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Vista Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

Enjoy amazing views of Snowmass and beyond on this trail!


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

9,821' 2,993 m

High

8,542' 2,604 m

Low

1,279' 390 m

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13%

Avg Grade (7°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Vista Trail is an intermediate/moderate difficulty trail you can hike that is dog friendly. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, which makes it a different and sometimes more enjoyable hiking experience than others in the area.

Starting at the lower lift house for the Elk Camp Gondola, this trail traverses aspen and mixed forests on its ascent of the mountain. After paying your dues in sweat and sore legs, the trail eventually rewards you with a pleasant view near its end at the Elk Camp Restaurant.

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Emily Duffin

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#637

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#7,916

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Where the Government and Vista Trails depart ways!
Jul 28, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO

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