hiking
icy
snow
2 hours ago

Be prepared for rapid elevation gain if you’re not used to it. It was a great workout with some decent views but we were unable to make it all the way to the lake with the snow. If you’re in it for the views alone I think you have better options close by.

hiking
8 hours ago

Steep all the way up and footing is sometimes slippery with gravel but good views of downtown Aspen. Good workout for sure

hiking
scramble
snow
1 day ago

We attempted to hike the trail on 20 May 2020. It was a beautiful and challenging hike up for out of state hikers. There is a warning that bear spray is required. We were unable to finish the hike as a big snowfield hid a portion of the trail and we were unsure where to keep hiking, so we did not make it to the lake. However, the views were breathtaking. I would go back.

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

View of aspen. Very sunny and wide road. Pretty short hike (I forgot to end hike on phone and got in car) )

hiking
bridge out
bugs
fee
flooded
muddy
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

returning

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Great view at the top of Aspen! Definitely winds you and consistently uphill. Great hike if you want to get a good workout in that isn’t too long.

hiking
muddy
snow
5 days ago

This is the earliest in the year I’ve ever done this trail. The last 1/2 mile or so is still very full of soft snow - without snowshoes (I took them off to test), I was post-holing 2-2.5ft deep. Would give it another 2-3 weeks (at our current weather conditions) before the snow is manageable without gear for most of the last half mile-ish. Lake is still 95% frozen but beautiful as always!

awesome hike.Don't pay attention to my time my phone was messing up. anyways. started at 6 summited 1st mountain at 950 2nd at 1030. Probably my new favorite 14er.

Nice view made the trail worth it

Sweet trail. Easy enough and very beautiful

hiking
11 days ago

Did a shuttle

Long, hard backpacking trip with very rewarding views. First 5 miles not so bad, until you hit the snow. Once we made it to the clearing and over the water, the hardest of the hike was ahead of us. Needed snowshoes the last two miles In not so great snow. There were no tracks for us to follow and we ended up off trail quite a bit. Glad we downloaded the map from AllTrails or I’m not sure we would have made it. Camped up at Snowmass lake and came down this morning. Hike out took 4 hours. We’ll be coming back to do it again when the snow has melted.

backpacking
blowdown
snow
15 days ago

Unfortunately only made it to silver dollar pond where I set up camp for the night. By the time my boots were dry the next morning I decided to save it for another day. If you plan on going anytime in the next 2 weeks I highly recommend snowshoes (which I didn’t have) about 5 miles in from the trailhead it was mostly snow. Can’t wait to come back and give it another try soon.

hiking
19 days ago

There is no a lot of people on the trail and it’s kind of steep trail. Got to the 3/4 of the trail, there is still a lot of the snow on the top. The view is amazing!

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