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Nice long hike. A little difficult due to the elevation, but so worth it at the top.

walking
20 hours ago

We had a nice relaxing stroll around the lake.

hiking
20 hours ago

Unbelievably scenic trail. Lush green forest. Beautiful blue lake. We hiked up to the second lake. Still some snow on the trail up there but glad we did it. Birds eye of Lower Blue Lake was impressive. Many wildflowers were in bloom as well. Only one downfall to the hike- you are sharing the trail with quite a few others.

off road driving
20 hours ago

Really nice trail. Some easy spots and some tough spots. Moderate traffic on a Tuesday.

hiking
20 hours ago

Great trail- beautiful lake. Beautiful open meadows with frequent views of the San Miguel mountains. Would have probably given it a 5/5 had I not hiked Blue lakes basin the next day. Big plus this trail had going for it that Blue Lakes did not was solitude. Very few others using the trail.

hiking
20 hours ago

Tough start but worth the scenic view and beautiful meadows

hiking
21 hours ago

This trail has it al...water features, mountain views, lake and wildflowers! It's steep at the beginning and towards the lake with some mellow area in between. Very little snow left on the trail until the lake and that has a good tamped down trail. I used my downloaded trail a few times to ensure which way to go in a few places. The lake is about 1/3 melted as of today..

We hiked up path (263) until we got to the crossing with Chihuahua Creek. Water was too high & fast for us, so we followed a faint trail along the creek up to the lake area. Good valley and meadow views. Roundtrip from trailhead was only about 2.5 miles and 650' elevation, but we parked about a mile from the start down the road.

Lots of blow downs and overgrown in many places. Took the shortcut trail and the trail dissapeared in many areas with many fresh bear tracks. Great views from the top, have to bushwack to the summit but worth the trek.

Easy hike and beautiful falls which were raging at the end of June. Too much water to cross to the other side.

hiking
22 hours ago

End of June and still lots of snow and downed trees which caused us to lose the trail for a bit. The lake was iced over but still beautiful. There was a crew working on the trail and making nice improvements.

hiking
22 hours ago

The trail head was marked but after that it was difficult to determine the real trail. after several tries, we got back on the trail. the flowers and scenery was awesome. Then we lost the trail again to the peak and got stuck rock climbing. Still never made it to the flag at top.

Awesome hike and had a great time with the family

hiking
23 hours ago

Back to Windy Peak, although when we got their it was Cloudy Peak. While there were no good views today being amongst the clouds at the peak was a little surreal. Stream was still running well along Mountain Lion. Still one of our favorite hikes close to Denver.