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Address: Aspen, CO
Activities: Hiking
Description: This excellent hiking area outside Aspen is ideal for beginners and those...
This excellent hiking area outside Aspen is ideal for beginners and those who enjoy easier trails.
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The Sacred Lake

One must be inspired from either within or from external stimuli, this trail to me personally possessed both.....I would only hope that perhaps it would mean the same to you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Naples, United States
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Naples, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One must be inspired from either within or from external stimuli, this trail to me personally possessed both.....I would only hope that perhaps it would mean the same to you regardless of age from 1 year of age to 99 years of age....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful trail that leads to a lake that is so clear and gorgeous. The hike is strenuous and has a really steep set of switchbacks at the top but is worth it. We saw a bear one time and my brother saw a mountain lion from afar too....i love to do this hike and then reward myself... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Get ready for a workout as you assend to just shy of 12,000 feet. There are trout in the lake and the water is Gin Clear. Try to start early as the rain and clouds typically come in by mid-afternoon. If you start later I highly suggest rain gear be in your backpack. Bring more water than you think you'll... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is the best hike in Aspen. There is parking at the trail head. It gets crowded but still plenty of room. The hike can be a bit steep but there are plenty of stunning places to stop take photos and catch your breath. Bring lunch and relax at the lake. Really beautiful place.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great hike with an awesome lake at the end. Take plenty of water and i would highly recommend packing lunch. Beautiful views everywhere you look, make sure to take time to look around. no need for a high clearance vehicle, its a bumpy road to get to the trailhead but you can make it with a smaller car. you will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not that hard really (I'm 64) Started early. I left at 8:15 and had the trail to myself for two hours. After half an hour at the lake I was back at the car by 12:15. The lake is surrounded by craggy mountains and it is awesome rather than picturesque. An early start means that you will get some good... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A superb hike that will give you a workout, and if you have the stamina, Electric Pass offers a spectacular view. Drink lots of liquids.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A very pretty trail and my fly fishing husband was very happy with the large, colorful cutthroat that he caught and released. We were very surprised to find such large fish (14 and 18 inches) in such a high altitude lake!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Without a doubt, one of the most spectacular trails in Aspen. Its a tough-ish 1.5 to 2 hour uphill, but well worth the effort.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A testing but worthwhile hike from the railhead close to Ashcroft. Takes you through Aspen trees, pines, scrub, switchbacks and rock fields before reaching an amphitheatre of rock formations and crystal clear water. For the average hiker, it will take two hours to reach the top. A good few locals may overtake you but it is a definite must hike... More 

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Address: Aspen, CO
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