Easy drive from Denver: About 10 miles west of Sedalia on Hwy 67, turn left / south on Rampart Range Road (there's a big sign, so no need to fret). The dirt road has 3-4 bad spots and long stretches of washboard - so if you're in a street car (particularly with low profile tires, which I have) take it easy and keep an eye out for where erosion has created a tire-busting rut across the road. There is an outhouse at the trailhead and a water faucet.
The hike is up, up, up along a well-marked, pleasant trail through mostly fir & pine forest (i.e. not many aspens). Plan on gaining nearly 1,000 feet in elevation over approximately 1.4 miles. But there's no need to rush and people of even decent fitness can make it - just take your time. While politely waiting for people descending to pass (aka catching your breath) be sure to look around at the funky and interesting rock formations along the way.
At the top there is a pleasant meadow - perfect for a nice picnic or just lazing about (aka catching your breath). There's also an outhouse at the top, but no water. Climb the steep staircase for spectacular views. You get an eagle-eye view of the rock formations you passed during your climb, and almost limitless sights of the surrounding forest.
On your way down take the time to follow the short path to the Vinn Overlook for a close-up look at interesting rock formations. Then it's back down the hill and before you know it you're on your way.
A very pleasant way to spend your day (although that rough dirt road on the way out seems to never end).
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