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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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Prettiest hike ever, said my 13yo

This hike was amazing. We did the counter-clockwise loop, starting at the top of Aspen Street in Telluride. I recommend this route (vs. clockwise) for a couple reasons: 1) You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Parker, Colorado
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Parker, Colorado
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This hike was amazing. We did the counter-clockwise loop, starting at the top of Aspen Street in Telluride. I recommend this route (vs. clockwise) for a couple reasons: 1) You reach the summit and start descending earlier -- safer, as storms are likelier after noon; 2) The sharp incline is easier to take on the ascent vs. on the descent.... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The trail to the Sneffels Highline begins with the dratted ascent on the Jud Wiebe. Don't be discouraged, it flattens long enough to catch your breath once you leave the Jud. As mentioned in other reviews, make sure you are acclimatized before you attempt this hike, as you climb over 3300 feet in 4 miles and if you are a... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Telluride, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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