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Address: Telluride, CO
Activities: Hiking
Description: Rated as difficult and requiring experience with altitude, this scenic...
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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Great hike, be careful in June

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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. However, when we got to the top, there was no way down the other side.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

zentraveler's review here has nothing to do with accessing the Sneffels Highline Trail, but rather to do with climbing Mt Sneffels itself....the Sneffels Highline Trail is not an approach to climbing Mt Sneffels. The trail runs between its east end off the Jud Wiebe loop, as accessed off N. Aspen St. in Telluride, and the Deep Creek Trail on the... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This a beautiful hike and it is accessible from different sides. The most popular is out of Ouray. If you have a Jeep type vehicle or ATV you can get within a mile of the peak. Be aware that it is loose rock and steep. The final leg is a giant boulder field up the final summit. Well worth the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Don't miss hiking this long but gorgeous loop hike! You will think you are in the middle of nowhere! Love this hike!

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a great trail off the Jud weibe trail..once you turn off onto it,not many people and no bikes allowed. You can go to many high points for views or continue all the way up to the basin & pass or do a 18 mile loop and come out mill creek. Great variety of ecosystems and terrain. one of... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sneffels Highline Trail is one of the local classics. That said, you won't see Mt. Sneffels (if you want to see it, go up towards the Gold Hill from the gondolla upper station). But the wiews West (Vermillion, Wilson Group) and the (final) views of Mt. Emma and Dallas Peak are outstanding. The drawback is lack of parking near the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Jud Weibe trail is a pleasant hike with nice views of the town, but if you really want to experience the spectacular views in the high country, head for the Sneffels Highline Trail. The two basins you'll traverse are filled with wildfowers, and the views over the Wilson group are wonderful. Yes, it's a long hike, but you'll have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've done this hike 3 or 4 times now. I never get tired of it. It's a beautiful trip into the high country above Telluride. The scenery transitions several times on your way to the upper portion of the trail. The length (3 - 4 hours) is perfect for me. When you break into that upper basin and pas a... More 

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Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Sneffels Highline Trail Loop is a long classic of the area. I love it in both directions. Majestic scenery. Always a bit challenging to play with the weather. Can be cold at a time, be prepared like any other in Colorado!

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Wetherby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A fantastic walk, but at altitude of 8750-12270 feet you will either need to be acclimatised to this altitude, or be prepared to take extra stops for breath. Recommended to do the walk clockwise as the climbing gradient is less severe walking it this way, with a long gentle final climb in a glacial valley to a final diagonal traverse... More 

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Address: Address: Telluride, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride

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