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Really enjoyed this hike. The drive from Conifer to the trailhead alone was almost worth it. The first three miles you walk through the remnants of the Buffalo Creek wildfire which makes for a surreal landscape. Keep in mind that you are very exposed during the first three miles. Plan accordingly for the weather. The Chair Rocks are a bit tricky to find but well worth the search. Throughout the hike there are great views of Mount Evans and Pikes Peak. The Chair Rocks have great places to stop and have a little lunch with great views all around. Other than the length, the hike is not very strenuous. Steady climb to the rocks. It was also very quiet. Only saw a few hikers and bikers. A little far from Denver but the views and the seclusion make it worth the drive.
Hiked this trail this past Saturday/Sunday, had the intentions of making it up to trail junction with wigwam. There were no footprints in the snow after the last creek crossing. Some of the lower parts of the the last hill was not bad for snow cover but the higher you go the deeper it seemed to get. Ranged from knee to waist deep snow up this section of trail still. Made 3/4 of the way up the hill before we could no longer spot any more oblivious signs of a trail. Fun hike, exposed trail was pretty well maintained. Will be great to do the whole thing once it thaws out. As others have said the up hill past the last creek crossings is much harder hiking.