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Beautiful in winter.
Took 3 year old and baby in ergo. 3 year old enjoyed it and wanted more.
Frozen waterfall at end. Breath taking.

hiking
6 days ago

This is a beautiful and fun trail. Took my daughters and filled up our phones with photos of really unique things (for these Texans anyway), like frozen waterfalls, huge cliffs & sheer rock walls, the San Juan flowing in and out of frozen sections... Very doable and easy out & back hike. Highly recommend!

Great trail! We did this on New Years Day with our dogs. We made it out and back in around 4 hrs with stops and hanging at the frozen falls for a bit. Saw a lot more people than I expected. The scenery more than made up for it though. Very nice trailhead and maintained great. Highly recommended.

The trail was covered in snow so hiking shoes would be helpful. I would love to come back and do it again in the spring!

Nice hike (took around 8 hours), was sunny most of the way to the hot springs, however the sun was behind the mountains on the return trip.

Most of the trail has no tree cover, sunscreen recommended.

Trail had snow most of the way and ice in a few spots. Recommend waterproof hiking boots.

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We followed the directions from this app and ended up at a closed gate 2 miles from the destination. No signs leading to the falls. After a long drive on dangerous roads, we ended up having to turn around and find another trail.

Trail was not “easy” as advertised. Overgrown in many parts. Long drive on skinny roads to reach destination.

hiking
23 days ago

With the warm weather why not experience this great trail with a new look. The frozen river and lack of people made it a completely different hike. Do it if you can.

Breathtaking quick and easy

hiking
25 days ago

Breathtaking, quick and easy

hiking
30 days ago

Did this hike in July. Loved all the wildflowers! There are a lot of dead trees due to a fire years ago. This however provides incredible views of neighboring mountains and an opportunity for wildflowers to grow like crazy! We only encountered a handful of people and found the hot spring with the help of a fellow hiker. Be aware that you must navigate down a steep incline with a rope to access the bathing spot. Happy Hiking!

An easy stroll, especially if you have smaller kids. Lots of opportunities to scramble down to the river and just play around. Excellent views. Interesting rock formations.

walking
1 month ago

Great for the Littles in the group.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Muddy in spots, but no snow on the trail.

Love this trail ,where I proposed to my wife!

hiking
2 months ago

Short beautiful hike. Cool autumn temperature. Waterfall is pretty.

Very nice quick hike and spectacular waterfall, was there when it was snowing.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was beautiful - some parts were steep and rocky but it really leveled out and all the creeks were lovely on the way to the lake. Easily marked.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike a few weekends ago. It was an amazing hike and the main trail was cleared of trees. Unfortunately there was a lot of dead trees that made it not as pretty as it could be.

The description on this hike was fantastic! It was comforting to have these markers to be sure I was on the right trail. The only confusing part was at the end "where the trail forks. Shortly, maybe 15-20 steps) after the last drainage with the waterfall on your right, there is a fork that goes up to a primitive campsite. We did not see a route from here down to the stream. Instead we continued to the right of this fork around the top of the hill. You'll soon see an opening with many trails although some were blocked by trees. From this point fork left and down to the river. Follow down stream (back in the direction you came) to the hot springs.

Hiked this trail with a group of friends in mid-October. A few too many hills to be rated easy, so moderate is a good rating. Beautiful scenery with fall colors, and the waterfall at the end is worth it.

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