Via Ferrata is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Telluride, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

Via Ferrata, Italian for "Iron Way", is part hike and part rock climb. The route has gained popularity in recent years, but should still only be attempted with a guide and some climbing skills. In addition to normal climbing gear like a harness and helmet (no climbing shoes required), you will need to have a specific harness attachment to allow you to use the cable system. Those who are adventurous enough to take this on will be rewarded with epic views of the valley below, Telluride, Ingram Peak, and Bridal Veil Falls. This is a fairly heavily trafficked trail so be prepared for some crowds. Use an east-to-west route as shown here.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017