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    Matt Osminer completed Tumble Creek Trail

    29 days ago

    Matt Osminer saved Tumble Creek Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Matt Osminer saved Buffalo Peaks Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Matt Osminer completed Lily Pad Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matt Osminer completed Old Dillon Reservoir Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matt Osminer added Breck Hiked

    about 1 year ago

    Matt Osminer added Backpacking

    over 2 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Burro Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Mesa Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Wyoming Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Mount Margaret Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Sandbeach Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Hall Ranch Loop

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Seven Bridges Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved St. Mary's Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Osminer reviewed Maroon-Snowmass Trail (from Snowmass Creek Trailhead)

    about 4 years ago

    Definitely a heavy use trail with prime access to Snowmass Mountain. A five star trail except for one thing - this trail sees heavy horse traffic due to local outfitters and you will enjoy bountiful odorous manure for much of the trek.

    There are also several places where the trail has been heavily damaged by horses with one area near a waterfall below Snowmass Lake that is about to drop off into the gulch.

    That aside this trail makes a long steady climb to Snowmass Lake meandering through aspen groves, long scenic valleys with old beaver dams, and eventually winding it's way through dense pine forest to arrive at the lake.

    Water is in abundant supply crossing several small creeks with river access opportunities along the way. Given the horse traffic I definitely recommend water treatment.

    Camping is hard to come by until about 6.5 miles in. Plenty of campsite opportunities around the lake.

    The lake itself is stunningly beautiful and well worth the trip!

    Matt Osminer reviewed Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

    about 4 years ago

    We didn't quite make it to Lower Mohawk as my wife and I both appeared to have picked up a touch of food poisoning or something and had to turn back. However this is a beautiful hike with mining ruins and lots to see along the way.

    Plenty of water so no need to haul a lot if you have a purification option open to you.

    This trail is also relatively rough. The lower portion has dense tree roots and the upper is rocky. Bring good shoes. You might consider some hiking poles if you're unsure of your balance.

    Hiked a week ago and the trail is damp but all snow is clear. Somebody noted crazy mosquitoes. While there were quite a few they were nothing compared to my Colorado Trail hike a week prior out of Twin Lakes. Do bring some repellent but your trip won't be ruined.

    The downside - this trail is CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY busy. Local resorts organize group hikes and the trail is very close to town and easy to get to. Be prepared to dodge people all day long. There is so much traffic that many areas of the tail have been overrun killing surrounding vegetation and forming many side trails. If you're looking for a more pristine experience this trail isn't for you.

    Matt Osminer completed Gem Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Mohawk Lakes Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Lower Mohawk Lake Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved McCullough Gulch Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Bergen Peak Loop Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Lily Mountain Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Boulder Falls Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Walker Ranch Loop Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Belcher Hill Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Mallory Cave

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed First and Second Flatiron Loop

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer saved Royal Arch Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Matt Osminer completed Royal Arch Trail

    over 5 years ago