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Great Alpine Trail!

My wife and I backpacked this in August and it was fantastic! We started at the lower trailhead and... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Arvada, Colorado
High elevation tundra, watch for altitude sickness, great vistas

We hiked the lost man trail from the highest to lowest points, which worked great for... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

My wife and I backpacked this in August and it was fantastic! We started at the lower trailhead and were planning on camping at Lost Man lake and then finishing at the upper trailhead to be picked up by family members the following day. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We hiked the lost man trail from the highest to lowest points, which worked great for photography. We made a slight detour early on to go to Linkins Lake which is worth the detour. Lots of marmots were out that day so that made the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Good, easier hike. Right off independence pass, just west of the pass high-point. Start is almost above tree level, so you dont have to go far to be above the trees. You can stop at the first lake, go up to the pass, and/over to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank climb14
Reviewed August 27, 2017

The wildflowers were abundant even in late August, and the trail wound through lovely meadows and overlooked some gorgeous falls. You can climb up to the pass, made a long loop, or just hike to the lake (which we did). Though the climb is upward...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jwest202
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This is the best under ten mile hike we've ever experienced. Start at the upper parking area on 82 just below Independence Pass summit and hike to the lower parking area on 82 a couple miles down the road. First 3 miles of hike is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank WindsOfWildwood
Reviewed July 3, 2017

A quick, fairly easy trail, nice to hike this when you are still adjusting to the altitide. The forest is beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mbtn3
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

With not many loop hikes that are family friendly in the Aspen Area, this little hike is pretty neat. The lake and vistas are nice, you get to hike through forest and valley. As a bonus, you can hit the grottos which is near by...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank O7486ISandrews
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We did the upper trail. Two water crossings across a log. Weather can change quickly bring something warm and be prepared for rain. Beautiful terrain.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 2015PCL2016
Reviewed August 2, 2016

One of the more fun hikes that will take you past the reservoir and up the mountains. If you do the entire hike then it can be a bit challenging but highly suggest you do this if you are in the Aspen area.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank franciscomorales
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Upper Lost Man is one of my favorite hiking trails in Aspen - the hike itself is above the tree-line along a small creek, and the vegetation around you with dozens of different wildflowers is breathtaking! Try and make it up to the "saddle" (about...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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