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Absolutely gorgeous

Although it is a lengthy hike ( more than a15 mile loop from town), it is truly spectacular. We... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Worth the Effort!

Steep climb into beautiful alpine meadows. Followed by a very steep switchback over boulder field... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Damon W
Sarasota, Florida
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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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Reviewed August 5, 2018

If from out of town, I would recommend doing a warm-up hike the day prior to get used to the higher elevation. Keep in mind the trailhead begins a 1/2 mile beyond the top of the Jud Wiebe trail - so you MUST complete that...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Although it is a lengthy hike ( more than a15 mile loop from town), it is truly spectacular. We saw a herd of elk, the most amazing wildflowers, unbelievable vistas, and friendly fellow hikers. Start early in the day and pace yourself for this great...More

Thank Mortfam
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Steep climb into beautiful alpine meadows. Followed by a very steep switchback over boulder field and over the pass down into another beautiful alpine meadow. You must be in good shape. Some treacherous steps and some danger of falling boulders on the boulder field if...More

Thank Damon W
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This hike is by far, one of the best hikes in Telluride. This hike is also one of the longest. We were prepared to hike 13 miles but it ended up being 20 miles total after realizing the book didn't account for the other connecting...More

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I did the Sneffels Highline Trail in mid July and agree with most of what the other reviewers have said here, but I have a few different or additional thoughts. As a note, I did this hike counter-clockwise with 2.75 hours up to the saddle...More

1  Thank biztraveler20
Reviewed March 29, 2017

By choosing to take this hike, you are obviously fit and enjoy high alpine hiking. It's a good 5 hour loop, steep to the top, more gentle and a longer distance down. No reason not to go. Go early in the morning during the summer,...More

1  Thank peachesrsweet
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We like to go in spring and fall, because the aspens put on a world class color show both seasons. This is a fairly strenuous hike for low land visitors, but well worth trying anyway. It goes far up into the western San Juan's into...More

1  Thank JoJoBoHo5656
Reviewed December 1, 2016

A long walk to be sure with lots of elevation gain, so bring lots of water ! That said this is a stunning walk I do at least once a summer, go early and take your time, this one is a real treasure !!!

Thank Eamon A
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We left at 9:30 am & did the counter-clockwise loop. I definitely recommend this route– it took us about 3.5 hours to reach the highest point (4 miles) & another 3.5 hours from there back to the trailhead (just over 8 miles). That should give...More

Thank 657catc
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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