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Excellent view

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle Z
Beautiful views!

No too heavily used during the week the day that we went. Would go in July vs August as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 July 5, 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 March 3, 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 Lessigsv
Reviewed February 11, 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
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

First hike chosen to acclimate to altitude; climb minimal along 2 mile trek, however some areas rocky and steep. Overall a moderate to easy hike. Beautiful 360 views at ridge.

Thank Emilie G
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We did this hike on our first full day after coming from sea level. It felt a bit tough but we did it while carrying our toddler. Bring lots of water and snacks. You can walk all the way out to some high red rocks...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We have done this hike several times, and find the best time to see the wild flowers is between mid July through mid August. The hike itself takes you through various vistas from open meadows with mountain views, through shaded forest, then at the top...More

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Nancy H
July 26, 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
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Lindsay M
September 22, 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
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