Sniktau Mountain Trail

HARD 92 reviews
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Sniktau Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Loveland Pass, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1673 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
3 days ago

tough steep incline at the beginning with very strong winds. calmed down as you got higher and the views just get better. once on the summit you habe wonderful views of Grays and Torreys Peak. Took us around 2.5 hours round trip with breaks.

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18 days ago

Our first hike in Colorado as we arrived from Michigan this morning. The first mile or so was rough as it was steep and we were not use to the elevation. Unfortunately, was not able to continue past the false summit due to lightening behind Grizzly Peak.

hiking
19 days ago

Steep up to first false summit. Had to turn around there due to incoming weather. 30 min to false summit, 20 min back down. Only saw 2 others. Hiked late in day at 4:00 pm. Love the marmots who greeted me along the way.

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23 days ago

Arrived at the trailhead at 8:30am and the small lot was full, luckily someone left after ~5 minutes. Afterwards we noticed many more people parked in the no-parking zones. Well-marked trail; above tree line so very exposed. Steep first mile then it eases up a bit. Gorgeous views; not over-crowded. Finished in 2.5 hours round trip.

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24 days ago

The first mile is steep!
We got lucky with the weather, started hiking at 11AM with scattered clouds and a gentle breeze.
Note on the distance: The 3.5 mile round-trip distance is true only if you hike to and back from the first false peak. It is ~2.25 miles to the summit of Mt Sniktau, making it a round-trip distance of ~4.5 miles (not 3.5 as per the description here).

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1 month ago

7/15/17-The incline is hard, lose gravel, rocks, etc. Layers are important, it gets really windy, especially towards the top. Beautiful views for miles, well worth it.

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1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful flowers!! Take a windbreaker!

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1 month ago

Summited 7/14/17 around 8:30am. Didn't see a single person until half way through my descent! Great trail, easy to follow to the summit but as others have said.. The first mile is a beotch. Keep going, gets so much easier after the first false summit. Saw a TON of marmots that came right up to me and even a few adorable pikas :)

1 month ago

First vertical section is steep and long. After the first summit, the are much less difficult.