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Badlands: Medicine Root/Castle/Saddle Pass Loop
Intermediate
Kadoka, SD Sep 2, 2016
Badlands: Medicine Root/Castle/Saddle Pass Loop Kadoka, SD
Intermediate
Sep 2, 2016
Notes: This trail provides many different vantage points if the Badlands Wall. It where the prairie meets the bad lands. My favorite hike in the Badlands.
Chasm Lake
Difficult
Estes Park, CO Aug 4, 2016
Chasm Lake Estes Park, CO
Difficult
Aug 4, 2016
Notes: 8.3 mi : After climbing out of the tree line, Long's Peak comes into view. The approach to Chasm Lake is stunning. Must do hike if visiting RMNP.
Sky Pond
Difficult
Estes Park, CO Aug 2, 2016
Sky Pond Estes Park, CO
Difficult
Aug 2, 2016
Notes: 8.3 mi : My favorite hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Loch Lake, Glass Lake and Sky Pond do not disappoint. Huge payoffs at every turn beyond Loch Lake.
Hallett Peak Approach
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO Aug 1, 2016
Hallett Peak Approach Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
Aug 1, 2016
Notes: 1.2 mi : Great 360 views of entire Rocky Mountain National Park region and the Tyndall glacier.
Flattop Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO Aug 1, 2016
Flattop Mountain Trail Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Aug 1, 2016
Notes: 8.4 mi : Rewarding hike with huge payoff of Longs Peak and Lake Granby
Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO Jul 31, 2016
Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Jul 31, 2016
Notes: 10.6 mi : Black Lake is well worth the payoff. You lose the crowds when you commit to this hike. Most hikers turn back at Mills Lake.
Mosca Pass Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO May 28, 2016
Mosca Pass Trail Crestone, CO
Intermediate
May 28, 2016
Notes: 7.2 mi : Great views of the Sand Dunes National Park and San Luis Valley floor. Open meadows abound with many rocky outcroppings along the trail.
High Dune Crestone, CO May 28, 2016
High Dune Crestone, CO
May 28, 2016
Notes: Repeat visit to top of High Dune from visitor center. Great views again of Sangre De Cristo mountain range.
Sand Dunes Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Crestone, CO May 27, 2016
Sand Dunes Loop Crestone, CO
Easy/Intermediate
May 27, 2016
Notes: 7.2 mi : Hiked this loop trail twice on this day. This trail provides an expansive view of the Sand Dunes and Medano Creek.
High Dune Crestone, CO May 27, 2016
High Dune Crestone, CO
May 27, 2016
Notes: High Dune is 1.4 miles from Sand Dunes Visitor Center. Round trip is approximately 2.8 miles depending on route. My favorite free lance hike.