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Jasper Peak Summit Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 3,008 ft Route type Out & Back

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The Jasper Peak Summit Trail is a mostly unmarked out-and-back trail that starts at the 4th of July Trailhead near Eldora, CO, and tops out at the summit of Jasper Peak on the Continental Divide.

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Dave Caley
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Great hike. It's off trail for the majority of the time, so you'll need your topo map and compass, but once leaving the trail, my wife and I didn't see anyone the rest of the day. Gorgeous views of (South) Arapaho Peak. The Lake "Xanadu" (unmarked on maps) basin provided a nice little surprise on it's western shore, and the scree field to the summit was pretty stable. We went in early August, and there was just a small snowfield near the top that we had to cross for only about ~30'. Highly recommended. Get to 4th of July Trailhead early if you want to find parking.

David Stark
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Michael Bockemuehl
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ashley H
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Troy Boyer
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Jill Spaeth
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