While hiking along the trail the soothing sounds of water rushing down the mountain accompany the hiker for miles. The creek becomes part of the hiking experience as the trail crosses it several times, some of the crossings are sturdy foot bridges while others are rocks or fallen trees.
Take extra caution during this time of year as the river is still high with spring time run-off. Having a stick, old ski pole or even a buddy will help to cross the river.
A good pair of sturdy yet comfortable hiking shoes are recommended.
The trail rises and falls with the landscape of the mountains.
For the most part the trail is shaded by large pine and aspen trees. Some parts are exposed to the full force of the sun but those spots are brief and mainly toward the beginning of the hike.
If hiking doesn't sound like much fun take a horse. This trail is open to horseback riding, but closed to motorcycles and ATVs. Every so often there are flat spots where people have built small fire rings for an evening outing or an overnight camp out. Be sure to check with the local forest service before lighting a fire in the canyon, because during the hot summer months it could be illegal.
This trail is moderate in difficulty, probably not the best place to take young children especially since crossing the stream can be rather dangerous for youngsters.
Also a tip to make hiking this trail a better experience take a friend along. One it's safer that way, and two it's always better to experience the beauty of the great out doors with a friend.