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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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Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

I really loved this trail. It is challenging going up so take your time but keep going because the lake loop trail is flat and enjoyable. Views are very nice especially coming back down into the canyon. I would recommend a picnic beside the lake if you have the time. Get there early as the parking is not good. We ended up parked on the side of the road which I'm sure technically was a no, no but no one bothered us about it. Weather changes quickly up here so maybe bring a layer or two. Summer afternoon rains are common.

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Haynach Lakes Trail
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12 Completed 2 Reviews

The Haynach Lakes Trail is amazing, so ignore the reviewer who gave it three stars. That reviewer is correct that it is not easy to get to, but with that said, you will not see masses of people there. When I was there, it was just a few people doing some fishing and one biologist studying fish populations. I did this trail as part of a five-day loop from Grand Lake, starting on the Tonahutu Creek Trail and passing over the Bighorn Flats to the North Inlet Trail. Unforgettable scenery! Haynach Lakes is a side-trip of that loop that is well worth the time. In addition to this, I would also recommend bushwhacking your way up to Bench Lake from the North Inlet. Tough hiking, but absolutely stunning.

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Quandary Peak
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

awesome first 14er experience

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Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

awesome half day experience

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St. Mary's Falls Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

This was my first time hiking this trail, but it will not be my last. The views were incredible, and the trail well marked. I was nervous that hiking this trail this late in the year would mean a lot of ice. The trail was definitely snowy, but very few icy spots and the areas that get direct sunlight were completely dry.

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First Flatiron Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great little hike. Just enough to get the heart rate up. Coming from the upstate of South Carolina (800-900 ft. elevation) to Denver/Boulder, the key was staying hydrated. Had to take more frequent stops, but recovered quickly each time. View from the top is great, fun to climb the rocks at the top to get a good seat to eat a snack on top of flatiron #2. Trail was very icy in late November when we hiked - Do yourself a favor and buy some yaktrax.

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East Maroon Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome trip! Hiked the entire four pass loop (26 miles). Not for the faint of heart, but worth the trip.

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Buckskin Pass Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome trip! Hiked the entire four pass loop (26 miles). Not for the faint of heart, but worth the trip.

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East Longs Peak Trail
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78 Completed 47 Reviews

Wonderful hike with impressive views. On a personal note, I had a chronic ear pressure obstruction of some sort when I hiked it and the pressure change actually resolved it! This hike has a special place in my heart because of it.

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Elk Meadows and Bergen Peak
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Went today 11/22 and it was great. Been around elk meadows before but didn't realize how long this trail was. Good exercise and some decent views for the area

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