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.

Definitely recommend snow shoes. Just hit this trail yesterday and in some parts, the snow was up to our knees. Great starter trail for a hiking newbie like myself. Not terribly scenic, but still beautiful this time of year with all the snow.

hiking
27 days ago

Still fairly snow covered at this time but that’s not the reason for 1 star. You cannot walk more than 10ft without running into dog poop. There was probably a hundred different poop sites in the .25 mile that we walked. It was disappointing to see that much poop on a trail.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike! Good workout, cold up top though!! Needed gloves. Dog friendly.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

Really pretty trail with fresh powder in late April, but like much of experimental forest maps are not updated. Did what others have done and missed loop, just climbed up a steep road for 3.5 on skis, then came down.

off road driving
1 month ago

Can I take my Honda Pioneer on this or do you have to have a licensed vehicle??

hiking
1 month ago

3-29-2018
It was very snowy and this was not an easy trail given the conditions! However, we had so much fun and there were amazing views! Towards the top it would have been beneficial to have snowshoes, but we managed! It took us about 4 hours.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with a few steep inclines. The deep snow made our family hike a little challenging with a dog and an 8 year old, but the views were 100% worth it. Took the bike paths back down due to snow levels. Would definitely to it again!

Awesome day! Didn’t make it to heart lake because deep, soft snow led to postholing. Perhaps if we got an earlier start the snow would’ve been a bit better.. Decided to call it a day and turn around. Packed snow for the majority of the trail - micro spikes came in handy! All around great hike - will be back.

hiking
2 months ago

3-2-2018
Snow is hard packed and the trail is doable with good boots, but microspikes would be helpful further in. The hard packed snow starts to get more narrow the higher up on the trail you go. Good hike for winter and only saw a handful of other people on a Friday morning. Just watch out for cross country skiers and moose.

Beautiful snowshoe hike. Extremely well marked. Has a 10 to 15% grade for first mile. Mostly packed snow up to the hut. After the hut, trail not marked and mostly powder but easy to snowshoe. Incredible views.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great groomed trails. Beautiful woods and clearings. Got in our steps even though we’re no longer in tip top shape!

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect trail in the snow--everything was nicely packed and the weather was beautiful! Lots of different options for trails.

So much powder! A steady incline, some parts steeper than others but the view was worth it. I wouldn’t recommend for beginner showshoers but a good challenging jaunt for intermediates. The parking is just past Berthoud Pass, directly off 40 and the trailhead is right there. No restrooms that I could see.

We snowshoed this a couple days after Christmas. Moderate traffic and plenty of snow. Views are worth the incline! Skiers and other hikers were great on the trails as well. Perfect for dogs and a quick hike.

Got up to the hut today. The first half mile is well-packed snow and it's ideal for snowshoeing. After that the trail is mostly fluffy powder and I sank in about a foot in a number of steps. It is easy to lose the trail and be sidetracked by all the new paths created by skiers. The view from the Broome Hut is worth the trek although there was some pretty serious wind up there today.

Plenty of smaller trails well labeled to explore! Went hiking since there was low snow in mid December and the paths were well traveled. Perfect for cross country skiing. Easy inclines, beautiful views, and you can go as far as you'd like!

There was low snow when we visited in mid December so we just booted the whole way. A little harder closer to the top, but still beautiful!

5 months ago

It was spring at the start and snow pack at top. But I loved it

A winter wonderland. I took the off-road route here and decided to go off the main trail a bit. Climbed the rocks that appeared once you are through the thick of the forest and was able to get to the top - terrific 360 views. I had snow boots on and hiked with really no problem (a little slick sometimes) but there were plenty of people snowshoeing and a few skiers as well. Will definitely be going back in the summer.

Went up there today and the trail is now closed for the season! You can walk past the barrier up to the actual trailhead if you want but it's a good 10 miles to the trailhead.

This is a beautiful hike! it was my first time backpacking with my husband, and we brought our dog. the scenery is beautiful and the hike is not too strenuous if you are in decent shape. I have chronic pain and back problems, so I wasn't sure how well I would do. but we kept pace with other active hikers just fine. The last mile is the most exhausting, as it is steeper than the rest, so pace yourself.
my only complaint is that many people had their dogs off leash. Some of them were behaved, but most of these off-leash dogs were getting up in my face or aggressive with my dog. I know your pup loves to run around, mine does too, but please keep your dogs leashed!

Overall, an excellent hike and several good camping spots.

Great trail for kids. Took my 4 year old on this hike and he had no problem at all.

Beautiful views.

hiking
7 months ago

10/23. Amazing trail, well maintained.
Lots of snow, which made it very challenging, but worth it every step, and every slide. Took me 3 hours on the way up, 50 minutes on the way down.
The summit is wide open, great view, but the wind... be prepared!

Completed on 10.22.17 so it was a snow hike. Didn’t use crampons, micro spikes, or snowshoes though. Snow was packed down. Very little ice and easy to avoid. View at the top is insane. Make you pass the first lake and climb up to that baby ridge so you make it to heart lake. Heart lake isn’t as pretty but that view looking down on Rogers lake is spectacular. Loved it!! Looks like it has lots of aspens so a good fall hike. And plenty of meadows for wildflowers :)

off road driving
7 months ago

Good trail for sightseeing and mild off-roading. I found some great mud puddles up there if that’s what you’re looking for. Jeep did great up there.

super cute trail and many different ways you can venture off!

A great trail to take your pup on. So much fun after a snow day.

Really beautiful trail. rating is accurate. uphill steeply at least 3/4 of the way and the last 1.75 miles are the biggest climb. aits worth it at the top though, especially when the fall colors are at their peak.

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