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Activities: Hiking
Description: This scenic hike through canyon and along the river ends up at a series of...
This scenic hike through canyon and along the river ends up at a series of glacial lakes and streams.
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Beautiful Lake Views

This was not an easy hike especially for people from the east coast like us. The thin air makes it tough on some of the steep inclines so make sure you bring plenty of water and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was not an easy hike especially for people from the east coast like us. The thin air makes it tough on some of the steep inclines so make sure you bring plenty of water and take breaks. Overall it's a moderate hike with a few difficult sections. The payoff was amazing lake views.

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Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The trailhead is about a 45 minute drive from Minturn. About half of the time is on a gravel road which gets a lot of traffic. Once you get to the trailhead and find a parking space, the fun begins. The hike to the lakes is about 7 miles round trip. Elevation change is about 2,000 feet. There is a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Loved the hike and really pretty setting for a picnic. Good hike for "hikers" but might be too much for beginners or low landers!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My perspective: 61 yr old guy--not in top shape but walk or bike some most every day. This is a fairly strenuous trip. Some almost stairstep sections. Go 10 mi drive off the main road (CO 24) on Homestake Rd and then a right turn onto 704. Trailhead has decent parking and a restroom. On the way up, you'll have... More 

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Fort Collins
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

geat hike, with incredible views, it is a grunt of a hike,but worth it. Great wildflowers and the lakes with the mountain in the background are to die for.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is a gorgeous hike. You'll be walking next to a babbling brook for a good portion of the hike. There are even little gorges and waterfalls. At the end of the hike, there are some amazing mountain lakes you won't believe. It's so beautiful. Highly recommend this hike but it is quite strenuous so don't attempt it unless you... More 

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

A ten-mile loop through the Holy Cross Wilderness Area is heavenly. http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Cross-Wilderness-Area-ebook/dp/B004AYD70M/ref=pd_cp_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hikes-Central-Colorado-ebook/dp/B003ZUY8NM http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/08/07/travel-explore-colorados-spectacular-gore-creek-trail/ http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/08/28/explore-whitney-peak-in-the-holy-cross-wilderness/

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