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Less of a hiking trail, more of a massive road.

Great view in relation to the effort it takes to get there

We went on a Saturday morning with our dog, it was busy around 745am or so. The pathways are narrow in some areas. Hiking boots aren’t necessary however there are many areas with loose dirt and uneven footing that are a bit slippery with standard tennis shoes. There are signs for rattle snakes and mountain lions but we didn’t see any. Cool rock formations with pathway information/history of formations.

Awesome little hike. Amazing terrain and views.

This is a very enjoyable hike. Parts of it are steeper then I expected, but I'm a flatlander so anything with an incline is steep. There is a "new" section that has been cut, off of the Walker Ranch Trail Loop parking area. Not sure how long it has been this way.

Hot in summer. But beautiful

Lots of mountain bikes, and I can see why they want to be out here. The scenery just off the path is serene and calming. And there are plenty of downhill sections with banked corners and interesting rock obstacles for them.

12 hours ago

Enjoyed the trail overall. The first mile or so was a little boring and the Aspens near the trailhead were mostly all green (9-23-18). The entire trail had a bunch of Aspens and it wasn’t until about the halfway point that we started seeing color. The hike was pretty easy - only a few parts with a decent incline. It took my wife, 4 year old and I about 3 hours to complete the loop with lots of stopping for pictures and lunch. I’m not a trail runner but this would be a nice trail for that. The only major bummer about the trail was following the power lines, but that was expected. Really enjoyed seeing views of Pikes Peak for the majority of the hike.

13 hours ago

Nice trail! I would definitely do this one again. Just getting used to altitude. It was perfect for that. Lots of people on the trail for a Monday morning.

14 hours ago

Very challenging! Beautiful!

15 hours ago

This is a beautiful trail. The trees are starting to change, which gives it an enchanting feel. My 15 year old and 8 year old loved it. We did not make it to the mine, so maybe next time.

Nice views and not hard at all

17 hours ago

Nice easy hike, get there early, people who like to take up the entire trail show up in groves at about 9am through the rest of the day.

Cold in the morning but warms up quick, got there just before 7am and it was a zoo when leaving.

Hiked via Barr Trail on 9/23/18. We had perfect conditions, with the morning being cool and the temperatures never getting to high even though it was a 100% sunny and clear day. This was our first 14er and we are not regular hikers. We were on trail at 5:20 am and reached the summit at 2:50 pm. It was amazing, beautiful views and a great challenge for us. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen will be needed once your past the tree line. You can refill or supply at both Barr camp and get water at A Frame, I recommend traveling light if your not an experienced hiker and your attempting this. We brought too much food and a larger pack than was necessary. We hitch hiked down the mountain which shouldn't be too hard, but making more reliable arrangements down are a good idea if you aren't going to hike back down the mountain.

As part of an Outward Bound course, I carried a 65 pound pack over the top of Mt Elbert, as we did not return the route we ascended. That was 38 years ago. I plan to try it again as a day hike at age 65.

off road driving
19 hours ago

Great trail

very little shade
easily accessible
not too difficult
decent views

One of my most frequented runs. Good flow of people

trail running
1 day ago

It’s a great trail, but very busy on the weekends and not a lot of shade in the beginning of the day

Incline was too much to be considered as moderate. End of the trail did not end, nor was there a crater to look at. Had to turn around because the trailer was too hard and took too long to finish.

Easy hike close to Breckinridge. Great view of the ski area in the distance. The abandoned mines along the trail make it more interesting than just a regular hillside hike. There are additional trails branching off if you want to go longer.

1 day ago

pretty enjoyable trail. Couple mostly easy beside the downhill at the back of that trail. I had a wheel up a time or two. You'll want a spotter and or armor underneath

4th gen 4runner 3in lift on 33s

Great hike for the family. The last .25 miles was pretty steep and I would say makes the trail towards the upper end of easy, my 4 year old ended up on my shoulders. Plenty of aspens which made the fall colors incredible. Loved it.

Incredible views!

Loved this trail! Well maintained, well marked, moderately busy on this Sunday afternoon (a couple of young families, 4-5 mountain bikers, a few people with dogs).
We parked at the ice rink, then took the free bus (Boreas Pass) up to the stop “Bluff Condominiums” (10 min ride), walked about 3/4 of a mile up along the road to the trail head and hiked the trail down to the ice rink. Would recommend doing this if hiking with kids.
Aspen are mostly bare by now (Sep. 23). We were able to catch a few patches of pretty fall foliage on the lower half.
Upper half of the trail is tranquil, lower half you can hear some traffic.

Nice close trail!

off road driving
1 day ago

Switzerland trail was not a challenge at all! we saw a mini van out here. look out for lots of pedestrians on foot and on their pedal bikes. IF you choose to go down Pennsylvania gultch, then make sure you have a good 4×4 and clearance. It is extremely tight and very challenging. stock jku Rubicon

1 day ago

Lots of aspens changing colors right now! Beautiful hike, long but not technically challenging.

Busy. I would say this is highly trafficked. It is beautiful this time of year!

1 day ago

Small parking lot/trailhead was tucked behind some houses. Turn L into the parking lot with a city maintenance building (looks like a fire station) and the trailhead is just beyond it. Trail was nice and pretty well marked. Some beautiful views and the aspen trees were turning (some full yellow, others almost there). There were some steep climbs but they leveled off and most of the 5 miles was a pleasant level hike (we went clockwise) There is cell coverage so we were able to check the AllTrails app about 1/2 way through the hike to make sure we were on the right track.

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