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Conifer is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hike! It’s within 45 minutes of Denver, is never too crowded and has some gorgeous views.
Legault Mountain also offers a baby mountain-summit on a relatively easy to moderate hike. The trail isn’t all that steep until the last small chunk and that’s definitely a butt-kicker as you’re making you way to the top! If you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth it because you get incredible 360 degree views that make you feel like you drove hours into the mountains.
The summit is about 9,046 ft and you’ll climb about 1,200ft to get to the top but most of it was in the finally few tenths of a mile straight up!
There was plenty of shade on this trail which was appreciated! We arrived shortly after sunrise and had almost the whole hike to ourselves until we were heading back down. There is one spot where we missed the turnoff to the peak, just know the trail will look a little smaller than the main trail and follow the AllTrails map. If you start heading back down instead of up (that was our first clue) turn around and head back toward that trail that you weren’t quite sure about when you first passed it.
This is a great option to bring friends who want a bit of a challenge, but are on a time crunch. And add this to your list for when the leaves are peaking in the fall – Enjoy!
Also, am I the only one who takes naps on top of mountains? 🙂
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