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Steep, but rewarding hike

Glad we got an early start as this is a popular trail up to the waterfalls and a bit farther on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Winger07
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Albuquerque
Family got away

Beautiful and stunning. Easier hike for someone as out of shape as me. Views are amazing. My family... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shane I
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“great hike” (45 reviews)
“alpine lake” (16 reviews)
“trail head” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

Glad we got an early start as this is a popular trail up to the waterfalls and a bit farther on, you reach an alpine lake. There were some steep sections and large rocks to scramble over. At the lake, we hiked another 60 feet...More

Thank Winger07
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and stunning. Easier hike for someone as out of shape as me. Views are amazing. My family and friends loved this hike. We will definitely go back.

Thank Shane I
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of 4 hiked up to the first lake. It was a hard hike and we had to take a lot of breaks, but it was worth it. The waterfalls were awesome and the lake was unbelievable. We even saw a mountain goat on...More

1  Thank marcy r
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the hike. Lots of up hill and rocks near top. The lake and waterfalls were amazing. Take lots of water and pictures.

2  Thank sktipton
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I consider myself in decent shape and this hike kicked my butt! My husband who never ever works out thought it was pretty easy. This hike is straight up hill and very rocky where you could easily twist your ankle. I think we would have...More

Thank Emily O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the upper trail leading to the lake. Beautiful scenery and wonderfully fresh air. Our two dogs really enjoyed it. It’s a moderate hike, but if you have knee problems like me it will be much harder. But all in all very worth it....More

Thank BHarris63
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I , 67 and 66 years of age took this hike. It was beautiful along many spots with waterfalls and a lake at the top. The hike is very steep in places. Recommend bringing bug spray as there are flies and mosquitoes...More

1  Thank 82012mimi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Colorado from DC. We have done some pretty regular hiking and were excited for this one in particular. The altitude is no joke. We aren’t in stellar shape but are definitely active and we struggled at first to get adjusted. The views...More

1  Thank Kelli L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an endurance climb for us, took up about 3 1/2 hours. To begin with make sure you take the gravel road all the way to the end to park, don't park at the wrong place. The road is not in great condition so...More

1  Thank GoHawksAnkenyIowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike has it all - wildflowers, waterfalls, boulders and a beautiful mountain lake. A sighting of mountain goats or sheep is also pretty normal. This is the hike we always take visitors to who may only have time to do one.

1  Thank alexandrab907
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Ale M
15 July 2018|
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Response from AnnArborMiBob | Reviewed this property |
The road is easily passenger-car passable, far more so than many Colorado roads that are rated okay for passenger cars. Yeah, there are some potholes, but no worse than on many of the paved roads I drive on in my home state.
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Joro7886
10 July 2018|
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Response from AnnArborMiBob | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your definition of hikable. Any route up that you take from there will be at least class 3+, and that side of Quandary is notorious for stranding people who think they see a way to continue upward, but just get... More
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JohnnySaurusRex
8 July 2018|
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Response from Aimee A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was slow to respond. There are campsites all along the way—we made it to the waterfall but there was another higher area that had a ton of campers as well.
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