a barricade across the road entrance and tractors in the parking lot area.

I did this trail yesterday. Definitely longer than 7.4....more like 9.5 to the top. I did about 8 and turned around to get down before sundown. Great trail markers. It was snowy...I’d say 4” where it wasn’t packed down. Great views out towards Loveland and RMNP.

Great hike minimal parking. Try to go on a weekday, weekends are very packed. Easy To hard trails. Very beautiful. Bikers can be rude be aware.

This is a nice trail with a good variety of terrain and views. Hiked it on 1/5/19. There were quite a few spots with packed snow. I had micro spikes with me but didn't need to use them. You have to watch closely for the fork that splits to Sheep Mtn (right) and Stone Mtn (left). there is no sign post and it could be easy to miss. The fork is in a clearing about a quarter mile after you cross the creek. After that the Stone Mtn trail is not as well defined and easy to follow. But with an alert eye you should have no problem staying on it. There's a boulder scramble at the summit, but nothing technical. great views if you make it up there! I clocked the round trip at 7.55 miles.

So great to have a place like this right in town!

Missed this hike for 17 years driving from FOCO to RMNP... Great hike with rolling hills and great rock formations.
My bride of 37 years & I thoroughly enjoyed this "walk in the park!"

Made this hike right before Christmas and there was no snow and very few ice patches. Trail was busy with lots of people and dogs. In speaking to the ranger there has been mountain lion signs and sightings. During warmer months there are lots of snakes including rattlesnake. Will do this hike again.

trail running
2 months ago

Great climbing with gorgeous views. A little icy where the snow has melted and refrozen.

This trail is a HIDDEN GEM. I don't generally like sharing amazing trails as I like to keep things I find to myself, BUT considering the fact that almost all of the reviews for Stone Mountain are FOR THE WRONG MOUNTAIN, I feel it extremely necessary to step in and give the correct information. If you follow the main summit trail to the top, you will end up on SHEEP Mountain. If you walk to the top and there's a huge summit cairn, a sitting area, and NO views, you are on SHEEP Mountain.

STONE Mountain can be reached by following the main summit trail to a faintly marked intersection about 3.5 miles in. Go LEFT for Stone, RIGHT for Sheep. The Stone trail is faint, but visible if you're looking for it. At this point, you only have 3/4 mile to the summit. Class 3 scrambling is required to get to the top, so small dogs or kids may not do well here, or anyone unable to climb a bit. Once on the top, you have 360* views of the plains, Longs Peak, and the Mummies. Absolutely worth the effort. 8.6 miles round trip, NOT 7.2 as advertised.

Nice, quick hike that is family friendly. My kids enjoy the hike and looked forward to the Keyhole at the end of the trail.

Nice view. Close to town.

Near our house.. and the puppy loves it! A great after-work or Sunday morning hike.

Our family of six hiked to the Overlook & back today. Beautiful weather the day before Thanksgiving & landscape, but trails were a bit muddy and there’s some steep stairs. I made sure my kids got up alright, then tripped myself. Whoops! Trails were busy with people of all ages and lots of pups along the way!

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