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.
LOVED this hike! It is pretty steep at the beginning but well worth it to continue on. The views are incredible! - Completed July 23 2016
Absolutely one the best to date, outside Torres Del Paine Chile!
Slight wind and chilly today even with the sun.
Beautiful views! Completed 10/23 with minimal snow. Use your gps to make sure you actually make it to the actual mountain. Keep walking until you can't go anymore! My gps said 3.8 miles and 2,050' elevation gain.
Amazing views, arrived for sunrise in June. Got to the trailhead at about 4:15am and was able to make it to the top by 5:45am. Only one other couple up there, almost had the whole summit to myself, then saw just a couple groups heading up on the way down. I was back to Arvada by 8:30am. An amazing sunrise hike, not that much elevation gain, but with the high altitude, makes it a little hard. Saw a coyote on the way up in the dark. Made some sounds, didn't see it again.
Beautiful trail. roughly 3.5 miles out and back but still took us 1.5 hours to reach the summit (steep incline most of the way). don't get confused by the false summit (which also has incredible views). did this hike mid September and there was some snow on the ground, winds were intense!! I did not bring anything to cover my face and really regretted it. total round trip time 2.5 hours.
the rocky portion by the false summit was difficult to maneuver with snow in places.
Fairly decent High elevation hike, didn't make it all the way with a storm coming in from the SW, didn't want to risk it. Would do again in better weather, give yourself more time, we thought we had enough but the elevation definitely slowed us down, sucking air in a few spots, wish I lived out there, probably wouldn't have had such a problem
The trail is short, a little under 4 miles, and starts with a climb on a fairly steep pitch on loose gravelly soil. Once on the ridge the trail was easier. As mentioned in other reviews, plan on needing some layers and a windbreaker jacket.
The view at the summit was amazing. There view was literally 360°, any direction you turned was picture worthy.
Excellent hike. It's short, but quite steep. I would characterize it as a difficult trail, not moderate. It is closer to 4 miles total to the peak of Mt. Sniktau. Definitely come prepared with extra layers of clothing, including a windbreaker. Wear sturdy hiking boots because the trail is full of loose rocks and gravel. We went about half a mile up and then took a traverse trail to the ridge. The traverse was gorgeous, but narrow with steep drop offs. There is one really steep section on this trail. The views are worth all the climbing.