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Sneffels Highline Trail

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #16 of 26 attractions in Telluride
Owner description: Rated as difficult and requiring experience with altitude, this scenic 13-mile hiking trail skirts the perimeter of the Sneffels Wilderness, with a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
27 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
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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colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a challenging 13 mile hike. It rises steeply from the town of Telluride and continues above treeline into 2 spectacular basins divided by a 12,000+' pass. At the end of Aspen street take the Jed Weibe trail to the Deep Creek Trail and just keep going. Mind the weather as it can get dicey in summer with afternoon... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Be in reasonably good shape, start early in the morning so you can be finished with the highest portion of the trail before afternoon summer thunderstorms build. Great hike. Don't hike it alone. Take food, water, layered clothing and be sure someone knows what time you left and are expected back.

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