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“Ditch Trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Snowmass Village Hiking Trails

Snowmass Village Hiking Trails
Snowmass Village, CO
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ditch Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This was an easy trail, but it had beautiful vistas along the way. The trail was relatively flat, but a nice afternoon hike.

Visited May 2012
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Aspen, Colorado
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25 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“I walk Snowmass Village trails virtually every day to stay in shape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I never get tired of the Rim Trail for example. And Tom Blake Trail is just beautiful, and the Ditch Trail can be breath taking. I live in Snowmass Village and I try to walk a trail every day with my dog and my wife. It helps keep me in shape because except for the ditch trail they all have a bit of climb and drop to them.

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Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
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“Elk Camp Hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Take the gondola then hike the Sierra Loop Trail to Elk Camp. Mainly uphill but meanders through the woods which is very nice. The veiw from the top, approximately 2.4 miles giveas excellent views of the Maroon Bells along with other 14,000 ft mountains.
When you walk back to gondola stop at the base camp for a grass fed burger.

Visited August 2011
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great summer biking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Went mountain biking here with friends over independce day weekend. It was a spectacular day to be cruising through the beautiful forests on a bike, blue sky, no clouds. And we saw 4 elk neat the trail!

The local ski company runs its gondola in summer, and for a small cost we were able to put our bikes on and take them to the top, no pesky uphilling!!

There are a wide variety of trails running from the top of the gondola, and there is a terrain map that seperates them into ability levels. I wish there had been a few more black (advanced) trails to attempt that ended up back at the gondola (apparently there are more being created at the moment), but the black trails that are available were great, enough for several days of riding.

If you are into mt biking, or just want to see the forest from off the the road I definately recommend this!

Visited July 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful and breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

If you're an avid skier or just a beginner you will enjoy Snowmass Village. The numerous trails suitable for a variety of skill levels, Snowmass Village Trails is a clean, well-maintained, well staffed, ski resort. There's hardly a waiting line at the lifts (at least during the 2nd week of January), and the ride down is awe-inspiring. The crisp mountain air fills your lungs leaving you renewed and refreshed. This is the first time that I had to actually pull out the trail map several times while on the mountain to figure what trails and lifts to take in order to get to one side of the mountain to the other without having to go all the way down to Base Village. One MUST thing to do is to go up to the le Cirque. It's a windpowered lift, and the is the peak elevation of the mountain. It feels like a tundra.

The mountains also have a several cafes/restaurants on the mountain in addition to the base village to refuel for more skiing.

There are several rentals/hotels/condos to stay right there so it's a very a convenient ski in and ski out.

The free bus rides between Snowmass and the airport and downtown Aspen is also very convenient and convenient times if you end up at a restaurant/bar late in downtown.

As for Snowmass, if you know that snow is not going to be a problem, then flying indirectly into Aspen shouldn't be an issue, but if snowstorm is possible, then probably best to fly into Denver or Eagle, and take a shuttle into Aspen.

Visited January 2011
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