Tumbledown Mountain

If you’re up for an adventure, head to Tumbledown Mountain (outside Weld) for an unforgettable hike. A few words of advice: if you have a truck or SUV, bring it, because the 3.7-mile dirt road to the Brook Trail parking area is quite bumpy. Every guide you read will tell you that the trailhead is easy to miss — it isn't. There's a real parking lot, outhouse and map at the entrance. Pack snacks, water, a jacket and a swimsuit. Even though the trail is only 1.5 miles long, plan to spend an hour and a half to two hours on the way up. It’s a rugged, at times steep, climb. And you may be tempted to turn around. Don’t. At the summit, Crater Lake awaits like something out of “Lord of the Rings,” — a magical reward for all that hard work.


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