Explore the most popular hiking trails near Winter Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a fabulous fall hike! Not a lot of color change in the trees but the willows in the alpine were a gorgeous orange and brown. It's not very strenuous but you still get a good work out in and decent elevation gain. Will be back!

It was an interesting hike . There is a lot of forest(roots) to get through to get to the pretty sites above the tree line. It takes about 1 hr 45 min to get out of trees into meadows and above tree line which is really nice. It took about 2 hr 5min to get to the lake. But guess what? If you hike up that ridge on N side of Lake there is another Lake twice the size of the main Lake. Also, if you have time recommend the hike up to the top of the Pass which takes about 45 min from Lake. The views are amazing and the switchbacks are well maintained . You can see the winter park complex and valley as well as both lakes. If you go to the top it is about 5 hr 30 min total trip plus time you eat and relax at top. If you just go to Lake it’s about 4 hr 15 min plus how long you hang at the lake. If you aren’t going to fish or going to hike to the top, there are shorter, prettier Lake hikes like diamond lake, brained, ect....

Was great to take out young daughter in and her hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike with amazing fall colors and waterfall at the end.

Pretty landscape,

Great hike. The uphill can be exhausted if you are not use to hiking in the mountains and haven't done cardio in a while.

hiking
11 days ago

favorite hike in the Fraser valley! tough & challenging but totally doable. mentally, the toughest part is the walk down the road once you come off the trail.

off road driving
13 days ago

Drove this trail in a stock tired old GMC Jimmy and kinda got hooked on off-roading. This trail is easy and has a few great views. About a week after this trip I did a full suspension rebuild for my Jimmy and lifted it 2.5 inches. Super excited to hit more trails.

backpacking
13 days ago

This was my first time backpacking, and it was a great way to get broken in! Gradual elevation gain until the last mile to Heart Lake. Without a pack, this is a very doable day hike up and back. Beautiful views all the way. Set up camp at Heart Lake, and hiked up to Roger’s pass the next morning. Only problem I had is we didn’t stay long enough!!

short hike but worth it ama amazing views

have made it to just the broome hut and also up the summit of the cone in two separate hikes. great views and not much wind for the elevation. not a hard hike and completed within 2.5 hours out and back

hiking
18 days ago

This was one of the most beautiful hikes we have done. The weather held up, and the fall colors were just beginning. The hike is along what looks like an old wagon road all the way down from the pass. The views of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley were outstanding, and once near the pass, the James Peak and the other mountains were right there. On the other side of the pass, the terrain changed and Heart Lake looked very cool. Really liked this hike. Round trip for the hike was a little over 3 hours. One important note: the road to the trailhead is very rough for the last 5-6 miles. High clearance or 4-wheel drive is a necessity.

hiking
20 days ago

We did this hike two weeks ago and linked it to the CrossTrail and then the Meadow Trail. It was great with consistent views throughout and a smooth and accessible trail. Perfect loop and one that we highly recommend and will do again. I can imagine that in the spring the wild flowers would be abundant, but even in the summer it is nice. We would say that the morning or late afternoon would be the best as there are several sections of the trail that are quite exposed and could be problematic if it is hot and sunny.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike with a rewarding falls at the end. Saw several deer. First half, beginning at discovery trail at Bonfils, was easy. The trail then climbs through fairly rocky areas. Path is well marked and mostly shady. Mileage if starting at Discovery Trail is a bit more than stated.

Nice local hike with lots of side trails to venture off on. My go-to hike if I only have a couple of hours to get out.

hiking
21 days ago

Really a great hike, easy in the beginning and more moderate toward the top. The second waterfall is really beautiful albeit a little challenging to get to. Definitely worth the scramble up. Lots of fallen trees had been cleared. I started at the trailhead at Denver Waterworks Road and did the walk to Bonfils at the end, but could have skipped that part. All in all a fun hike!

We did a night hike under a full moon. It was pretty though, but the trail was pretty well maintained and there are a good number of campsites once you get closer to the lakes.

hiking
26 days ago

Make sure you can handle the altitude. Take your time if struggling but make it to the summit. Beautiful views!

This was a beautiful hike! We went on a Saturday and passed maybe 20 people all together, so was fairly light traffic. The first 3 miles were fairly easy and the last mile was definitely moderate. You reach a waterfall around mile 2.8 and it’s very lovely, but make sure to keep going until the end because that waterfall is even better!

Lower part of the trail was rocky and hot, but smell of pines was wonderful. Hut is halfway to top. From there, vegetation zone quickly changed to high alpine and trail gets easier. Only real problem was with the cairns near the top. Your GPS/map will show trail to double cones (peak) going off to right, but in the distance ahead you can still see a cairn (the last one on the trail). With 20 others, we ended up bushwacking to the top (wasn't hard). Not sure if train would've been better. About 3 hours RT, with our dog. Great views; good exercise, fun hike.

A busy trailhead with a significant crowd until the split with Crater Lakes. The last push from Heart Lake to the top of the pass is steep but rewarding. From there, you can saddle north or south along the ridge to enjoy views down on Winter Park. Passed a young bull moose in the woods on the way down—keep your eyes open—he was in an unusual and unexpected spot for a moose.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with scenic views

We noticed there were black bear and mountain lion spotted about the time we were camped just 1/4 mi. above the parking lot. Our food bag was stolen the first night, so could have been either animal. We made sure to hang our food after that experience.This is a beautiful hike. Wildflowers abundant after the hut. Trail could definitely use some repair.

Can't access trail head

Our very out of shape family from low elevation Iowa tried this trail yesterday. Neat babbling brook on the first leg of the trail to your left. We took many breaks on on the way up not quite being used to this altitude and physical activity in general! It took us 2 hours to Broome Hut and 1 hour down. We went off trail as we neared the top and were rewarded with breathtaking views. Didn’t make it to the cones but there is a beautiful stream just to the right of the Hut with wildflowers growing in its banks. Beautiful hike!

Pretty rocky for a good section of the trail but definitely a good hike! There was a sign posted about 2 mountain lions spotted this month but fortunately we didn’t see them. Be on the lookout!

One of my favorite hikes in Colorado! Great for an overnight backpacking trip. We arrived to Roger Lake and were pretty tired. We set up camp, where there were many other campers, much more than we expected. You can hear people talking around the lake, but it didn’t take away from the beauty. The wildflowers were just gorgeous and the lake was great for fishing! Hiked up to Roger Pass the next morning which offered amazing views!! Highly recommend.

Great trail. We are out of shape and from Missouri. We spent 2.5 hours going all the way to the twin cones and 1.5 hours coming down. We took a lot of breaks and even saw a moose a little ways past the hut. The trail is pretty steep at times with loose rock, but well marked. We would definitely recommend!

Absolutely beautiful view!

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