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TOUGH

This was a tough hike in every respect. Getting there is the first challenge. We had an SUV and the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
intlwanderlust
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Europe
Spectacular

I have vertigo issues and there were a couple places on this trial that bothered me. Mostly at the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
jewelofcolorado
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Montrose, Colorado
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Limited to foot and horse traffic, this 12-mile moderate trail starts at an elevation of 9,240 feet and ends at 12,800 feet, and rewards hikers with sweeping views of the LaPlata and Rico ranges, Dolores Peaks and Lizard Head.
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13 Oct 2017
“TOUGH”
28 Jul 2016
“Spectacular”
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Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a tough hike in every respect. Getting there is the first challenge. We had an SUV and the last mile up to the trail head was nail biting. We ended up parking 400m from the parking lot as our poor car was dying....More

Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have vertigo issues and there were a couple places on this trial that bothered me. Mostly at the top, toward the end to Bridge of Heaven. We went up from the north side of the trail, four wheel drive required for the last few...More

Thank jewelofcolorado
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is one tough hike and it's my favorite. It is plenty steep in places, but the Bridge of Heaven view is incredible. It'll test your legs and wind.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great trail....but steep. Not good for small children or fear of heights. We made it to the cascade fall....trail got too scary and dangerous at that point. Worth the hike.

1  Thank lisaNjak
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Very nice trail up to the falls. Not really that strenuous. You will pass past several meadows with a plethora of wildflowers. Great family hike.

1  Thank sgfoley
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Nice hike. We took it only 1 mile up, to the Blow Out. Spectacular canyon. Trail has approx 20 switch backs to that point. You will climb up approx 1,000 ft in first mile. 70 yr old, 68 yr old, 47, 41, 10 and 7...More

3  Thank Tripoverme
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Hook up to the Bridge of/to Heaven trail and you WILL NOT be disappointed. This trail was recommended by a local worker at The Outlaw, and it did not disappoint!

1  Thank DWDaniel71
Reviewed 25 June 2015

There was still a bit of snow at the very top and had we had some poles or our snow shoes, we'd have made it to the Bridge of Heaven. Even still, what amazing views of Ouray, Ridgway, the mountains...and Utah.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 24 March 2015

A wonderful trail for either hikers or horseback riders. It is a long trail (I think about 4 miles each way), with plenty of elevation gain on the way up. But the views are beyond compare, and on a clear day, the La Sal mountains...More

1  Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very challenging, especially for people who are accustomed to having oxygen in their air. However, the views are totally worth all of the effort!

Thank JamieRC
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