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Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby PaliKona » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:09 pm

I want to take my 2 year old and friends + kids on an easy scenic hike in Summit this week. They'll be in packs. I'm looking for a hike with lots of wildflowers and great views. I remember someone mentioning an easy scenic trail north of Silverthorne, with great views to the Gores. I cannot remember what it is. Anyway, any recs? Thanks!

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Re: Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby Mountainspirit » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:47 pm

North of Silverthorne and near Heeney is Cataract Lake. There's also Rainbow Lake in Frisco. For a longer hike outside of Breck, try Mowhawk Lake. All great family options.

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Re: Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby hunterwf » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:51 pm

+1 on Mohawk lakes. Mine ruins, waterfalls and lakes all in one hike.
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Re: Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby PaliKona » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:01 am

In fact, I did Mohawk Lakes last week ;)
It was fantastic. Looking for something high up this time, like Shrine Mtn.

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Re: Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby davebobk47 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:17 am

The hike north of Silverthorne you might be thinking of is Acorn Creek. Not a very busy spot but it has great views of the Gores. I was there yesterday and the wildflowers are still looking good.
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Re: Scenic Summit County hikes with kids

Postby Scott P » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:19 am

It was fantastic. Looking for something high up this time, like Shrine Mtn.


Would probably be a good choice. In summer, it's really a short hike.

Also consider Mount Royal.
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