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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 Franconia Ridge
Difficult

Franconia Ridge Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 3,566' Up 1086.87 m Up 3,564' Down 1086.35 m Down

Lincoln, NH
Favorite Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Monarch Lake to Crater Lake

14.9 mi 24.0 km 2,017' Up 614.74 m Up 2,017' Down 614.7 m Down

Granby, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Saintas
Difficult

Boulder Skyline Traverse

17.3 mi 27.9 km 5,274' Up 1607.58 m Up 5,347' Down 1629.83 m Down

Superior, CO
Favorite Zion After Dark.
Difficult

Angels Landing

4.4 mi 7.0 km 1,390' Up 423.64 m Up 1,390' Down 423.61 m Down

Springdale, UT
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop

21.6 mi 34.7 km 4,968' Up 1514.22 m Up 4,978' Down 1517.24 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite The glorious view that greets you once you near Sky Pond.
Difficult

Sky Pond

8.3 mi 13.3 km 2,000' Up 609.68 m Up 1,999' Down 609.26 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Difficult

High Lonesome Loop

15.7 mi 25.2 km 3,162' Up 963.89 m Up 3,162' Down 963.86 m Down

Nederland, CO
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R)

47.5 mi 76.5 km 10,919' Up 3328.07 m Up 10,919' Down 3328.18 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Bear Peak panorama
Difficult

Bear Peak Out and Back

5.7 mi 9.2 km 2,541' Up 774.37 m Up 2,540' Down 774.25 m Down

Boulder, CO
Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Difficult

Enchantments Traverse

19.1 mi 30.8 km 4,556' Up 1388.81 m Up 6,674' Down 2034.11 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Tammany Summit

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,151' Up 350.73 m Up 1,182' Down 360.36 m Down

Strouds…, PA
Favorite Representing the REI NP Centennial backpack at Dream Lake, looking towards Flattop Mountain (right) and Hallett Peak (left).
Intermediate

Emerald Lake

3.3 mi 5.4 km 661' Up 201.34 m Up 651' Down 198.3 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Vernal Fall mistin' the rainbow
Difficult

Half Dome

14.5 mi 23.4 km 4,457' Up 1358.42 m Up 4,457' Down 1358.36 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite Hiking through the Narrows
Intermediate/Difficult

The Narrows - Bottom Up Route

5.1 mi 8.2 km 305' Up 92.99 m Up 305' Down 92.92 m Down

Springdale, UT
Favorite Tablerock Mountain (to the right) from Shortoff Mountain.
Difficult

Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop

21.9 mi 35.2 km 4,723' Up 1439.6 m Up 4,722' Down 1439.31 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Winding Stairs section of the Eagle Rock Loop
Difficult

ERL- Eagle Rock Loop

25.5 mi 41.0 km 2,505' Up 763.42 m Up 2,511' Down 765.37 m Down

Dierks, AR
Favorite Grinnell Lake overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grinnell Glacier

10.3 mi 16.6 km 1,774' Up 540.61 m Up 1,777' Down 541.59 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Colorful of fall foliage is the awesome feeling and smell
Difficult

Old Rag Loop

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,362' Up 719.92 m Up 2,359' Down 718.89 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!
Difficult

Longs Peak - Keyhole Route

14.0 mi 22.5 km 5,241' Up 1597.49 m Up 5,231' Down 1594.51 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Bear blocking the trail!
Intermediate/Difficult

Section 16/Palmer Loop

5.9 mi 9.6 km 1,287' Up 392.19 m Up 1,288' Down 392.48 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Saintas
Intermediate

Sunshine Lion's Lair Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,261' Up 384.48 m Up 1,282' Down 390.64 m Down

Boulder, CO
Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,773' Up 845.09 m Up 2,773' Down 845.09 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Looking down at Devil's Bridge
Intermediate

Devil's Bridge Trail

1.6 mi 2.5 km 342' Up 104.32 m Up 342' Down 104.24 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Difficult

Vernal and Nevada Falls Loop

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,999' Up 609.27 m Up 1,998' Down 608.87 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult

Quandary Peak

6.4 mi 10.3 km 3,169' Up 965.85 m Up 3,178' Down 968.68 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Looking back down to Kelso Mountain, a fun 13er to warm up on!
Intermediate/Difficult

Grays and Torreys Peaks

8.3 mi 13.3 km 3,479' Up 1060.53 m Up 3,466' Down 1056.42 m Down

Georgetown, CO
Favorite Looking at the Continental Divide from the trail from Granite Park Chalet on the way to the Loop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Highline to The Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km 1,183' Up 360.66 m Up 3,554' Down 1083.33 m Down

Red Roc…, MT
Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).
Difficult

Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 2,255' Up 687.39 m Up 2,255' Down 687.38 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Traverse Echo Canyon's tunnel of color along the East Rim Trail.
Difficult

Observation Point

6.7 mi 10.8 km 2,131' Up 649.48 m Up 2,130' Down 649.21 m Down

Springdale, UT