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Rim Trail South

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 639' 195 m
Descent: -702' -214 m
High: 9,171' 2,795 m
Low: 8,510' 2,594 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Emily Duffin

This trail is not challenging and offers beautiful views!

Emily Duffin

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly While the initial climb will test your youngsters, they will love the views and novelty of following the ridgeline. Older kids who live at elevation can tackle this trail no problem.

Description

The Rim Trail South has great views of the Elk Range Mountains and connects to the Rim Trail North. There are often many bikers along the trail, so keep your wits about you, especially in the switchbacks. The Rim Trail South also has a connector to Spiral Point where there is a yin-and-yang platform that looks out to Capitol Peak and Old Snowmass Village.

At one point along the trail, enjoy an interesting traverse across a loose, shaley hillside. You don't want to slip here!

Flora & Fauna

Be bear aware on this trail, as they often enjoy eating the local berries that grow on the blind side of switchbacks.

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Sep 29, 2019
Cody Coombe
Aug 25, 2019
Scott Harsh
Great trail!! Enjoyed the sunrise, spectacular views, wildflowers and spotted a fox family. 6.6mi — 1h 39m
May 24, 2019
Jane Dickerson
3.7mi
Aug 19, 2017
TJ Keeter
2.5mi — 3h 00m
Aug 12, 2017
Jeffrey Rettig

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Beautiful in the summer or winter.
Jun 8, 2016 near Snowmas…, CO

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