Explore the most popular trails near Parachute with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Awesome views, very few people. It is definitely a hard hike. Bring lots of water and bug spray. The trail to the lakes in much longer than 3.8 miles round trip, so beware.

Great hike, beautiful views, definitely needs better trail markers. Got a little bit lost!!!

Love this app!!! Just what I was looking for!

Signs have just been added from I-70 to the parking lot, making getting to the trailhead much easier. Make sure you have a good map for the upper part of the trail, the lower part is easy to follow. Very pretty resivior at the top... there are several if you explore a bit.
. and wildflowers are great.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

To access the trailhead you have to drive about 5 miles on a gravel road where a four wheel drive vehicle really is required, especially for the last half mile or so. Once at the trailhead make sure that you have some good hiking shoes on with good grip because the trail gets very slippery in places, especially on the way down. Also make sure that you apply some insect repellent because we forgot it and the insects were swarming us about the whole time. This is a long and HARD hike so you have to be in pretty good shape to be able to accomplish this one but the views are well worth it! I think that I am in decent shape for an average person and I was wore out after this one!

Friday, June 16, 2017

I looked this trail up and the directions
The directions are completely opposite but managed to go the right way and the direction to the lakes up top
It is all dirt road and brings you to private property at the top of the mountain with video surveillence and no where to park your car
not worth it
wasted 2 hrs drivinf up and back down it

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Not as difficult as the description makes it sound. A little steep in a couple of areas, but more long and steadily uphill than anything. Pristine reservoirs at the top with native cutthroat trout up top. Beautiful meadows and stream crossings. You even pass an old cabin in ruins on the way. Might even see a bear. Hidden gem that is rarely hiked by anyone but locals.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016