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Sneffels Highline Trail

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Telluride
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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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Arvada, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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