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Awesome hike with lots to see! Bridge Creek was completely dry while we were there. The trail is steep in some sections, with some loose rock. Watch your footing on the way back down. Got to the summit of Windy Peak, just in time to watch the clouds move in, and cover the entire valley. The meadow section of the trail is full of wildflowers right now. We hiked on a Wednesday and only saw 2 other groups. Will probably do this again as an overnight, and stay at one of the backcountry camp sites along Mountain Lion Trail.

What a great trail! I did a solo hike with my two dogs and I was totally amazed with how clear the trail was for a Saturday morning. We started our hike around 945 and maybe saw three other groups on the way up but 98% of our hike was alone. If you are looking for the weekend, definitely go early if you want to avoid crowds! On our way down we probably saw 15 groups going up around noon. Despite that, this is a gorgeous trail with a lot of diverse scenery. It was nice to have a versatile change of up and downhill on the way up and down. About the seven dollar fee… Make sure that you pay that at Nott Hill about 2-3 mins before you get to the trailhead. I made that mistake and had to drive back. Have fun!!

Very nice trail system that is well-marked. There’s a decent amount of climbing but well worth the views at the top. Beautiful wildflowers, butterflies. Saw numerous chipmunks, and a few deer. I hit the trail around 0730 and there were only a handful of cars in the lot. As others have said, don’t forget the $7 fee!

Bring $7 cash with you there’s a drop box about a mile before the parking lot on the left. The hike was beautiful, changing scenery and enough shade to keep you cool. Going clockwise and following Burro trail, it starts easy and has a steady incline, if you keep pushing through the steeper parts you’ll get rewarded with a shady flat path to catch your breathe as you keep on truckin’...Took me an hour and 30 mins to get to the top of windy peak at a steady rate, no breaks. Took me about the same to get down since I rolled my ankle on some loose gravel on the way down so be more careful than me! Lots of butterflies in the meadows, didn’t see any animals but at the very end I saw a cool looking snake. Not a rattle but still a snake. Only ran into 4 people the whole hike!!!

Beautiful hike to Windy Peak. Bring lots of water - limited shade covering in parts and incline can take a toll. Park office on the way to the trail head where you can purchase a day or year pass. Shade and picnic tables near the parking. The drive in past Golden to the park is absolutely gorgeous. ~10 miles of newly paved road for an incredibly smooth climb up.

So hard but so worth it!

Great hike, well marked trails, awesome scenery. Challenging and fun!

Great loop trail to Windy Peak (which is very aptly named). Lots of signs to keep you on course. It’s a fairly steep hike but there is also plenty of shade. Be prepared to pay $7 due to Park fees. Was very low traffic for a Sunday. Also plenty of picnic tables are the trailhead to relax once you finish.

I started around 9 am on a Wednesday. Very few other people were there. The trail was great because it was shaded. And the ups were often paired with downs/flats so it was easy to recover without stopping. I added the Windy Peak trail at the top for a total of 6.6 miles. I got back to my car around 11:30 am. Loved this hike!

Difficult with easy patches, making it pleasant to keep going. Lots of options for alternative trails. Many beautiful views.

Nice well maintained trail. Weren’t a lot of people and had a nice view at the top. Wasn’t to challenging but all in all beautiful area and great day.

Great trail. Originally started off with the intent of doing just Burro Trail but decided to go up to Windy Peak. Climb up to the peak was still a bit messy / with a little snow but nothing terrible. Views at the top were amazing. Definitely worth going to see. Overall great hike with lots of challenging hills. Not a ton of people out. Bring cash ($7 for park pass).

Great hike. Tough elevation gains but great views to reward you. A hike we will go back to for sure. Not too many people, trail was mostly dry with a little bit of mud and snow (no traction required). Don’t forget this is a Colorado state park and requires a day pass.

Gorgeous hike. Not too crowded. The trees aren’t too dense, so you get nice views along the way. Definitely worth the push to get to the peak, as the view is breathtaking. Took quite a long time to do the entire hike due to altitude gains.

Ok... First of all- My phone died after 12 mile mark and I was upset!! But I am glad I made it back to the parking lot since I went off trail 2x since I was not looking at the map sometime.

