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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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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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64 Completed 16 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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Payne Creek Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Hopped onto the Payne Creek Trail after starting at the Rolling Creek/Colorado Trail trailhead south of Bailey. This section of the CO trail is nice and wide and travels steadily up until meeting up with the Payne Creek Trail. From there, you slowly descend into Craig Meadows. Beautiful stands of Aspens all along Payne Creek, great fishing in Craig Meadows. There are a few nice campsites in Craig Meadows too if you're looking to do some backpacking. Excellent hike for mid September.

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Abyss Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

We did this trail on Sep 20. The aspens after the first creek crossing were phenomenal, worth the trek through a forest on very crowded trail.

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Shelf Lake Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great day in God's Creation!

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Abyss Trail
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13 Completed 6 Reviews

The aspen leaves were starting to turn yellow when I hiked Abyss. I did the 17mi as a day hike and started around 11am. It was a beautiful hike with many different plants. Views were fantastic. The lake was nice, but the miles of forests leading to it was what made it worth it. One my favorite hikes in Colorado (so far).

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Tanglewood Trail
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22 Completed 1 Reviews

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Shelf Lake Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

8/31/14. While driving in keep left towards Duck Creek camp ground. It's still another 3- 4 miles after this split. There is a lot of construction going on b4 the road gets rougher. Ignore the boulders on the left - you must go through the rough road before reaching the BLACK rocks. I've included a picture. Once you've found the trail head it's an amazingly beautiful hike out and back. Also great pull offs for camping if you wanna spend the night.

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Shelf Lake Trail
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7 Completed 6 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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