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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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Interlaken
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice hike along south side of Twin Lakes to some old abandoned buildings with lots of history as stated on signs there!

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Crosier Mountain Trail
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48 Completed 1 Reviews

Not a real exciting hike. You're nearly always in the trees. Very few views. Also, seems long and uneventful. You will get a workout though!

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Gem Lake Trail
by Dean Heino

14 Completed 0 Reviews

This is one of my favorite RMNP trails. It is a great altitude acclimation trail before going on to higher trails in the park. Rock formations on this ridge above Estes Park are exceptional. On your way to the lake, there are several points just off the trail where you can climb out onto rock formations with great views. If you enjoy a mountain-top experience, DON'T STOP AT THE LAKE!! It takes a little bit of rock scrambling, but walk past the lake just a little bit and then start climbing up one of the rock formations that overshadow the lake on both sides (and you might want to explore both sides). My favorite is on the west side (go left and up after going past the lake). There is no "trail" -- you just have to work your way up to the top. Note that to get to the highest point, you have to find your way around the back side of the top rock formation (there's a short section that is a little scary). Once on top you have a 360-degree mountain top view that is excellent! A great place to have lunch!

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Piedra Falls
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55 Completed 23 Reviews

Pretty easy, short trail to falls. There were a few spots that seemed washed out when I was there, so watch your footing. Nice waterfall, really nice views of mountains along the way. I was there late in the day (6:30 pm) and no one was there.

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Zapata Falls
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55 Completed 23 Reviews

Pretty easy climb up hill to falls. Lots of rocks and dust along way, but nothing difficult. You will need to go through water to see falls. Pretty waterfall, definitely worth seeing once you get to it.

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Montville Nature Trail
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55 Completed 23 Reviews

This is a short, easy trail in the woods that connects to the Wellington Ditch and Mosca Pass trails. Lots of flowers in this damp late July. Shade on this trail is a good break from the heat of the dunes.

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Wellington Ditch Trail
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55 Completed 23 Reviews

This is a fairly flat trail that connects the camp ground and Montville Nature Trail. Offers sweeping views of the dunes.

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Ice Lake Basin
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

July 27th I did this hike....I had camped up at Clear Lake the night before and after shooting the wildflowers and sunrise I made my way down to the upper trailhead on clear lake road...found a parking spot and left the trailhead at 9am...This trailhead cuts off about 500ft elevation gain instead of starting at the campground trailhead...Where the 2 trails meet about 200 yds into the hike you have to cross a waterfall...If your feet and shoes are already wet don't make the mistake I did by changing into dry shoes and socks...you will get your feet wet...after this its all uphill until you reach the lower basin...This hike is no joke, take lots of water and some snacks to keep your body fueled for the climb... Once you crest the first hill into the lower basin you see majestic peaks and meadows of wildflowers....the views and surrounding areas are gorgeous....Then way off in the distance on the other side of the basin you can see the people in front of you going up again on their way to the upper basin...Don't feel bad if you take a quick break in the lower basin to get water and food... you earned it....get your breath and start the climb up to the upper basin...you wont regret it....it's like nothing I have ever seen before...blue green lake surrounded by massive mountains and fields of wildflowers....be sure to head over to the creek that is exiting the lake for some nice views as well.... I left the trailhead at 9am and was back down by 1:45pm due to a lightning storm that pushed us off the mountain....As I was coming down just after leaving Ice Lake there was a young lady maybe 28 or so breastfeeding her baby as she hiked up....I think everyone who walked past her was surprised to see that, given the difficulty of the trail....

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Mount of the Holy Cross Trail
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33 Completed 6 Reviews

Bug Juice. A must.

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Long Peak Trail
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked this trail twice. It is amazing. one of the best hikes i've ever taken. we went slowly and took about 18 hours to get to the top and back. Totally awesome

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