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By choosing to take this hike, you are obviously fit and enjoy high alpine hiking. It's a good 5... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
peachesrsweet
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colorado
One of the best hikes in the whole area

We like to go in spring and fall, because the aspens put on a world class color show both seasons... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
JoJoBoHo5656
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Ridgway, Colorado
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Rated as difficult and requiring experience with altitude, this scenic 13-mile hiking trail skirts the perimeter of the Sneffels Wilderness, with a 3,600 foot elevation change.
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

By choosing to take this hike, you are obviously fit and enjoy high alpine hiking. It's a good 5 hour loop, steep to the top, more gentle and a longer distance down. No reason not to go. Go early in the morning during the summer,...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We like to go in spring and fall, because the aspens put on a world class color show both seasons. This is a fairly strenuous hike for low land visitors, but well worth trying anyway. It goes far up into the western San Juan's into...More

Thank JoJoBoHo5656
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A long walk to be sure with lots of elevation gain, so bring lots of water ! That said this is a stunning walk I do at least once a summer, go early and take your time, this one is a real treasure !!!

Thank Eamon A
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We left at 9:30 am & did the counter-clockwise loop. I definitely recommend this route– it took us about 3.5 hours to reach the highest point (4 miles) & another 3.5 hours from there back to the trailhead (just over 8 miles). That should give...More

Thank 657catc
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a 13 mile hike, so not for the inexperienced, though the trail is very good. Views are beautiful, the mountains enfold you. The terrain changes from grassy to rocky. You will not forget the experience. Bring water & food of course!

Thank richardbP9341YO
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Absolutely stunning hike. It is pretty long with elevation gains so be prepared for a more strenuous hike. the view make you feel as if you are on top of the world. Hiking in the summer will wow you with wildflowers and hiking in the...More

Thank sydney201031310
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Outstanding hike. It'll instantly become one of your favorite hikes ever. Unfortunately, there isn't much parking available at the top of Aspen St., so try to find someone to drop you off and pick you up. Also, start the hike early before any potential afternoon...More

Thank Advice_followed
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This hike was amazing. We did the counter-clockwise loop, starting at the top of Aspen Street in Telluride. I recommend this route (vs. clockwise) for a couple reasons: 1) You reach the summit and start descending earlier -- safer, as storms are likelier after noon;...More

3  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The trail to the Sneffels Highline begins with the dratted ascent on the Jud Wiebe. Don't be discouraged, it flattens long enough to catch your breath once you leave the Jud. As mentioned in other reviews, make sure you are acclimatized before you attempt this...More

2  Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Parts of trail were still covered in snow in late June. We lost the trail due to snow cover and came across another hiker who had lost the trail. We were able to find our way to the high point using the creek and landscape....More

1  Thank corndogs5
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