Hiked up the ATV trail, then for the return trip we followed the ridge line from the lookout to the bridge. The end of that route involves steep, unpleasant terrain--but it did serve its purpose as a fast shortcut back to the car.
Been up many times trying to get "the Photo"
I was actually in the area to climb a different mountain. I had to change my plans due to unusual circumstances the day before. I decided to hike up Wildhorse Peak because it had a great view. I could see four mountain ranges from the summit. There was still a lot of snow above 10,000 feet.
Took my dad to the top. He was visiting from MN. He loved the hike and the views.
My wife and I took our 7-month-old up to the top and stayed the night in the lookout. It was his first summit. Trail was clear and in good shape. Weather was perfect. Beautiful views, especially into the Pioneers.