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Adam Gordon reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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Hiking

This trail is absolutely stunning! From the trees to the alpine lakes, to the quartz and the views from the top! Make sure you’re prepared for the altitude though! And note that (in the morning at least) there’s a TON of mosquitos by the parking area, but they go away as you get higher on the trail.

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Becky S. reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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Hiking

This hike is is truly beautiful. The views are stunning every step of the way. The day that I did this there were wildflowers everywhere and some remaining snow fields. Poles definitely make the hike down less painful on the knees. The parking lot is now open. Make sure that you bring $5 to pay for parking. The parking signs have a QR code to pay by phone but whomever thought it was a good idea to include that didn't account for the fact that there is no phone service. Duh. There are pit toilets at many of the parking areas. They smell okay and there are signs that state they are disinfected and resupplied with toilet paper on Monday and Thursday. There is no way the toilet paper will last through a weekend so you might want to plan for that.

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Hiking

Beautiful hike. Wildflowers, especially columbines are in full bloom. Gorgeous lakes with a moderately difficult climb featuring some loose rocks short scrambles and tons of killer views!

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Mallory Edwards reviewed Corner Mountain Loop Trail
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Hiking

had seen others say that barber lake was dried up, it indeed is. the trail is discouraging at first as it starts as what is basically a four wheeler trail. it eventually snakes into the woods as a hiking trail. beautiful forest trail, not many views though.

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Jeri Lynn Kjerengtroen reviewed Corner Mountain Loop Trail
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Hiking

The other reviews mention this, but it ends up being closer to 3 miles if you follow this trail map. The sign post says 2 miles but it’s not very clear where the 2 mile path is. It was very pretty and easy, but pretty warm on a sunny day. Would make a great trail for an overcast or cooler day.

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HikingGreat!Rocky

We hiked part of this trail. We started from Lake Marie and hiked up to the Old Lookout. We seeked shelter in the lookout, due to a storm coming in. Great views

Mallory Sandberg reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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Hiking

love this trail - amazing views of the snowy range throughout. there’s a brief steep section but nothing too challenging. would recommend exploring more of this area - the wildflowers are outstanding this time of year!

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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Hiked today (7/25). I love this trail and try to do it every summer in late July because the wildflowers on it are AMAZING! It also has stunning views of the peaks. We parked at Mirror Lake and there were still a few spots left at 9:45 but it filled up shortly after that. There were a lot of people on the trail and it's narrow so it wasn't the best for social distancing. I felt bad about how many people were having to step off trail to let others pass safely. The trail is steep in sections and was a little muddy in spots. I usually turn around at the junction (about 2.7 miles from Mirror Lake trailhead) instead of continuing down the really steep section to Lewis Lake. Note: I think there is some confusion based on the title of this link "Lakes Trail to Medicine Bow Peak Trail." This trail as mapped out in this link does NOT go to the peak. You would have to go left at the aforementioned junction to reach the peak. I'm guessing that's why some people commented that it was 9 miles instead of the listed 6.6 - they went clear to the peak. The trail as mapped goes downhill to Lewis Lake.

Michael Reid reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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This is a beautiful trail that offers outstanding views, almost from the start. Our original plan was to go to the top, but having flown in from Michigan only the day before, the 10,500+ altitude quickly took its toll. The relentless climb would be reasonable at a lower elevation, but even half of this climb is well worth it.

James Masciuch reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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Amber Hullum reviewed Sheep Lake Trail
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Accidentally happened upon this trail, but decided to continue down it because it was so beautiful. Lots of chipmunks and other wildlife. Bring bug spray, there are swarms of mosquitoes throughout this area. Lewis Lake Trailhead is closed for the season, it appears, so you need to hike an additional mile from the nearest parking area. Still some snow patches, and some parts get pretty muddy with the many water crossings. Gorgeous hike overall.

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HikingGreat!MuddyRocky

One of the best trails we've ever hiked! My husband and I both loved it. Despite the "easy" rating elsewhere, I would classify this as intermediate. It is long out & back and good to take breaks. We did not go up the extra trail at the end to the Peak that veers up the mountain, but stopped at the end of Lakes Trail. Watch for the signposts. Fabulous views, so be ready to take lots of photos. We both took a hiking stick, snacks, and drinks.

Ben Ayers reviewed Medicine Bow Peak Trail
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