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2,177 mi 3,504 km of trail 46 Recommended Routes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 81 Trails Intermediate Trails 313 Trails Hard Trails 174 Trails
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Gems in White River National Forest - 6

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

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

Maroon Bells

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

Snowmass Lake

(5) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite No Photos

Conundrum Hot Springs

(7) 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

(2) Avon, CO

Recommended Routes in White River National Forest - 42

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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,327' Up 2233.3 m Up 7,329' Down 2233.81 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite Hanging Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanging Lake

2.6 mi 4.2 km 1,037' Up 316.17 m Up 1,037' Down 316.22 m Down

Glenwoo…, CO
Favorite From the summit of Holy Cross, looking southwest I believe
Difficult

Mt. of the Holy Cross

10.4 mi 16.8 km 5,312' Up 1619.2 m Up 5,311' Down 1618.89 m Down

Minturn, CO
Favorite West side of Buckskin Pass. Photo: Michelle Smith
Difficult

Snowmass - Willow Lake Loop

22.3 mi 35.9 km 5,436' Up 1657.01 m Up 5,456' Down 1662.91 m Down

Snowmas…, 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 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 This area is beautiful in Fall!
Intermediate

Upper Piney River Trail

6.1 mi 9.8 km 845' Up 257.64 m Up 846' Down 257.79 m Down

Vail, CO
Favorite Beautiful Deluge Creek.
Difficult

Deluge Lake

9.2 mi 14.8 km 3,390' Up 1033.27 m Up 3,391' Down 1033.53 m Down

Vail, CO

Trails in White River National Forest - 521

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4.7 mi 7.6 km #1Missouri Lakes Trail #2003
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO 21 
9.0 mi 14.6 km #2West Maroon Trail
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO 10 
8.2 mi 13.1 km #3Maroon Snowmass Trail
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
6.7 mi 10.9 km #4Buckskin Pass Trail
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #5Capitol Peak
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6North Maroon Peak
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Hanging Lake Trail
Difficult
Glenwood Springs, CO
Difficult
Glenwood Springs, CO
11.2 mi 18.1 km #8Conundrum Creek Trail #1981
Intermediate/Difficult
Aspen, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Aspen, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Ptarmigan Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Vail, CO
13.3 mi 21.3 km #10CT - Segment 9: Tennessee Pass to Timberline Lake
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
25.3 mi 40.7 km #11CT - Segment 8: Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass
Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
7.6 mi 12.3 km #12East Snowmass Trail
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km #13Pyramid Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #14Royal Elk Trail
Intermediate
Avon, CO
Intermediate
Avon, CO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #15Ditch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Snowmass Village, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Snowmass Village, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #16Devils Causeway Trail #1803.1A
Difficult
Hayden, CO
Difficult
Hayden, CO
3.0 mi 4.9 km #17Notch Mountain Trail #2000
Difficult
Minturn, CO
Difficult
Minturn, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km #18Fryingpan Lakes Trail #1921
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
5.4 mi 8.7 km #19Elliot Ridge Trail #1889
Intermediate
Vail, CO
Intermediate
Vail, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #20Stag Gulch Trail #1866
Difficult
Edwards, CO
Difficult
Edwards, CO

Photos of White River National Forest - 765

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One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Sep 27, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
The Crystal Mill
Dec 6, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Looking up the West Maroon Valley on a crisp fall afternoon.
Oct 24, 2016 near Snowmas…, CO
Moose
Feb 9, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Crossing the Knife Edge on Capitol Peak.
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Oh yeah.....high above magical Snowmass Lake on Trail Rider Pass. Photo: Michelle Smith
Aug 31, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
The Line Shack at the top of the climb.
Jul 21, 2019 near Minturn, CO