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Great routes, multiple trail options, varied terrain gives for beautiful scenery and exploring.

We took our small dog and he enjoyed it!

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20 hours ago

A fairly easy trail, with a bit of rock scrambling here and there. The views are beautiful and the trail is well marked. I would suggest trekking poles for those with balance issues or knee problems, and a can of Boost or comparable oxygen would come in very handy for those who haven't acclimated. I came from sea level and did the hike the day after landing, so acclimation was a bit of an issue for me. The oxygen really helped.

Day hiked to the lake Thursday, 10/12/17. Out and back 7.5 hours. Beautiful trail. Last two miles to the Lake were difficult due to the 1 to 3 feet of snow drifts and ~40 mph winds. Overall very happy with the hike and views.

Quick little loop trail, most amazing view in GOG for sure!

Great view at the end, in mid October the falls were frozen over but the path was dry. Only one or two patches of ice that were very avoidable.

My wife and I age 30 in good shape hiked this trail at a moderate pace to a boulder at the very top of the waterfall for a picnic lunch. We stopped in an open field to the left about 2 miles in that had a lake and a gorgeous view of mountain peaks. In all we stopped for a total of about 2 hours. We left at 9am and were back to the car at 3:50. Beware of horse poop and when you get to the middle of the waterfall, go through the woods to the right off the path to get to an upper path that takes you to the highest point of the waterfall on a bald boulder for a complete overlook. It doesn’t seem a lot of people know about that. We found it by chance. Absolutely worth everything. It was breathtaking!

As of 10/17 I disagree with the fact you NEED yak traks. They would definitely be helpful as I did not have them, but I was able to stay along the South side of the ridge and it was mostly rocky. Definitely bring trekking poles. I started at 7 on the dot, summited at 9:48, and finished at 12:03. Look out for mountain goats. Very windy atop the peak.

Moderate to difficult hike. Beautiful views worth the time and effort.

You will need yaktrax to complete the final ascent. Great weather today, mostly dry trail conditions until the last ascent.

Great half day hike. There was nice mix of terrain including a bit of scrambling at the top which kept things interesting. Was hiking with three teenagers and we made it up in less than 2 hours and down in less than one. Highly recommend this if you are pressed for time. The bonus was the chance to check out the Red Rocks Amphitheater before heading up the trail.