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Address: Telluride, CO

Rated as difficult and requiring experience with altitude, this scenic...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 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, when monsoon moisture is regular, and you want to be out of the highest area... More 

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Ridgway, Colorado
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 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 some splendid high country. Most people seem to turn around at the saddle, but eh... More 

Thank JoJoBoHo5656
Pittsburgh, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 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 !!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 21 October 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 you an idea about the elevation gain at the beginning. It was a strenuous hike... More 

Thank 657catc
Montrose, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 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!

Thank richardbP9341YO
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Absolutely stunning hike. It is pretty long with elevation gains so be prepared for a more strenuous hike. the view make you feel as if you are on top of the world. Hiking in the summer will wow you with wildflowers and hiking in the fall with be an experience you will never forget....it is an absolute tapestry of brilliant... More 

Thank sydney201031310
Laramie, Wyoming
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Outstanding hike. It'll instantly become one of your favorite hikes ever. Unfortunately, there isn't much parking available at the top of Aspen St., so try to find someone to drop you off and pick you up. Also, start the hike early before any potential afternoon showers or thunderstorms - its a long hike with 3,000+ feet of elevation gain. And... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This hike was amazing. We did the counter-clockwise loop, starting at the top of Aspen Street in Telluride. I recommend this route (vs. clockwise) for a couple reasons: 1) You reach the summit and start descending earlier -- safer, as storms are likelier after noon; 2) The sharp incline is easier to take on the ascent vs. on the descent.... More 

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Katy, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The trail to the Sneffels Highline begins with the dratted ascent on the Jud Wiebe. Don't be discouraged, it flattens long enough to catch your breath once you leave the Jud. As mentioned in other reviews, make sure you are acclimatized before you attempt this hike, as you climb over 3300 feet in 4 miles and if you are a... More 

2 Thank Leslie F
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Parts of trail were still covered in snow in late June. We lost the trail due to snow cover and came across another hiker who had lost the trail. We were able to find our way to the high point using the creek and landscape. However, when we got to the top, there was no way down the other side.... More 

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