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Coonskin Mountain Ski Trails is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 1,794 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Skiing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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Coonskin great views rocky parts some uphill. Telluride. Straight down rocky. More great views. Mountain bikes are allowed on the Coonskin Loop, but are not allowed to ride to Telluride via the Telluride Trail.

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Kenneth Lund
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Hiking

Nice lift ride up and a beautiful home down. It is not a pristine trail, but the views are great.

Michael Smith
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Hiking

As long as you know what you are getting into, this is a nice hike. It is very much just a jeep trail and you are quite likely to meet workers and trucks on your way up (which I actually enjoyed, very nice people). The advantage to this hike is that it is right in Telluride and you can decide and be on the jeep trail in minutes. I needed one like that as I had other logistics to cover earlier in the day. Great for a mild/moderate cardio workout and also good to get used to a bit of incline. I did a very similar hike up Vail Mountain and I think this one is as comparable as it can be. I was happy to see some light snow on the trail, which made it fun for me. I do not think I would have enjoyed it much without the powder. Poles were not needed (nor did I have them with me), but I did pull out my yaktraks to help with grip. I started late as ever, around 4PM and had no trouble completing the hike and getting back into town well before dusk. The most interesting thing to me is how few people choose to review this route. I don't suggest it for the most scenic hike (far from it, though the views are not totally shabby, especially looking back into Telluride (after all the whole area is gorgeous).

Lizzy Perrin
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Better with snow... just a dirt road!

Lyle Vust
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Hiking

Great morning hike

Jeff Miller
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Skiing

Coonskin is a great ski run. Sustained and steep, with not much traffic. Telluride Trail is a popular hike in the summer, but I have no idea why. It follows the ski area service roads, and you frequently get passed by ski area trucks. There are many other options both on and off the resort that are much more enjoyable.

Shawn Lovelady
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Beth Bates-Chen
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Minty R.
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Minty R.
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Shawn Lovelady
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Kevin Schweiss
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Todd T.
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Todd T.
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Bryan Pearson
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Jennifer C.
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Will S
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Moussa K
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Justin Patchen
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Stephani Ferguson
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Ryan Hagel
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Ellis Harr
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Ted Keener
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Monica H.
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Ken Dausman
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Inna Yanez Orozco
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Andrew Russell
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Alyssa B
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Kevin J.
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Hannah Houseal
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John Cline
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