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Gems in White River National Forest - 6

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

(59) Glenwoo…, CO
gem Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

(29) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Snowmass Lake sunrise.

Snowmass Lake

(6) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite The valley as viewed from Conundrum Hot Springs.

Conundrum Hot Springs

(8) Crested…, CO
gem Favorite Snow Peak from Snow Pass, Gore Range.

Snow Pass

(1) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite Beaver Lake is a nice spot to have a lunch, watch for wildlife, and listen to nature.

Beaver Lake

(3) Avon, CO

Recommended Routes in White River National Forest - 23

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Favorite View of the Elk Mountains from the summit of Mount Sopris.
Difficult

Mount Sopris

13.4 mi 21.5 km 4,228' Up 1288.82 m Up 4,228' Down 1288.66 m Down

El Jebel, CO
Favorite Looking south up Capitol Creek valley towards Capitol Peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Capitol Creek

12.5 mi 20.2 km 2,295' Up 699.44 m Up 2,293' Down 698.86 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,265' Up 2214.42 m Up 7,266' Down 2214.53 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite Bridge debris - watch your step!
Difficult

Castle and Conundrum

12.0 mi 19.3 km 4,299' Up 1310.31 m Up 4,298' Down 1309.91 m Down

Aspen, CO
Favorite Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Very Difficult

Capitol Peak

16.0 mi 25.8 km 5,337' Up 1626.58 m Up 5,339' Down 1627.3 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite It's a gorgeous view from near the top of the Chapman Campground to South Fork Trail.
Intermediate

Chapman Lake

7.1 mi 11.4 km 1,252' Up 381.66 m Up 1,251' Down 381.19 m Down

Aspen, CO
Favorite View from Margy's Hut.
Intermediate

Twin Meadows to Margy's Hut

4.6 mi 7.4 km 1,978' Up 602.86 m Up 117' Down 35.8 m Down

Aspen, CO
Favorite Harry Gates Hut.
Intermediate

Peter Estin Hut to Harry Gates Hut

6.8 mi 10.9 km 569' Up 173.31 m Up 2,002' Down 610.26 m Down

Edwards, CO
Favorite Nice view down East Lake Creek
Intermediate

East Lake Creek Out and Back

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,427' Up 434.8 m Up 1,426' Down 434.7 m Down

Edwards, CO

White River National Forest Hiking

  • 1,606 Miles 2,584 Kilometers of Trail
  • 23 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 49 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 191 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 128 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in White River National Forest - 345

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1Thomas Lakes Trail
Intermediate
El Jebel, CO
Intermediate
El Jebel, CO
9.2 mi 14.7 km #2Lost Man Trail #1996
Intermediate/Difficult
Aspen, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Aspen, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #3Copper Pass Spur #1983.1
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Chapman Lake Trail #1923
Easy/Intermediate
Basalt, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Basalt, CO
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Chapman Campground to South Fork Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Basalt, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Basalt, CO
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Petroleum and Anderson Lake Trail #1991
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
Intermediate
Aspen, CO
5.2 mi 8.4 km #7Red Table Trail
Difficult
Basalt, CO
Difficult
Basalt, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #8Cattle Creek Trail
Difficult
Basalt, CO
Difficult
Basalt, CO
5.2 mi 8.3 km #9North Fork Trail
Difficult
Basalt, CO
Difficult
Basalt, CO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10Basalt Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Basalt, CO
Intermediate
Basalt, CO

Photos of White River National Forest - 867

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The Crystal Mill
Dec 6, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Moose
Feb 9, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Oh yeah.....high above magical Snowmass Lake on Trail Rider Pass. Photo: Michelle Smith
Aug 31, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Sep 27, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Crossing the Knife Edge on Capitol Peak.
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Great view of Missouri Lakes in September
Sep 20, 2020 near Avon, CO
Breathtaking views in the Flat Tops
Nov 11, 2020 near Gypsum, CO