Second of all- It was nothing but muddy trails (60% of the trails were covered with mud!!) even 10 days past after the last snow and it has been warm days(Today was 57F). If you enjoy mud run/hike, do it! But if you don't want your awesome shoes to get filthy, don't do it! If it was not muddy, I was probably able to finish this trail before my phone died. :(

Third of all- When I went off the map, I didn't realize for about 10 minutes. Then I tried to go back to follow the map since my phone was dying and didn't want to go off the map, I had to go though a "closed" trail (didn't have a sign but had logs to block the trail, it seems) and once I started walking towards the map, the snow was getting deeper and deeper and I basically had to follow the map to make sure where I was going. Once my battery life showed 20%, I started to panic because I didn't see no human footsteps but some kind of large animal's. I ran as fast as I could, but since the snow was deep and didn't know where I was going, I almost started to think if my life is in danger. Then, I saw the "closed sign" and realized that this particular part of the trail was closed for the season.

Please make sure to follow the map or know which way to go, have enough snack and water and save your phone battery life until you're sure where your car is parked! Whew. It was such an adventurous hike(unexpected) though!

Good trail - we hiked it the first week of March and it had a good amount of snow and ice we had to hike through but not too bad even without a nice pair of hiking shoes. We got to see a moose! It did get a little confusing because there are three loops that intersect one another so if you take the wrong turn you have to back track but it was overall very enjoyable. We will be back in the spring!

The terrain varied all the way to the top (meadows, rocky crags, forest). Not much snow until last push to Windy Peak - where traction devices proved very useful. We took Mountain Like back (via Hidden Valley), which was gently downhill pretty much the entire way and gave us different scenery.

Did this trail on Thursday February 8th. There was hardly any snow or ice until the last .5 mile up to Windy Point. It was totally doable with a good pair of shoes. Nice hike, well maintained and marked.

I left my dog leash along the trail somewhere. I hope it finds a happy new home.

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I wanted to get a hike in just in case the weather people are right and we get a storm Sunday. Not many people on the trail in the morning but more as the afternoon went on. Since it was a little cool, I was glad Windy Peak didn't live up to it's name. Mostly the trail was very steep, rocky and shady with some breaks of sunshine that warmed me up a bit. It was a beautiful day and a great work out. On the way back to the parking space I took a detour to Hidden Valley and the Tallman Ranch that was interesting.

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Beautiful hike. Trail in great condition and well marked. Low traffic. Tough but fun ascent to Windy Peak. Good for the doggos, too.

Hiked this 12/31. Stunning views! Green rolling peaks, snowy vistas and spire like rock columns. Snow partway up, a little slippery but manageable with hiking boots. A must-do!

Beautiful! Must Go.

Clear trail conditions on january 7th. Trails are well marked with only a minimal amount of effort to navigate. Self-service $7 fee to enter park. Hunting season is also open at this trail head, so take extra precaution. No real views to speak of except at the very top of windy peak (which is aptly named).

Windy Peak provides a beautiful, rewarding view of the Continental Divide. On Jan. 1, 2018, the Burro loop was 95% dry and clear of ice and snow. The side trail up to Windy Peak had snow and some ice, but we made it up and down with just hiking boots. Pay attention to each intersection as it's easy to get turned around and the Burro loop requires several right turns. The trial was quiet and we didn't run into anyone until the last mile. There are a few bridges at the beginning and end where your dog can grab a drink.

Good times. We had to walk up after the first mile but had a good time and ran all the way down. It is fairly rocky and steep in places on Belcher. Sometimes rocky and sometimes steep. Not a lot of both at the same time but it made it too hard to run up. Evens out at the top before Round Up. Exposed most of the way up but shaded near Round Up.

This is a great loop on the less traveled, west side of White Ranch. I prefer to do the loop clockwise for better views and a shorter, but steeper uphill back to the parking lot.

Beautiful weather. Took me about 3 hours to get to the top.

I went up to the peak and the weather was amazing. The trail is still clearly visible

Beautiful view of grass lands

This trail was fun and beautiful. We had a cloudy day with a little rain so we missed some of the beauty of the views. Hiking poles helped a lot.

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