Grays peak 🏃8🗻9:This hike gave me one of the best sunrises I have ever seen, it was spectacular. We were not quite to the top when the sun came out; I'd say around 13250 FT, which was a get excise for me to catch my breath and take in the view. The hike was challenging, but not tricky, the only real objects to overcome was catching your breath and making it up the 3600 vertical feet gain in 4.25 miles.
Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake Via Mitchell Lake Trail🏃5🗻7: This hike was fun, besides losing my GoPro and traveling a good part of it four times. The hike its self-was enjoyable. Not too hard but enough to make you feel good. Plus Mitchell Lake was lovely and only a mile in. Blue lake was Amazing; it was very blue from what I could tell by the wind. Deffently a fun hike and ill-being doing this one again.
Glass Lake 6🗻7🏃: This hike has a little climb to the top of it. The trail is 4.15 miles to Glass Lake, so round trip is 8.3 miles. The trail starts at Glacier Creek trailhead in the rocky mountain national park. Along the hike, you get to enjoy many waterfalls and Loch Lake. Once past the lake, you must scramble up timberline falls to get to Glass Lake. At the lake, you are surrounded by massive walls of rocks. It's really cool to look at all the different layers --
The Loch lake🏃5🗻6: this lake is cool, the hike itself is not bad. The trail gets busy in the summer time. Roundtrip the hike is 5.7 miles long . The hike up to the lake is nice, waterfalls flowers and sometime deer, elk, and moose if your lucky. Always be safe around these animals, don't walk up to them are try to feed them.
Royal Arch Tail
This trail is 3.4 miles round trip and can be very trafficked with people. It can be a loop trail if you like there are different tail you can take to get the main Royal Arch Tail. The trail is rated difficult because of the steepness of the trail. There are a lot of steps and its up down and up again. Overall I didn't think it was too difficult, just more strenuous. The views from the top are fantastic and the Arch its self is awesome.
First and second Flat Iron Hike:🗻7🏃7
This hike is about 2.6 miles round trip, but don't let this shortness fool you. It has an elevation gain of 1400 plus feet. Starting out is not too bad once in the tree line is where the fun begins. There are quite a few switch backs and a little bit of a climb of a rock face(not start vertical but a face hand and feet need to achieve the rise). The view from the top is spectacular with the view of the city on onside and the Rocky Mountain on the other.
Mt. Edwards. Today was an exciting day. I could not find the trailhead for the life of me, come to see I was in the wrong valley. So I thought to myself "well your out here, may as well hike." I made it always in my truck off Leavenworth Creek Rd before making my way to 352 McClellan Mountain Road. From there I started up the ride. End on top of Mt. Edwards looking at Garys Peak and Torreys Peak