Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints
by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.
What a beautiful day, what a wonderful hike! Local maps say the hike is 7 miles round trip from the parking area, I believe this is true. Various portions of the hike have lots of volcanic rocks to hike over. About 2/3 of the way in there is a serene lake to stop and enjoy. Nice easy grade almost all the way. The only portion that is a bit steeper was not difficult. The view from the top makes it all worth while!! The leaves were about 70% turned. It was chilly at the top, perfect Autmn day. Although the hike itself took 3 hours allow plenty of time to take it all in. I was concerned about a few groups of hikers that were 2/3 of the way going in with an hour left of daylight.
easy fun day hike trail is well maped out and you always know your on it
THERE IS CAMPING on the trail about 1 mile in state maps do not show there is camping but there is at least 1 camp spot and over night passes
the path is rocky but a fun walk the grade is never to much easy walk
there are currently some trees down on the path that you will have to go under and over but the views are worth it
the hike in is about 3 miles if you come off of 4 and about 6 miles iff you come in the other way
trail does split by the lake and is not marked we took the one going up so i know that leads to the top
the other one not really sure where it go's ( it is not the 6 mile other start point
when you get to the top keep going and follow the man made rock piles some you will have to look for they will lead you to the high point marker
the views are better before the top
over all it was a fun quick hike that a friend his small dog and I did in under 3 hours and we took our time
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