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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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Ben Tyler Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Wet. Green! The trail is pretty well maintained for wilderness, I'd say. Considering the nature of the trail, it was arduous heading up. Just be ready, and you'll have a marvelous time. There is a good deal of melt occurring. Be sure to note how the afternoon heat can impact that runoff.

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Ben Tyler Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike with a nice steady climb that definitely worked us out! Another reviewer was totally right that the GPS is wrong as the trailhead was another 10ish minutes beyond what it said. About an hour in the trail became more of a running stream due to all the rain we've been having but we had fun navigating it. Beautiful Aspen groves and running rapids next to us. Great hike!

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Three Mile Creek Trail
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33 Completed 9 Reviews

Great trail and away from the crowds! Still some snow up high as of this writing but totaly worth it. Fairly uneven footing in spots, so if you're a trail runner like myself, watch you step. Creek was running really high and the trail was washed out in spots as well, but if you don't care about getting your feet wet and a little chilly, not a big deal.

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Shelf Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I have always been here on August. I tried to go up this weekend. June 1. Not a good idea. Snow makes it imposible to go up. Will be trying again in august.

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Abyss Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just completed backpacking this on 5/2 - /3. Lots of snow and did not make it to the end needed snowshoes in which i did not have packed for the trip. did not make it to the upper lake as wished but did make it to the lower. Freezing temps at night, 3 storms blew over but each one dropped the temp about 10 degrees.

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Ben Tyler Trail
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34 Completed 2 Reviews

This is an awesome hiking trail if you're looking to break up the drive from Denver to the Collegiate Peaks/Buena Vista. Not necessarily a destination hike, due to limited parking, but still offering some great views and moderately challenging terrain.

An important note about this trail: the GPS coordinates on this site are off by about 5 minutes of driving. The trailhead is further west than the coordinates suggest. There is signage from 285, the trail is right off it, but it will jump out at you. The trailhead will be on your left about 3-5 minutes drive past the high school, after the Shawnee historic town. If you're in Fairplay, you've gone too far.

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Slaughterhouse Gulch
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28 Completed 1 Reviews

A decent trail that is easy and close to Denver. A great trail for snow wheeling. There are only a couple scenic vistas but its still a beautiful area. The famed mud pits are closed now but the 105 loop is open late into the year.

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Slaughterhouse Gulch
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Rough, washed out and lacking views.... It is close to city, that's about all it has going for it

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Ben Tyler Trail
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94 Completed 39 Reviews

Hiked about half way up the Ben Tyler trial this last weekend with the family. The fall colors are almost completely gone, however, the trail is still worth the visit. We only came across 1 other hiker the entire day, such an enjoyable hike.

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Brookside-McCurdy Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked 2 hours in & returned. The rise is gentle & there's enough flat & downhill as well to make this very do-able for the average hiker. The trail is nicely wooded but has a few open spots & enough shade for the summer. Our walk was sprinkled with little gold coins of recently fallen aspen leaves. The day was sunny & crisp. We crossed water 3 times. Mt Bailey & a snow capped Rosalie were in view.

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