Sneffels Highline Trail

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Sneffels Highline Trail is a 13.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and horses. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,881 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

Absolutely beautiful trail! We started on Jud Weibe (Aspen Street trailhead), then took a left at Deep Creek and shortly after that a right onto Mill Creek. Followed the path shown to the high point, into the meadow and across and then completed the loop on Deep Creek to end up back where we started. (There are other routes down as well.) Following that route the ascent was fairly steep in parts and the descent easy-going. Took about 8 hours at a decent clip so bring enough food and water. Lots of great views, alpine meadows, aspen forest, waterfalls.... The scenery is constantly changing, keeping things interesting. Good idea to take rain gear given unpredictable weather patterns (we hiked through rain for a while). The trail is well marked and easy to follow, a short stretch of scree to be navigated right after the high point. Highly recommend!

hiking
30 days ago

Really nice long hike. Several places with amazing views! Do the loop back down Deep Creek and Mill Creek. I logged 14.3 miles with the loop and the hike down was quite lovely. I can’t imagine going back the way I came. This hike as an out and back would be at least 16 miles. There is no parking for more than 2 hours at the trailhead. I parked on the street anyway and didn’t get a ticket.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike in mid July and the wildflowers were incredible! This hike has it all....amazing views, aspen groves, rivers, and wildflowers. This might be one of my favorite hikes in Colorado. It’s steady switchbacks the whole way up, the trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Definitely check this hike out if you are in the area!

trail running
1 month ago

Love love love this trail! Beautiful wildflowers, great views from high up and little traffic. I suggest starting on the mill creek trail then coming straight down the webbie.

hiking
1 month ago

Did the loop with deep creek and it came in around 15 miles. The elevation gain is no joke for the first 3-4 miles and there are some spots in the middle where you're zig zagging switchbacks very close to the edge with a narrow trail. Overall great views and well worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

This is ONE of the BEST hiking trails in Colorado. The description says its an out and back but you can turn it into a loop trail by connecting it with Mill Creek Trail and back down to Highway 145 and back to Telluride. Great chance to see herd of Elk high up in the alpine meadows. If you want to get away form people and the crowds, this is the trail. Once you get up above Pack Basin, the crowds drop out. Cross over the pass into Mill Creek Basin and be sure to rest at the pass for incredible views. Once you start to descend Mill Creek Basin be sure to stop and enjoy the waterfall right about tree line. And you get terrific views across the valley to Mt. Wilson plateau.

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hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful but challenging

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

One of the best hikes in Colorado! Numerous waterfalls, terrific views once you get above treeline, and if you get there in July you'll get to see fantastic meadows in full bloom! Be prepared for some vertical effort, as I calculated this as 15+ miles round trip from the end of Aspen St. The only thing this hike misses is wildlife (ex: elk, moose, sheep), so if you're looking for that I'd suggest spending some time in RMNP on trails such as Mt. Ida.

backpacking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

This was an absolutely amazing hike complete with wildflowers, multiple waterfalls and some snow field crossings when we hit 12,500 ft. even in July. Including the trails to get to Sneffles Highline to/from Telluride this tripe was easily over 15 miles and is a loop. Highly recommended.

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

Superb. The flowers were spectacular!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

awesome views overall great hike!

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