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    2 months, 1 week ago
    Beautiful shady trail through (often damp) conifer forest. Rocky and somewhat strep trail for the first.75 miles, then flattens out a bit, then alternating climbing and flat trail. A few small easy creek crossings. Lakes are gorgeous. Wildflowers if timing is right.
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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    9 miles drive rough gravel rood to trail head. Cool trail along creek go up to Missouri Lakes, nice waterfall. Meadows lots of flowers 2 hrs to lakes. Beautiful mountains, marmites, pikas, 3.5hrs to top of Fancy Pass 12400 feet elevation steep downhill some sno.5 hrs round trip in
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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Excellent trail once you get above tree line, trail declines in quality once you begin the summit and disappears about 300 feet from the summit. Some of the best views in Colorado on an legendary mountain.
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    1 year ago
    Gorgeous hike on a fall day with lots of fall colors and 2 beautiful alpine lakes.
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    1 year ago
    Amazing scenery. A really legit sense of heights and exposure without any real danger (class 2 scramble at worst.. mostly just a hike). My only reason for not giving 5 stars is that you have to drop nearly a thousand feet into a valley so there and back you have to hike up a total of 2000 extra vertical feet.
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    3 beautiful lakes! First 2 lakes are on trail, 3rd is a fairly easy class 2+ off trail route. The trail goes all the way to the far end of the 2nd Savage lake, and it would be easiest to ascend in that area where we descended. There are some cliff bands to work your way around but the lakes and waterfalls are worth the effort! The 3rd lake is just at tree line with sweeping views. Once again, the Holy Cross Wildnerness did not disappoint.
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    There are some steep sections as you gain about 2300’ in 4 miles. The wildflowers were abundant and the scenery kept changing from dense foliage to piney to alpine, with a couple of beautiful meadows along the way. At the end, the drop into the lake was very steep. The lake was gorgeous, holding ice in late July, with trees on one side and rocks on the other. It looked like it would be a great place to camp!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Easy hike to a beautiful alpine lake. Most of the elevation gain comes at the end of the hike. Our family did this in deep snow over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time! Luckily most of the trail had been broken, but still had some areas of post-holing (GAIA app was helpful as there were multiple trails in the snow). Ate lunch at the snow covered lake.
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