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Plenty to see.

We have hiked this before and never grow tired of the views. Strenuous at times, the Falls and Lake make it worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have hiked this before and never grow tired of the views. Strenuous at times, the Falls and Lake make it worth it.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was a little worried about doing this. We are both out of shape people who live at sea level so I thought it might be too much. The trailhead is easy to find. Just drive to the end of McCullough Gulch Road. I'm not sure how the people who had trouble finding it could miss it. The first half... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is NOT a flatlander's hike to be done in an hour! The terrain is steep and rocky in spite of only about an 800 foot gain in altitude. You will start around 11,000 feet and go to about 11,900. BUT when you reach the first waterfall - then the first lake - then the second lake, you will agree... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice trip up to see some waterfalls. Sure seemed longer than described. We went up to park on the road by the gate (don't get confused and park lower down at the place where people park for the Quandry Peak hike) We started about 9:30 and was able to park within 50yds of the gate. I was really surprised at... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The trailhead does not have a bathroom - -not even an outhouse!! Other than that, it's a beautiful area!!

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The trailhead is at the end of a 2+ mile road that can get scarily packed with cars on a busy day - the earlier the better for this one I think. The trail itself is mostly rock scrambling vs. dirt and there are a few challenging vertical areas - but otherwise it isn't too bad for the less experienced.... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a much different hike in the summer and fall because the road takes you up to the actual trailhead. When there been a significant snowfall they close the road and you start at the parking lot by the Quandry trailhead. If you treasure a bit of tranquility on the trail, do this one in the winter or as... More 

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Pennsylvania, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a beautiful hike, with the extra bonus of seeing a moose with a baby just below the waterfalls. If you're from lower altitudes, you may consider this to be 'challenging' but it's all relative in Breckenridge. Just remember that your lungs need to adjust and take your time. The views and scenery were spectacular! I climbed a bit above... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great morning hike. Beautiful views. Glad we went early, it was getting crowded on the way down! I would recommend this trail but be sure to adjust to the Altitude first. We were glad we waited for a few days after we arrived to do the hike.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous hike - a moderate trail, if you are not acclimated to the altitude be prepared to take a couple short breaks and be sure to bring water. I definitely recommend hiking all the way to the lake at the top and be sure to check out the waterfalls. We did this hike on my sister's birthday and she... More 

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