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Beautiful hike.

Note that the last section of this trail is actually part of the Fern Canyon trail. For some fantastic views, hike just a bit further than the turn-around point .... you will be glad you did!

Nice views and good elevation change, great mix of snow, slush, ice, mud and dirt.. definitely kept us on our toes!

Wonderful hike to the top with my 8and 4 year old children 6/4/16. Great views of the water falls!!

Wonderful hike to the top with my 8and 4 year old children 6/4/16. Great views of the water falls!!

Wonderful hike to the top with my 8 and 4 year old children.

off road driving
7 hours ago

Drove up to the Notch and hiked down the east side past the crashed Bronco. Good drive also hiked to Taylor Lake.

off road driving
7 hours ago

Drove up on the east side after going up to Hurricane Pass. Very nice drive to do.

Nice easy drive. Snowing the day we went out there.

7 hours ago

Great short hike! There’s still some ice closer to the top so spikes are recommended. Spouting Rock was great little spur from the main trail but well worth it.

7 hours ago

Climbed this in just winter boots and had a blast. Once you get above tree line the path is impossible to find. Rather than freezing your hands fumbling with the GPS, head straight up and you will get to the gorgeous alpine clearing where you can see mountains from all sides. Then it's a leisurely mile to the lake

Amazing hike with good technical areas. Go in the snow if you really want a good challenge, but to get to the peak you’ll definitely want trail spikes. Lots of trails to link onto too. definitely one to add to the books!

Well that was hard!

8 hours ago

I did start on the class 3 side and do the entire loop it was well worth it if you don’t mind the danger and length. I would do it again just to camp at blue lake and then hike around. Just the popular trail took about 3 hours. It will take less than 5 for an average person I think just get there early for good parking on the weekend

9 hours ago

Great winter hike on a snow covered trail. Unfortunately, we did not get to enjoy the views at the top as it was very cloudy. A long-tailed weasel crossed our path with a vole in its mouth and we also saw a woodpecker. There were also several dogs not on leashes as well as bagged (and unbagged) dog poop littering the trail.

trail running
10 hours ago

Sweet trail with a little climb and rolling single track. Super fun way to spend a little time in Fruita!

11 hours ago

Beautiful hike! Snowing the day I did it, microspikes came in handy.

Great hike with an incredible view at the top. Ice and packed snow in a few spots towards the top. Mostly clear as of 11/17

Beautiful trail with lots of variation in the land scape. I took it clockwise but next time I will probably do it the other way because coming back down was very steep and I’d much rather do that on the way up. On the plus side the way down had some just absolutely incredible views that I may not have appreciated had I been climbing up!

This was a perfect short morning hike. I went on fresh snow with out crampons and it was a tiny bit slippery but definitely doable in my hiking boots. Beautiful overlook just at the end of woods Quarry- especially with the snow! Definitely recommend

Great hike, steep but beautiful! A few pull offs to see the beautiful views of Sopris!

Loved it!!!

Awesome trail. This is all uphill so be ready to exert some effort. At tree line the snow is waist deep in some areas with crust. Post holing was a challenge, snowshoes would’ve helped. Didn’t summit Ballard’s peak due to late start.

Open, lots of snow and a little ice. Wife and I just did this as our 2nd hike ever (just moved from SC) rookies don’t shy away it’s an easy path (basically a service road). Picturesque views, have fun

off road driving
19 hours ago

Very good drive. Did this during the summer. Tried going up the mountainside, but it got very steep. Still a good drive. Very nice views.

We went Nov 3, 2018 and the trail was snowy but doable without spikes. We were visiting for the weekend and it was very easy and had no issues with the altitude difference.

21 hours ago

This incline will test your cardio! I moved here a week ago from Florida and the elevation was ruthless for me. Made it to the top in 50 minutes and the view was immaculate. I highly recommend spikes for your boots this time of year, it was slippery at certain points on the stairs up and the same in the trail down. 10/10 would hike again.

1 day ago

Beautiful hike down to the bottom of the canyon! The echo was absolutely amazing. It's a very steep on the way back up and some areas are challenging. Definately worth it!

Great day hike, not too challenging and a nice steady incline. A good amount of snow was on the trail but it was packed down well, no spikes or poles necessary. Saw no other people and the view at the top was incredible. Very cold and windy at the top.

amazing hiking, even in the winter!

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