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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail

Evergreen, CO

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This candy wrapper style loop trail, located near Evergreen, CO, will take you past 2 small water falls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This is a easy to moderate trail with only a minor elevation gain of 644 ft.

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Vogel Canyon - Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

A wonderful little walk, beautiful. The cactus was blooming. The trails was easy to find and follow.

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Sally Barber Mine
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Great hike. Wide, easy path that climbs uphill a a noticeable but not too difficult rate. AllTrails suggested this hike would take three hours. Nonsense. We were up and back in one hour.

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Lily Pad Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Wonderful hike for adults and kids. About 3. 2 miles round trip I think . Steep at the beginning but great from that point.

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north Mt. Elbert Trail
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

Such a great rewarding hike! Start early and takes lots of water and snacks! Once you past tree line you start to get great views, and on Summit you get great views of La Plata, Holy Cross, Snowmass! One of my favorite 14ers and its the tallest one in Colorado!

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MT Elbert East Ridge
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

9 hr RT hike for us but all 4 of us made the summit. Amazing views for sure....definitely want to pace yourself on the way up especially if your not in great shape like me. For a novice hiker the hike up was not as bad as I expected. ..it was the walk down that really did a number on my knees and feet. With that being said if you do not have great knees, I would def think twice about doing this hike or take extra precautions. ...I was sore for a whole week...lol

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Shelf Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this on 8/23/14. This is a great trail with fewer people on it than most. Follow the directions in the comments and in the "Getting There" section and you won't have any issues finding the trail head.

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Chimney Gulch
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is our second trip up. Always expect mountain bikers, and check for mountain biking events, as you'll want to avoid this trail if one of those is on. Beautiful views, flora and fauna - mostly birds. First half or so is sunny, but becomes more shaded around the end of the second mile. Rated difficult mostly because of distance. We enjoyed it, and will return.

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Shelf Lake Trail
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9 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this a few days ago, and I took some photos to help find the trailhead. The dark pile of rocks people mentioned below is hard to miss, but a good thing to realize is the trail head sign is just BEFORE the pile of rocks on the right, and it is small and hard to read, but its really the only sign we saw, and could be tricky to see but we didn't seem to have an issue. Deep snow could cover it pretty quickly.

This was a fantastic hike! It does start out steep but the middle of the hike levels out, and the last bit of the trail up to the lake is steep but it is totally worth it! Shelf Lake is hands-down my favorite Colorado hike so far! The recommendations below suggest 4x4 or AWD, and although we saw lots of low-clearance vehicles without AWD on the road, the road was pretty rough.

Hope you get to try it out, enjoy!!!

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First Flatiron Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is as strenuous as my 55 yr old arthritic self can handle, but that being said, it was spectacular! If you aren't experienced with higher altitude hikes, I wouldn't recommend going solo, for safety's sake. Lots of shaded areas, amazing views! Don't despair if it seems there's no parking when you arrive - someone will be on their way out, so spots open up quickly.

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Rainbow Lake
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14 Completed 1 Reviews

We went in mid August and this is one of the most beautiful hikes I have been on this year. Although the final destination of the lake wasn't all that impressive, the flowers were all in bloom and ripe berries brought in lots of different birds. Trail was very well marked all the way up to the lake. We started at the trailhead off of 2nd Avenue in Frisco. It wasn't overly difficult, was able to bring my 'older' mother (not that old at 65) and she did very well with it.

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