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A great hike. The TH on the Rainbow is unpassable due to extreme amount of down trees. The Peerless Mine trailhead is the way to access. You access by CR 198 following 331 for over 3 miles. Many Cross roads but stay on 331. AWD or at least some high clearance for the road. Rocky, steep in a place or 2 but doable in Outback on dry surface. Trail is beautiful. The lakes were pretty low due to drought but first one is a large lake. Loved the trail. Another beautiful Sangres trail. 8 miles round trip from Peerless Mine TH.

backpacking
1 month ago

We did an overnight backpack trip in July which was very nice. The weekend we went was very hot which was a factor in the hike up but it was enjoyable none the less. Sadly there were a lot of dead trees standing and on the ground which was a bit of a detractor. However, the fishing was good with Brookies in the lower lake and Cutthroats in the upper lake. A nice destination worthy of your time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for my tribe. Made it halfway up and thunderstorms rolled in. We had ponchos but turned back due to lightning. I’d love to finish this trail.

horseback riding
3 months ago

It was a beautiful trail but about 3 miles in the trail became very muddy with trees down. We were unable to continue because of a very large tree that our horses could not get over and there was no clear way around it. I was disappointed because I had heard that there was a beautiful meadow with great views to see. It would be an excellent hiking trail but not so much for horses.

backpacking
4 months ago

Epic. Both.

backpacking
4 months ago

good trail if you want to see two smaller lake hard too get too on the road but beautiful scenery and lots of edible plants (chock cherry and such).

Wonderful hike! The lake is beautiful. This trail is actually 12 miles round trip and goes to Cherry Lk, not Peanut Lk.

Best hot springs in the state. Clothing optional. Definitely don’t go w out a reservation. Pools at the top are a steep uphill hike w beautiful views and warm pools at the end. Several pools to enjoy around the property. The hike to the bat cave should be listed on here- it is only slightly challenging at the end and so worth the trip. Along the way are foundations and pieces of the orient iron mine that operated over 60 years ago.

This is misleading. There are miles and miles of trails at VVHS, not to mention off-trail possibilities.

The hike to the bat-cave is a must do if you are there July/August time frame to see the bat out flight at dusk.

This place is a true gem. It’s worth staying for a weekend!

hiking
11 months ago

We went in November - gorgeous secluded trail with an amazing aspen grove and lovely creek.

Swimsuit optional

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Wonderful hike. The dogs seemed to enjoy it. Beautiful lake. Wish I brought the fishing gear.

fishing
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Awesome hike! There's a few downed trees on the path, but I'd like to think that adds a little spice to the trail.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our three year old needed very little assistance (mostly crossing the bridges) the first 1/4 mile goes through private property so stick to the trail(and lock gates where posted) The trail winds through beautiful lush forest and follows a small creek (mostly run off I believe) I highly suggest it to anyone with kids. No biking! but horseback is allowed and would be so fun there.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

We attempted this hike today. However, the trailhead is impossible to reach with our Subaru. The normal dirt road quickly turned to a Jeep road. It was impassible for our vehicle. Do not plan on doing this hike without a high clearance off road vehicle.

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I can't really rate this trail since we couldn't make it all the way, it's our fault for renting a Toyota Camry to drive out into the mountains with haha
Definitely will need a truck or something higher up from the ground. There were a lot of rocks in the road closer to the mountain

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The road is accessible, the trail is pretty well capped, it's a steady incline to the top, all-around great Sangre hike

Trail was short, but nice views and the hot spring at the top was very natural and beautiful.

hiking
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nice view over the San Luis valley, hiked this before a drive in the Bonanza area (Jeep trails).

trail running
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Beautiful trail, loaded with wild raspberries and mushrooms. Running you can do it in 3hrs.

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Amazing scenery, beautiful and fast stream beside the trail in several areas, some what tougher trek at the higher altitudes....but well worth it!

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