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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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Mount Falcon Castle Trail
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17 Completed 2 Reviews

Great tough front range hill climb with a neat old castle at the top. Expect steady tough grades for the first 4 miles approx 1500 ft climb. Good on the MTB or hiking.

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McCullough Gulch Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

There are some beautiful falls. We had 5 children with us and there were some challenging parts for them (loose rocks, steep spots to harder for small people to scramble up) but we all made it up and saw some amazing sites alone the way. Beautiful rushing falls in August when we went.

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Shrine Ridge
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I have never seen so many wildflowers. This trail now tops our list of most beautiful hikes. It was quite muddy in places, but it was worth it.

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Red Rocks of Woodland Park
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

WOW!! Amazing rock formations that beg the question "how did this happen?"
The kids were dead set against a hike before we found the rocks, once we got there, a short hike, they didn't stop climbing and yelling for us to come check out some cool new discovery.
Fun for all ages. my 4 boys are 8-15.

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Conundrum Creek
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Backpacked with about 10 others during the fall. The aspens were breathtaking. Vivid yellow scattered the mountains. The hike to the springs was pretty easy. Not a whole lot of elevation gain. I think it took us like 4 or 5 hours. THERE WERE SO MANY HUMANS at the springs. Probably over 100 people. The hot springs were packed and people were drinking and singing and being merry. I wasn't expecting a giant nude party in a hot spring on this particular adventure. But that's what I got so I rolled with it. Woke up before dawn and got back in the springs to watch the sun rise. Some kind strangers realized that had packed an entire grocery store for an overnight trip and left us a huge bag of food. The spring was kind of a putrid warm broth of humanity after the events of the previous night. Such a fun trip, but it loses a star because of the trash. My friends and I tried to pack out as much trash as we could find around the spring. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, people!!!

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Boulder Falls
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Lovely area with amazing views of the canyon. Boulder Falls was apparently closed for the season? But it didn't say anything about rock climbing.. so we hiked past the falls and got some slightly chilly routes set up in Dream Canyon. Very icy at the start--microspikes recommended. I didn't have them and survived though.

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Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake
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16 Completed 10 Reviews

Went snowshoeing early Jan. 2015. Beautiful views. Lots of sidetrails and fresh snow! Added on several little side trips to make the hike longer. The lakes were really fun to snowshoe across. The only downside was that it was VERY VERY busy. Definitely not the kind of trail to give you a sense of "alone in the wilderness".

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Devils Backbone - North Loop
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This is awesoeme for morning hikes. especially if u just want to get to the keyhole with your dog and hangout have a picnic with the kids. It's not to strenuous, but definitely bring water, as others have stated there is no covering so it's hot! ! You can also expect to not have a lot of traffic most days. If you are just visiting and want beautiful views and a quick hike, come here.

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Hidden Valley Trail/Ski Area
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

The ski area is now closed, you can absolutely do some backcountry skiing and snowboarding and some of the area is still intact, the runs look pretty awesome still. As far as hiking it's a great place I've been several times with family and friends, and it's always so pleasant. There's not alot of traffic here so expect to have peace and quiet! you are wrapped in pines here there is a Brook with plenty of deer and elk to take pictures of.

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Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

I loved this trail. It was definitely worth the climb. You are in the pines and have to work to get to the lake, but wow the views are amazing. It was so quiet as no one was there, which was surprising but we relished the experience. I recommend this to moderate hikers. Bring water and a camera.

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