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Address: Telluride, CO
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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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This is a 13 mile hike, so not for the inexperienced, though the trail is very good. Views are beautiful, the mountains enfold you. The terrain changes from grassy to rocky. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a 13 mile hike, so not for the inexperienced, though the trail is very good. Views are beautiful, the mountains enfold you. The terrain changes from grassy to rocky. You will not forget the experience. Bring water & food of course!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Absolutely stunning hike. It is pretty long with elevation gains so be prepared for a more strenuous hike. the view make you feel as if you are on top of the world. Hiking in the summer will wow you with wildflowers and hiking in the fall with be an experience you will never forget....it is an absolute tapestry of brilliant... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Outstanding hike. It'll instantly become one of your favorite hikes ever. Unfortunately, there isn't much parking available at the top of Aspen St., so try to find someone to drop you off and pick you up. Also, start the hike early before any potential afternoon showers or thunderstorms - its a long hike with 3,000+ feet of elevation gain. And... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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1 Thank Kathy G
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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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