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Biked this in July 2018. Great scenery, approrpriate for all levels but plenty of restrooms/rest stops along the way. If in the area this is one of the best ways to take in what Glenwood Springs has to offer.

Great views of mountains and city, did not expect that being right in the middle of the city setting.
It was nice to get a quick/challenging hike in, then go to lunch, then get grocery shopping done all in one trip!

hiking
snow
13 hours ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike! It was really snowy when I went, but the trails weren't too terrible with snowshoes. I would highly, highly, highly recommend this hike! It was one of the most stunning hikes. I brought my pup and she had a blast!

hiking
closed
14 hours ago

The road was closed about a mile from the trail head but we expected that. It was such a great hike! Definitely dress warm for this time of year and bring good snow shoes. The water was beautiful through the ice and thick trees! I am so excited to see this place in the spring and summer!

man what a workout but worth it. icy would suggest using spikes.

Beautiful winter hike great place to watch the sunrise amazing views all around. Word of thanks to the snowshoers who went up the previous day , made the hike much easier.

Amazing trail! Easy to follow and breathtaking views. Muddy and icy for some parts as expected so be sure to have proper hiking footwear. Enjoy!!!

hiking
muddy
snow
21 hours ago

Great trail close to Denver. Not very busy midweek during the day. Some good views of peaks, downtown and red rocks once you get on top.

on Mallory Cave

hiking
21 hours ago

Pretty but super icy and muddy! 01/17/2019.

hiking
21 hours ago

Great challenge for anyone. Scenic views. Well trafficked but not over crowded.

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
22 hours ago

Beautiful sunny day with snow capped mountains calls for a winter hike . I brought my four legged companion, new hiking boots, essential day pack, and a positive outlook to what was to come when I arrived in the parking lot. I went counterclockwise, and trekked up the icy , muddy mountain top first (realized that when I finished my loop route) please be careful as there’s a lot of black ice venturing upwards, especially in the shady parts of the trail when you curl around the mountain. It was very muddy throughout the beginning and near the end of the hike. Overall found some gorgeous gems, had a great workout for my physical body and a much needed adventure for my soul today . Out and back took 2 1/2hours . The last half hour was collecting rocks and sipping in the sights of downtown Denver whenever there was clearance through the forest . Ski poles are recommended even with waterproof winter hiking boots.

snowshoeing
snow
23 hours ago

Jan 17, 2017
Temp: 20s

Conditions: mostly overcast with patches of blue sky, some light snowfall, wind in open areas.

Experience: Excellent for snowshoes, great snowpack and some very deep drifts. Parts of the worn trail had 4-6” fresh snow. Very deep snow off trail (as deep as my hiking pole). Nice hiking though the trees but no spectacular viewpoints. Zimmerman Lake had significant snow cover, and found some slushy ice under the snow, so use caution.

walking
23 hours ago

This should be rated as an easy trail as it is either paved or a crushed rock base and the grades are gentle. This section of trail connects to other trail systems that can get you from the mountains to downtown Denver. Take a look at the maps and make your own suburban adventure.

hiking
snow
23 hours ago

This is a great, easy hike. Very beautiful!

It was snowing when I did this trail last week, but still completely doable. I didn't want to snowshoe or struggle to get to a trail head, but still wanted nice views. This hike checked all the boxes. I wore spikes, but you could easily do the trail without them. Even in the snow, I passed several other hikers. I imagine it's a very busy trail when the weather is better.

Great little trail for viewing red rocks and foothills. There are some off-shoot trails as well. Easy enough for small dogs.

trail was snowy so we walked the road up. saw a herd of deer! pretty hike and really easy.

One of my all-time favorite hikes! Close to home but it doesn't feel like a lame weekend warrior kind of trail. Great starter hike for the inexperienced.

beautiful scenery!

It’s listed as a moderate trail but for hiking I’d say it was really more of an easy trail. Seemed like it was better for trail running and I can see the mountain biking appeal as well. Nice view to the West but most of the view was a little more developed than I was hoping for. Probably will still go back though for easy, relaxing hikes; also probably after the snow has melted and the vegetation is more visible.

Great for hiking in the snow! absolutely beautiful. Trafficked but not heavily. I will be back soon.

hiking
1 day ago

There was one section of the trail that I completely missed somehow according to the map on here but otherwise a great short hike. Icy and muddy right now though so proper footwear is definitely reccomended.

Very icy near the top. A bit of a scramble too, most dogs wont make it the last .4

hiking
2 days ago

Great weather yesterday at Chasm Lake! micro spikes from trailhead to lake and I was glad to have my ice axe for the last half mile. Be careful and enjoy!

I did this trail yesterday carrying my 9-month-old daughter in a pack. The trail was snow packed most of the way and my friend and I both wore microspikes and were very happy to have them. There was only one section of trail that was exposed and a bit muddy on the right side with hard ice on the left side. It was a beautiful bluebird morning with low temps, so not much melting happening yet.

A beautiful peaceful day on the trail. The trail was snow packed so no need for snowshoes even after freshly fallen snow 2 days prior. Parking is a challenge since the lot has not been plowed due to the furlough :0(. Could not make it to calypso cascades since the trail disappeared shortly after the “Y”. Therefore backtracked and went to Finch Lake instead. I was the only soul on the trail today. Of course it is Monday. Beautiful views of Mt Meeker and Longs about half way up. Sweet little creek crossing that had amazing ice crystals

hiking
2 days ago

Did this hike in mid November and it was amazing. We got hit by a decent amount of snow throughout the entire hike which just added to it. The silence walking on Dream Lake with nothing but the snow falling was stunning! Definitely rent spikes.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

This hike was so enjoyable, with hardly any huffing and puffing. Nothing but spectacular views from top to bottom. To top things, we only saw one other hiker. You can see everything from the top including the Indian peaks wilderness, and I am pretty sure even longs peak to the north. You could still see boulder also. This is a great beginner’s hike. It was breathtaking with all the snow called vistas!

Completed 1/15. Pretty snowpacked with ice in some spots. Needed spikes almost the entire way. Beautiful winter hike!!

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Snowshoed this trail in mid January. Really enjoyed the views of the mountains on the west side of the valley. The trail was easy to follow with a foot more snow on each side of the trail which was covered with several inches of trampled down snow.

walking
2 days ago

Nice couple mile loop. Walkway onto the lake. Lucky enough to see a Bald Eagle there today. However, people who walk their dogs there need to,be responsible owners and pick up their dog's mess..

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

This was such a fun trail with breathtaking views! It had just snowed and the red rock against the white powder was so beautiful! The uphill was a bit challenging for someone who doesn’t hike a lot, but the views and experience were truly amazing!

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