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Gorgeous views ! Make sure to wear the right gear, muddy and snowy but not hard at all with the right boots and gear.

Gorgeous views ! Make sure to wear the right gear, muddy and snowy but not hard at all with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanie D
via mobile
Nice hike

It's about 4.5 miles RT starting at 11K to 11850, so it gets your heart going. Diverse, with walks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed S
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous views ! Make sure to wear the right gear, muddy and snowy but not hard at all with the right boots and gear.

Thank Jeanie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's about 4.5 miles RT starting at 11K to 11850, so it gets your heart going. Diverse, with walks through meadows, then up into the pines. At the peak there's a beautiful view of Shrine Ridge rock outcropping and mountain ranges. We were there in...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Short trail to a small summit with wonderful views - from Ten Miles Range to Holly Cross. Suitable for children and less active adults. Unfortunately, because of overuse, the trail is getting worse every year - especially due to many people creating their own shortcuts....More

Thank MXB48
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were there 2 weeks ago, just past the peak of wild flowers, but there's still plenty. And it is very beautiful.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 7 August 2018

No too heavily used during the week the day that we went. Would go in July vs August as the wildflowers had already peaked. Really nice hike.

1  Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite hike in Vail. We were there early in the morning and felt like we had it to ourselves. We saw a deer on the ridge and tons and tons of wildflowers. The climb was challenging but worth the amazing views at...More

Thank kppchick
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We come to Vail every summer and can’t believe it took us 10 years to try this hike! Great, moderate hike for all levels. Beautiful 360 degree views at the top Go early to avoid the crowds. Highly recommend if you are looking for a...More

1  Thank KEHarris2014
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views! BUT, more importantly... The misquitos are out in the summers and viscous at all times of the day. Every time you stop they will bite. So wear bug spray!!!

1  Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Even for our guests who aren’t acclimated this is a beautiful hike with spectacular views & it’s easy to stop & rest when needed. It’s good to spray for bugs althoughbugs are not always a problem

Thank Sandy2075
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A good hike, not to strenuous with fields of flowers to soothe your soul followed by a lovely view at the end of the trail!

Thank skimama160
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Nancy H
27 July 2018|
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Response from KEHarris2014 | Reviewed this property |
it's 4 miles round trip (2 up/2 down). It's an easy-moderate trail. The last 1/4 mile is steeper but so worth it! The views are amazing! I saw all level hikers on the trail - from toddlers to senior citizens. I think it... More
Lindsay M
23 September 2017|
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Response from maggie p | Reviewed this property |
I agree with flickrmac. Unless children are already acclimated to the to the high elevation, this will be difficult for them. The last section to the ridge is the steepest, and keep in mind that the nice downhill at the... More