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Really gorgeous and quite easy, but still a good workout. It’s great if you go in the evening, especially on the night of a concert because there’s no one on the trail and plenty of shade.

Great challenging hike without having to travel I70. Steep and rewarding. Careful coming down especially the bottom section as trail is loose and slick. Terrific views from the top.

loved this trail. peaceful.

Great hike! It is definitely steep, loose and difficult but the 360 views are stunning and the rock scramble at the top is really fun. We completed the hike with our kids, 9, 7 and 3 year old girls.

Nice loop. Not too hard not too easy. Lots of flowers this time of yr!

Went mid day. Very hot and arid, would be better in morning or afternoon. Well marked and pretty easy trail with some good views. The meadow was very pretty and green. The loop trail had tons of flowers and cactai. A nice 1-2 hr hike, not too hard not too easy.

3 days ago

We did this hike mid-afternoon and the first half was hot and sunny but we found some shade and a breeze closer to the top. The hike was a nice challenge and with the heat we made frequent stops. At the top we went to the Walker castle ruins and did the short loop called Walker’s Dream - both offered gorgeous views and several areas to sit and take it all in. We did not go past the ruins. Overall the Castle Trail took us about 3 hours and was just under 8 miles. The trail was pretty quiet, we came across a handful of other hikers, pups and a few cyclists. Would recommend this hike for a nice challenge that is close to the city and offers some beautiful views.

Really enjoyed this trail. Overall I’d say it’s easy with a few moderate parts sprinkled in that get your heart rate up. No technical areas by any means. Absolutely gorgeous to view the sunset from in the evenings!

Pretty difficult hike for a hot day. The lack of shade makes it pretty exhausting even though it isn’t that long.

Beautiful views. It was a bit difficult for our novice hikers. There was no shade and temps were 97*. I’m sure it would be much more pleasant with cooler temps and more experience.

Pretty views and easy but not too easy of a hike. Perfect for a quick weekend morning. Became a little crowded as we finished but if you go early it’s not bad. However there are some dummies because It is easier and I stepped in gum at the end of the hike. Leave nature how you found It people!

Bear Creek Trail was a very nice hike and was very shady most of the time. Views are great and the hike is pretty secluded. This is a great hike to take kids as well as pets.

Great views and easy trail.

Beautiful hike that has great shade and opens up to the city. You can connect to other trails that go through a meadow as well. This trail is majestic with flowers, trees, and rocks. Quick escape from the city for every mountain wanderer!

Perfect! Trails can get super busy as the day goes by. Most using the trails are courteous but there are plenty of mountain bikers who whiz past you so be alert.

This was a great, short hike just far enough away from the city to get great views. My out of shape dog was able to handle this one nicely.

A little long for my almost 3 year old, but we had fun spotting wild life along the way.

Challenging and beautiful! I love it !

Gorgeous view. Bottom half of the trail was pretty bland but was a good walk.

Great workout! While the trek up is a challenge, coming down was more difficult...lots of scree and steep, slippery terrain. Wear good shoes! As others mentioned, there is basically no shade. Gate 4 at Red Rocks was closed when I arrived, but I parked outside without issue.

Great begginers hike. Just moved to Colorado and am still getting used to the elevation. It was a good challenge but doesn't kill you! Perfect for out of staters!

Great hike for families! We have a toddler so we had a stroller and the trail was wide enough the whole way. Get there early because by 830am the lot was full.

Hiked here on 6/2; very pretty trail and beautiful day. So many wildflowers!! First part was steep for a bit but then leveled out, but overall pretty easy hike! Parking was limited, we got there around 11am though.

The view at the top is nice but I'm not sure it's worth having to listen to the highway, consistently moving out of the way for mountain bikers, and being very hot because there is no shade.

This was a great trail for a first time solo hiker. A few things however:

The castle ruins are the Walker House Ruins. The tip of this trail goes past the ruins to the west parking lot which is just bathrooms and benches. As it was a very hot day and this is a long hike, I think you could turn around after visiting the cool Walker ruins. Shave off some time and save up some energy for hiking back to the east lot.

Pretty rocky so I recommend wearing boots. I would’ve probably had worse luck with just sneakers. Traffic was reasonable. I was alone for much of it but never too far away from other hikers so I felt safe. Some wildlife sights, came across a rattlesnake early on the trail. Decent amount of shade throughout, but definitely exposed to sun for much of it as well.

All in all a great trail. I would just cut it a little shorter with foregoing the extra distance past the ruins.

Crowed on weekends but a good time

17 days ago

a nice easy hike. it was pretty and not too many people as soon as you leave the open space at the bottom. lots of uphill. a nice hike for when you just wanna get out for a little while and exercise, you can pretty much do it at any point during the daytime since it's pretty short.

Great hike. Just a heads up, no shades anywhere

Was very scenic and pretty and close to the city. Long enough to get a solid hike in and not overly difficult.

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