Elk Camp Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Elk Camp Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Snowmass Village, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,165 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

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3 days ago

This is a beautiful Trail but it does intermingle with various mountain biking trails. I hiked up the mountain in the signage going up is very poor without a GPS you'll likely not to stay on the trail. Coming down you can obviously see where the trail goes. So many of the trails intermingle here that it's hard to stay on just one. There is a Sierra loop trail that is very well-covered and green and lush. There are other parts of the trail where you're simply walking on a forest service road.this would be an amazing sun ride or sun set hike. we started hiking it at 7 in the morning and only saw one other person hiking the same Trail. At 9am the downhill mountain bikers began and they littered the mountain.

26 days ago

Greatest trail in Snowmass. Start at Vista trail to gondola and then stay to right and pick up Sierra Club Loop to Summit trail. Beautiful views, moose, creek and the most comfortable trail to walk on (almost like a carpet inside the tree path). The summit’s views of maroon bells is breathtaking. Take the chair lift down to the Gondola, have lunch and then take gondola down and all for free!!!!!! (Except lunch of course!)
Your knees and hips will be happy!!!!!!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great quick hike up to Elk Camp. A bit steep for the first little bit, but turns into a gradual and easy climb up. Really nice views the whole way.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Signage at trailhead list this as a difficult (black diamond) trail and I would have to agree due to the elevation gain. There is no scree, but I did take a few stops to catch my breath. It is a constant uphill climb. The description here is wrong though. The elevation gain is somewhere aroung 1600 feet NOT 7122 feet as it says here. You can ride the chair lift down and save your shins. There are quite a few wildflowers and the trail is largely wooded. They did a really nice job routing this trail through the wooded areas so it does not feel like a trail up a ski mountain. It is also kept separate from the downhill mountain bike trail, so you are not dodging bikes like at some other ski resorts.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Great Trail from the rough mid-point to the summit - at the end of the Vista Trail and the beginning of Elk Camp Summit - restaurant, restrooms, water available at end of gondola ride. It seems like most people take the chair lift to the top and hike down. We hiked up! beautiful trail. beautiful views all the way up. beautiful reward at the top. Restrooms available. Picnic tables for our lunch we packed! there are parts of this trail that are steep but the whole trail was managable. we made it in about 2 hours!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014