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“Take it slow” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Linkins Lake Trail

Linkins Lake Trail
Aspen, CO
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Ranked #36 of 89 things to do in Aspen
Activities: Hiking
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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Take it slow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a moderately difficult walk for those of us not acclimated to the high elevation. Nothing technical but your lungs will let you know you are at 12,000 feet! Beautiful vista from most of the trail. It is located just before Independence Pass (another must see) coming from Aspen. Bring some water, maybe a picnic. Definitely worth it!

Visited September 2013
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illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“On top of the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hike was great, through lots of alpine meadows in beautiful bloom. However, the best part was that we followed the ranger's advice - after viewing the lake, instead of getting back on "main" trail, you will see a smaller trail heading farther up the mountain. This path leads up to an abandoned mining camp and we kept climbing up to the snow lines. The view was so amazing and there was no one up there. Like most hikes, you want to do this in the morning as it is in the sun, no shade, and there is a better chance of rain/thunderstorms in the early afternoon. Highly recommend - it was one of our favorite hikes due to alpine meadows and vista views.

Visited July 2013
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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43 reviews
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“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".

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“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.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“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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