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Linkins Lake Trail

Aspen, CO
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Ranked #19 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Aspen, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hike brings you out of Aspen up Independence Pass, so you are already going to see amazing views. The trail is somewhat vertical, and not too long, but a good workout. What you will see is beautiful views, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and a glacier lake surrounded by mountains. This is one of my favorite places to hike on... More

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Webster, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

If views are your thing, than the entire Independence Pass in general is for you. And, so is this trail. Located less than a mile from the west side of the pass, the trailhead parking is small, but you can park on either side of the road so you should be ok. Views open up almost from the first as... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a moderately difficult walk for those of us not acclimated to the high elevation. Nothing technical but your lungs will let you know you are at 12,000 feet! Beautiful vista from most of the trail. It is located just before Independence Pass (another must see) coming from Aspen. Bring some water, maybe a picnic. Definitely worth it!

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illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hike was great, through lots of alpine meadows in beautiful bloom. However, the best part was that we followed the ranger's advice - after viewing the lake, instead of getting back on "main" trail, you will see a smaller trail heading farther up the mountain. This path leads up to an abandoned mining camp and we kept climbing up... More

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a lovely easy trail up to a clear lake containing rainbow trout. Quite high up and close to and in sight of Independence Pass and the continental divide. The views are lovely, almost pastoral , as you are above the tree line. The best part of this hike, however , are the flowers. Everywhere one sees paintbrush, monkshood,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Starts at 11,506 ft elevation and goes to 12,008 ft at the lake. The wildflowers are gorgeous in July.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a short hike to an alpine lake. There are few hikers so one can find solitude on this trail.

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chicago
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is a great little trail to acclimate to the high altitude before attempting one of the longer hikes (Lost Man Loop). It will take about 30 minutes of steady climbing before you come upon a beautiful alpine lake, have some lunch watching the sun reflect on the shimmering water, and head back down.

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Colorado, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Short, steep trail to small mountain lake near Independence Pass, views all around

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Aspen, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

You may have trouble breathing up here, some of it is above tree line, but many the experience is incomparable.

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