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Trail was very snowy and due to the past few days of wind the snow wasn't very packed. Super beautiful and amazing hike and there were plenty of people on the trail, but I would not recommend it without snow shoes or spikes

9 hours ago

Trail was very snowy and due to the past few days of wind the snow wasn't very packed. Super beautiful and amazing hike and there were plenty of people on the trail, but I would not recommend it without snow shoes

10 hours ago

Pretty hike! Short enough to do mid-day, microspikes would be beneficial!

12 hours ago

Minus the first half mile mudfest, once reaching the river, the scenery was spectacular. Cliffs on both sides with a small stream creating a frozen waterfall on the opposite side. Hiked this during a snowstorm which really made it memorable. I'll have to plan this hike again in the summer and have a picnic on the waters edge.

14 hours ago

Hiked 3/13 with boots plus 30 lbs of camera gear, 20oz of water, a camera monopod/tripod/walking stick, and a MacBook Pro 15 (Which I regret carrying). Trail is mostly snow and very little ice unless you include the frozen lake. Great for first timers during all seasons. Definitely quite the winter wonderland and there's a fair amount of friendly people throughout the trail.

15 hours ago

Great to snowshoe in fresh powder. Limited views - not sure I would like it without snow covered trees

Beautiful lake.

The trail is still somewhat icy at the moment. But if you have your spikes, this is a fun, fairly quick hike that will get your heart rate up and reward you with a gorgeous view from the arch at the top.

Loved the challenge of the beginning of this hike, well worth the view at the top of Pikes Peak. Carried 30lb of toddler on the way up on my back and would do it again!

Very easy hike with some cool rock formations that provide great picture opportunities. Completed with a 1.5 yr old and 4 yr old without difficulty.

Easy hike with a lot of stairs. Good for kids, but you may need to carry them some if they’re young. Great views from multiple points along the hike.

20 hours ago

Nice calm relaxing hike. Not much to see but gets you close to nature

21 hours ago

Hiked 3/15/18: There was some snow in very small patches, no need for microspikes or crampons. Such beautiful views. Easier than moderate. I hope to return in spring /summer.

23 hours ago

Love this hike and the views. Splendid! The main trail is well packed - no need for snowshoes but if you plan to venture off-trail - take your snowshoes. We did. The meadow areas are open enough that you won't get lost on the way to the mining cabins. And enough people have gone off-trail so that there are routes to follow. Off the trail, the snow is still 3 ft.+ deep. Enjoy the snow while you can!

23 hours ago

So much fun!

Hiked early in the morning. Decided to go out and back on Sleepy Lion trail instead of taking the loop back which would have just followed the road. We also took Professor's Ranch trail which takes you to the top of the Dam instead of going to the bottom where the water outflow is. You will see the sign as you wind down near the Dam. Great hike with views of Long's Peak and the Res.

Hiked this yesterday with my daughter. It was awesome! Some tough climbs at the end with ice and snow pack but well worth it. Micro spikes are a must. A frozen Glass lake and ice fall made for some great pictures.

Fun. Parking is tight. Though one can park at two other trail heads.

Very cool and simple trail! Beautiful this time of the year!

Very relaxed and beautiful trail!

Hiked 3/14. Great hike for people who are familiar with the outdoors. We hiked with just hiking boots but microspikes would have definitely been handy as the snow was a bit slick/slippery. Beautiful weather made it an incredibly beautiful hike. When we arrived at Emerald Lake it was extremely windy but we were able to sit and take in the majesty of the lake for a few minutes before we headed back.

Wow! The description of this trail is on point, as well as everyone's reviews. We had hiked Emerald Lake the day before and wanted something more challenging... we got it! We wore microspikes and used trekking poles the whole way up. We were hit by a snow storm about halfway to Sky Pond and pushed through. The most difficult part is right before you hit the pond. The trail is barely hiked and therefore you sink pretty deep at such a steep incline. The part where the strap is is extremely icy and therefore I "Spidermaned" my way up the left side of the boulder instead of the right (not using the strap). The pond was gorgeous and frozen solid. *caution** heard a bear as we began our decent down the steep incline. You should bring : snow shoes, microspiked, snow pants, and trekking poles at the very least. *** Also, I dropped our little fox somewhere around Glass Lake, when the snow melts and if he is seen please feel free to contact me via Facebook, he's a precious part of our lives ;(***

1 day ago

Beautiful spring hike! It’s a long hike to the end, but the views throughout were awesome! We saw big horn sheep and a followed the creek throughout. Afterwards we hit the dunes. Made for a great day.

Not much shade, and yeah you can see/hear I-70, but I really like this trail! Nice if you’re looking for an easy walk, dogs and kids would probably find it enjoyable, and though I came in winter when the plants and trees are brown, and the wildlife isn’t active, it was pretty and peaceful. I’ll definitely come back again as it seems great for trail-running, too, and it’s not too far from Denver. Bring water/sunscreen/hat if you come.

3/14/18 - today was warm, about mid 60's, so there wasn't any ice at the top. A few sections of the packed show was a little wet and slippery, but not difficult at all. I had brought microspikes just in case and didn't need to use them.

Love this trail! Fairly easy hike with a great view. We always take visitors from out of state here. They’re always happy with the views!!

Oh man incredible views of the red rock!! This is an easy walk but I went the wrong way and went the long way round to Bent Rock. Unlike its name I was expecting a Rick but it’s really the low part of the basin. It’s Bent Rock Canyon. I was told try it while the flowers are in bloom. No dogs... however I saw a woman with 5 children and a labradoodle that was NOT supposed to be there. I enjoyed the hike.. there’s lots of coyote scat and a little river runs through it.

We picked this as a training hike for summer 14ers and were not disappointed. It has a "road less traveled" feel to it without a lot of hikers. It starts out with steep dirt (poles recommended on the way down), then some flatter sections in the middle, and then some fun easy class 3 scrambling near the top. Good views of Red Rocks to the east and Mt Evans to the west because you are on a ridge much of the time. Not much shade though. We met a guy coming down who said it was his 704th trip in 15 years. So that's a pretty good recommendation right there.

Microspikes were definitely helpful, but snowshoes are probably overkill now. We had no problem making it to the lake with just spikes. The snow was only not packed down right near the lake

I gave this trail 5 stars because this place is beautiful. The trail is very easy but has some small obstacles. The trail runs along under canyons and a narrow river. Again, this place is magical. I will upload sone pictures.

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