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hiking
over grown
scramble
17 hours ago

hiking
bridge out
20 hours ago

Nice little trail, but not far in bridge is washed out.

hiking
muddy
snow
21 hours ago

Loved what I did of this trail. Hiked on June 15. Very wet with a few puddles to cross and increasing snow drifts. We put on our spikes, but there were plenty of people plodding along in sneakers and sandals. We opted to turn back after the bridge when the snow got a little more consistent.

hiking
21 hours ago

Trail was great! Perfect option for a moderate and quick hike. Took about 1 hr to get up and 40 mins down. Such a pretty view of the reservoir.

hiking
22 hours ago

Went October 2017 was not a crowded trail then parking lot was full had to wait to park but they do have shuttle service and reservations now. Im in not the best shape knee and back problems took me a total of 4 hrs to go up and come back down only stayed up at lake and spring for 45 mins.

Mt. Harvard - Columbia Spring Solo Ascent https://youtu.be/wghHMD1fUKM

Harvard and Columbia https://youtu.be/wghHMD1fUKM

hiking
rocky
scramble
23 hours ago

hiking
closed
snow
23 hours ago

Was snowing on the trail today 6/23/19 lost the trail a little over half way there. will be trying this trail at the end of July.

hiking
23 hours ago

Good hike. Less busy if you go beyond the barn.

Quick and simple hike with outstanding rock formations and views at the top.

hiking
1 day ago

Decent trail with some great views of the valley below. There is some deceptive climbing, but nothing technical or tricky.

Beautiful hike. Although there were snow flurries during the entire hike, snow on the trail was not an issue. The path to Abyss did look snowy and the weather further up, beyond Helm, was ominous looking for sure. Solid hike all around.

Amazing and beautiful trail with some boulder climbing and creek crossing...gorgeous view of the prairie and rock formations...easy enough for my 3year old!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

My wife and I did this today 6/23 in the snow seeing a couple moose right near the beginning. Thanks to everyone else for mentioning it. a little wet in spots but a beautiful hike none the less.

hiking
1 day ago

One of the most beautiful hikes we have ever taken! I agree with others that it surely must be longer the mileage posted. Garmin hiking gps gave 10.25 miles RT. My phone app recorded over 11 miles RT whereas my husband’s recoded closer to what is listed here. Wild flowers are coming into bloom, snow is mostly gone, with trekking poles all was manageable. Just long, but memorable. Would like to return in the fall when the aspens turn golden.

Good little hike to start the day! Definitely a little challenging as it has a decent elevation change and a lot of switch backs. Great views of the surrounding mountains and Snowmass Village. As of Saturday 6/22 it was pretty muddy in the spots where there’s shade cover. A little slippery at times.

Did My First Solo Backpacking Trip Ever Here In July 2018 To Refrigerator Gulch...Im From Illinois And With No Experience Of The Mountains, This Was A Fun Challenge...The Trail Was Easily Visable/Marked...I Enjoyed Nature To The Fullest While I Was Out There (smells,scenery,sounds)...Will Return And Go Further Next Time... ***note*** the temperature drops dramatically at night, no joke...was 90s during the day, low 40s at night...

hiking
1 day ago

Quite a bit of snow on ground after an overnight dump. We made it roughly 2.2 miles in, where you leave the aspen groves and enter the pines. There was way too much snow on ground to continue and navigation became difficult. Shame. Will definitely be back

hiking
1 day ago

great actress and they made it all the way around the entire five miles with a seven-year-old cancer beautiful weather nice and Breezy clean Trail very dry

My Suunto Ambit 3 had the loop at 13.3 miles and that was with the 2.4 mile there and back to Bridal Veil Falls. Counter-clockwise is the way to go. Absolutely beautiful saw a ton of wildlife, elk, deer, marmot. Trail running shoes were perfect and 1L of water was sufficient in the cool weather. Good warm up for a 14er or trail run this loop if preparing for a race.

scenic driving
1 day ago

We went on trail ridge road on Friday June 21 in the afternoon and it was just amazing weather! From the minute we drove in past the entrance, we were greeted with many animals. Elk grazing and relaxing in a vast open field, a moose right off the side of the rode grazing on grass, sheep down by the water and lots of elk with big antlers crossing the road. Be very careful while driving as deer and elk come out of no where! The views from trail ridge road were just amazing. Last tip: if you need or want, you can buy a national park pass at the gate for $70 good for a year and $10 cheaper than online!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Nice easy hike to great views of the lake. Trail is very muddy because of all the recent precipitation but still did the entire thing in tennis shoes without any issues except for being wet.

Trail conditions were pretty good, aside from a little mud on Hankins pass. Weather conditions were hit and miss. Chatting with other hikers, we saw rain, sleet, hail, snow and thunder from the same storm system one afternoon, the worse stuff being at higher elevations. When it wasn’t coming down, it was beautiful. My wife and I did the loop counterclockwise. We did a half day from Goose Creek trailhead (had a 4wd, but a regular car would have made it), and easily made it about 9 miles to Refrigerator Gulch for our first night. About a mile west of Refrigerator Gulch, you run into Lost Creek the first time. Several groups took a wrong turn here, crossing the creek and going off trail. The AllTrails red line is correct. At the actual crossing, you can wade (knee deep when I did it), but there are some logs that seem to be placed intentionally for walking across the stream. We camped the second night in the vicinity of McCurdy Park, where there are a lot of nice campsites with readily accessible water. Our third day was up Lake Park and down Hankins Pass to get back to the trailhead. This setup resulted in a pretty even divide of distance and altitude. I would also agree it’s closer to 30 miles.

Great hike, wildlife and wild flowers. waterfalls, Meadows and beautiful vistas.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Amazing hike! Be sure to go early- we got there at 9am on a Saturday with only a few cars in the parking lot. By the time we got back down around noon, the lot was completely full with cars parked on the side of the road for quite a ways. it got very muddy with all of the snow/rain in the area lately, but was absolutely beautiful.

hiking
1 day ago

Really lovely short, easy hike. Well-maintained trail. Great with kids.

off road driving
rocky
1 day ago

I have a 17 Tacoma Sport double cab, short bed 4x4. I do not have a suspension lift but do have upsized tires from stock. About 1.5” taller than stock. Trail was excellent! Travelled here June 20, 2019. Sandy and rocky alternating. Lots of elevation change throughout. Never had to risk getting into brush or even near a tree. No water to speak of. Only made minimal contact on trucks undercarriage 4 times. Great views. Cleared areas available for those wishing to rough it. No public facilities. Did see Big Horn Sheep as well as a large Black Bear.

off road driving
rocky
1 day ago

took the dual sport on the bulk of this loop. forest roads were nice and well maintained, very scenic, then you turn onto the 2 track and things get rocky, but not much too difficult, just a workout. couple rocky hill climbs. then gets foresty which was a bit muddy then back to forest road. best riding of my weekend.

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