Length: We ended up at 3.34 with some of the zin offshoot
Difficulty: It’s definitely up and you’ll be sweating, but it’s only 1.5 to the top, you can do it!.
Time: we did it in about and hour and a half with some stops to check out the top, snacks at the zinn off shoot and other lovely places on the way up and down
Rating: Nice hike! Definitely gets crowded! We were at the trail head by 9am and were the 3rd car there, by the time we left the top there was no parking left, cars were in the woods, and the trail was very crowded on the way back down!
I’ve had this hike on my to-do for a bit, especially since it is rated as a, if you live in the front range you should definitely hike this. I got a lovely group of gals to join me on the jaunt up and was especially excited about the 143 stairs at the top!
The views along the way were so amazing! Lots of land and buttes and trees and mountains as far as the eye can see!
The mid way point has a sign, but i swear it seemed alot further from there than to there!