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Monday, July 20, 2015

Crags Trail- Pike Peak- Divide, Colorado

You need to get here early.  The trailhead is across the street in case you thought that small mountain in the background was the Crags.  The Crags hike is located about a half mile from Mueller State Park off of Hwy 67 in Divide, Colorado. The Crags Trail is  7 miles round trip.

a great way to start a hike
along the creek, there are several nice primitive campsites.
the first mile is a steady slow climb

The creek along the trail provided nice rest stops
saw this unusual flower growing along the creek

Ahead of us the trail opens up a level meadow with views that are amazing.
these yellow ones lined the trail
 these rock formations appear in the meadow; no not the crags...we are only halfway.

one section of the trail had the Colorado state wildflower
click to enlarge to see the beautiful flowers growing

when you leave the meadow, you pretty much go straight up.  The vegetation changes as well. 

here we are at 11,000 feet...the views are going to leave you breathless :)

you can hike through the crags...darn those clouds gathering :( 

You can easily see 100 miles to enlarge to see the snow covered peaks.
reservoirs...we took the grandkids to one of these when they were here

The trees up here are quite twisted

and flowers grow on the rocks...

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