Mount Sopris Trail

HARD 23 reviews
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Mount Sopris Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbondale, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4612 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

mountain biking
17 days ago

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22 days ago

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24 days ago

Breathtaking!!! Kicked my butt BUT worth every struggling breath I took and 4 toenails I lost...time to hike the beauty again soon...can never get enough! ❤

love this hike. This was third time for me, and second fort my daughter. Real challenge with nothing but beautiful sites.

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

Really beautiful hike. We hiked in four miles to enjoy both lakes, then back down. Highly recommend. Very dog friendly hike as well.

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1 month ago

Great hike! The last mile at the top was rocky and tough. Started at 6:00 am and got to the summit in 4 hours. Lots of bikers, dogs and fellow hikers.

1 month ago

The snow has melted enough to make it to the top. Wear sunscreen

2 months ago

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6 months ago

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

beautiful area. the wild flowers were amazing

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My first time in Colorado and last day of my 5 day vacation this was focus of trip to make it to the top. I scouted out the area and parking lot the day before to make my trip easier.

I have to say I did not realize how long it takes to get to the top. I would recommend to purchase hiking poles if you are older. It is very steep and rocky at the top there are not very good trails marking once start getting to the top. So it better to go when hikers are ascending to the top early in the morning to see the path they are taking to the top. I started at 8 and arrived back at my car 6.

The hike thru the forest and the two lakes are amazing, they really keep the park clean and natural. Once you reach the top the views are amazing. Please bring food that will give you energy like fruits or power bar. Also drink plenty of water if you do it during the summer. One thing that thru me off at the start of the hike was going thru a gate that was closed and had chain but it part of the trail it kept closed to keep the cows in. I had great time and meet alot of friendly hikers. Thanks for making me feel invited Colorado for my first visit to the state. I will be back.

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Saturday, July 05, 2014