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“The Master Gardener at work” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Linkins Lake Trail

Linkins Lake Trail
Aspen, CO
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Ranked #25 of 87 things to do in Aspen
Activities: Hiking
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“The Master Gardener at work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a lovely easy trail up to a clear lake containing rainbow trout. Quite high up and close to and in sight of Independence Pass and the continental divide. The views are lovely, almost pastoral , as you are above the tree line. The best part of this hike, however , are the flowers. Everywhere one sees paintbrush, monkshood, columbine, bistort, queens crown, and marsh marigolds. The Master Gardener above has such a fine touch! I felt peaceful and blessed in this "thin place".

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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Short steep hike with rewarding views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Starts at 11,506 ft elevation and goes to 12,008 ft at the lake. The wildflowers are gorgeous in July.

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a short hike to an alpine lake. There are few hikers so one can find solitude on this trail.

Visited September 2012
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chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Short and Steep”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is a great little trail to acclimate to the high altitude before attempting one of the longer hikes (Lost Man Loop). It will take about 30 minutes of steady climbing before you come upon a beautiful alpine lake, have some lunch watching the sun reflect on the shimmering water, and head back down.

Visited July 2012
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Colorado, USA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Short and steep, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Short, steep trail to small mountain lake near Independence Pass, views all around

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