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great place to have fun and camping

walking
11 hours ago

Very simple trail. Some nice views of Glenwood and some cool history. Street parking. Trail has some trash lying around.

hiking
12 hours ago

Nice elevation gain in short span, but nothing too bad. Started early to beat the crowds. Only 2 people at the lake when I arrived. Beautiful, stunning and peaceful! On the way down, I passed by at least 100 people or so.

First 14er! Started sometime around 5:30 AM. Had some difficulty following the trail in the dark (with head lamp) and missed the 646A sign. Had to use the All trails app to help. Once on the right trail, no problems until the last 1/4 mile scramble d/t missing some cairns. Fun hike. Felt like I did millions of squats. Definetly felt the burn in some areas. Beatiful scenery. Of course loads of people at the summit. It is what it is. Parking for this trail is a bit bumpy, go at a snails pace especially in the dark!

Such a fun hike, and my dog loves it as much as I do. The creek and bridges make it more interesting. It is beautiful and not too difficult.

hiking
13 hours ago

lovely trail, not too difficult. There was some snow and ice when I hiked it; trekking poles helped me balance on the icy bits but were not necessary, as my husband did fine without any. Great views at the top, I definitely recommend it.

snowshoeing
15 hours ago

Well maintained trails. Great views right after the recent snow fall. Only saw 2 other people

I didn’t do it there’s a fee to park because boulder is pretentious.

Easy hiking once on top of the Mesa. Definitely go to Golden Summit trail/stairs. Wonderful views from this point!

hiking
16 hours ago

It was BEAUTIFUL! Definitely a must see !

hiking
19 hours ago

This was a great hike top do in the winter, as it can get very crowded the rest of the year. Today was snowy and cold (8F) and we did not see another sole on the trail. This is a nice hike mostly through wooded areas with a couple of nice stretches along Boulder Creek. Not too strenuous. There is a steep section with stairs and if you go counter clock wise, the last mile is up. This is a good one if you are looking for something close to Denver that is no too demanding.

hiking
23 hours ago

Beautiful area and really nice hike, the creek was frozen in some areas.

Most of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

Recommend micro spikes or something similar due to the ice/snow on the trail.

Arrived at the trail-head on around 0900 and parking lot was empty.

A few primitive camping areas along the trail, mostly at the beginning and also near the steam engine.

AllTrails does not have a way to communicate with other outdoor enthusiast, I can be reached on Facebook Messenger if you have any questions about this trail.

Difficulty: Moderate

What I Like About This Hike: The 360-degree views from the summit! Not only is Raspberry Mountain located only a short trip from the Colorado Springs area – making it an awesome half-day adventure – but, moreover, the views from the top are unparalleled, offering magnificent landscapes of the ubiquitous Pikes Peak as well as the unique formations of the surrounding land (i.e., Lost Wilderness, Catamount Reservoirs, South Park, and if it is clear enough, the Collegiate Peaks).

On the Trail: The hike begins with short, steep switchbacks. Then, it levels out through a meadow and gentle forest floors. Eventually, you'll turn right on the forest road after crossing a creek. After a short uphill walk, you will turn left, leaving the Ring the Peak trail. From here, it is a relatively intense and mostly uphill climb to the top. Definitely make sure you come prepared on this hike; every time I've done it, I have encountered adverse weather.

How to Get There: Take US24 to Divide and turn south at the light in Divide onto US67 (if you're coming from Colorado Springs, this will be a left turn), continuing for about 4 miles south. Just after passing the Mueller State Park entrance (which is on the right side), you will turn left onto CR-62. You will continue a few miles up the dirt road. A little way after passing the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, you will see the trailhead parking on your left. Note: you've gone too far if you reach the Crags parking lot (which is also a fabulous hike!).

More on: http://intheknowadventures.com/exploreblog/2018/2/20/raspberry-mountain

hiking
23 hours ago

A beautiful hike with a lot of changing scenery. End is close to the highway but the rest is fantastic!

Just did this guy last week on Thursday, it was GORGEOUS. No need for spikes or snowshoes. We parked at the upper lot which added 2 miles to the hike, that was the only downside.

Did this a few weeks ago and it was tough in snow shoes! The bottom of the trail is along the highway but if you park in the free copper lots it’s way better. We were the only people on the trail with fresh powder, Doesn’t get much better than that!

This trail is really lovely, unfortunately it was insanely windy when we hiked it so we could only stand a few minutes at the loch.

Nice little hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Light snow in the shade but very hikeable in February. Combined with Raspberry for a nice two-fer.

walking
1 day ago

Great little hike / walk, dog friendly!

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