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Gems in White River National Forest - 6

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

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

Maroon Bells

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

Snowmass Lake

(5) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Snow Peak from Snow Pass, Gore Range.

Snow Pass

(1) Silvert…, CO
gem Favorite No Photos

Conundrum Hot Springs

(7) Crested…, 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 - 47

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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,265' Up 2214.42 m Up 7,266' Down 2214.53 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 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 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 Pitkin Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Pitkin Creek Trail

10.1 mi 16.2 km 2,924' Up 891.29 m Up 2,923' Down 891.05 m Down

Vail, CO
Favorite Taking in the view of Cathedral Peak on a peaceful fall day at Cathedral Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cathedral Lake Trail

5.5 mi 8.8 km 2,098' Up 639.41 m Up 2,098' Down 639.32 m Down

Aspen, CO

White River National Forest Hiking

  • 2,831 Miles 4,555 Kilometers of Trail
  • 51 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 89 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 328 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 162 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in White River National Forest - 527

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4.7 mi 7.6 km #1Missouri Lakes Trail #2003
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO 27 
9.0 mi 14.6 km #2West Maroon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO 12 
8.2 mi 13.1 km #3Maroon Snowmass Trail
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
6.7 mi 10.9 km #4Maroon Snowmass Trail #1975
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Shrine Ridge Trail #2016
Intermediate
Frisco, CO
Intermediate
Frisco, CO 15 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Maroon Snowmass Trail
Intermediate
Snowmass Village, CO
Intermediate
Snowmass Village, CO 13 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7North Maroon Peak
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Capitol Peak
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
Very Difficult
Snowmass Village, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Hanging Lake Trail
Difficult
Glenwood Springs, CO
Difficult
Glenwood Springs, CO
13.3 mi 21.3 km #10CT - Segment 9: Tennessee Pass to Timberline Lake
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO

Photos of White River National Forest - 857

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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
Oh yeah.....high above magical Snowmass Lake on Trail Rider Pass. Photo: Michelle Smith
Aug 31, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Moose
Feb 9, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Crossing the Knife Edge on Capitol Peak.
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
The Line Shack at the top of the climb.
Jul 21, 2019 near Minturn, CO
Taking in the view of Cathedral Peak on a peaceful fall day at Cathedral Lake.
Oct 24, 2016 near Aspen, CO