Always A Great hike. The 5 mile hike from the Stagecoach parking lot to the peak is well worth it. I helped build these trails back in 1978 and the hike always brings back fond memories of my summer working for Jeffco Open Space.
Much better trail than Elk Meadow, although they are connected. Its a haul to the top, but a nice workout. Beautiful mountain vistas. Restroom facilities-well maintained trails. Bring a picnic and enjoy!