hiking
10 days ago

What you need to know about this trail is that there is no bridge across Snowmass Creek! At this time of the year with peak snowmelt, you need either a dinghy or a very strong horse to get across what was a raging torrent when we tried it yesterday. After wandering around for half an hour trying to figure out if we could get across the creek safely, we eventually modified our plans and hiked a few miles up the Maroon Snowmass trail toward Snowmass Lake. Late in the summer, it might be possible to cross the creek safely but I would strongly advise against trying it at this time of year.