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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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Great hike, but take time to ACCLIMATE before you go

We had a wonderful day. You feel like you are on top of the world. But if you have just arrived at the altitude, take a few days to acclimate before you go. Bring all the items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We had a wonderful day. You feel like you are on top of the world. But if you have just arrived at the altitude, take a few days to acclimate before you go. Bring all the items needed for a hike in the mountains... i.e. sunscreen, WATER, rain coat, good hiking boots and possibly hiking poles if you need them.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

An excellent hike up to Cathedral Lake. Roundtrip distance is 6 miles and will take about 4 hours. The elevation gain is decent at 2000 feet from 9,915 feet ending at 11,880 feet. The trail is fairly steep and the hike should be started earlier in the day to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms which frequently appear suddenly in the area.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This trail is a real climb! According to my map, it's about 2000 feet in 3 miles. You'll drive to the trail head and where parking is free. But, .75 mile of the road is very rough, so take it slow and bring a spare tire just in case. Low clearance cars are okay, just be careful. The trail itself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

More challenging than most day hikes in the area, but one of the best lakes to see. Great cliffs and pinnacles surround three sides. Clear blue water and native trout bring bring out the native beity of Colorado. The varied terrain is a treat on this hike. You start through forests, meet up with a mountain stream, cross rock slides... More 

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Philly
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

My girlfriend (a former all-American athelete) and I asked a few locals about a nice hike for the day, which motivated us to try the Cathedral Lake hike. "Its only three miles up to a pristine crystal blue mountain lake," they told us with a smile. I never did see the wink. The hike started with six switchback trails that... More 

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