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“Challenging with a great reward”

Cathedral Lake Trail
Ranked #22 of 102 things to do in Aspen
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Owner description: This excellent hiking area outside Aspen is ideal for beginners and those who enjoy easier trails.
Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Challenging with a great reward”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

A beautiful hike above Aspen. I would listen to the other reviewers about acclimating before attempting the hike. Plan on taking 2 to 2.5 hours to get to the lake. Make sure you have plenty of water. The total experience is about 4 hours round trip.

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chicago
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Spectacular - but tough.”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Beautiful hike with a scenic lake at the top - fairly strenuous but can be done in 2.5 hours going at a moderate pace (we live at sea level and it was our 3rd day in Aspen). if you have energy left you can continue up to Electric Pass for remarkable vistas.

Visited July 2012
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Mt Zion,Illinois
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Loved the beauty of this drive.IT was kind of rustic and scenic just wished we had gone on up to the Ashcroft part of the road.

Visited May 2012
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Aspen
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Another Lovely Hike”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Don't miss it, you'll enjoy the hike and the scenery.

Visited July 2011
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Aspen, Colorado
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Magnificent Views...but a tough climb”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

This trail inspired John Denver's words: "Rocky Cathedrals reach to the sky." The switchbacks can be killer and I'm in good shape...I live at 8,500 feet altitude.

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