Best Hikes with Big Views

Most of the hikes in and around Snowmass have fantastic views. That being said, a few are gifted with views that somehow manage to awe and inspire us just a little bit extra.

Summit Trail

This hike to the top of Elk Camp on the Snowmass ski area takes you to one of the best views of the Maroon Bells in the valley. Standing on the summit of the Summit Trail, you’ll enjoy the most easily accessible views of mountain-top wilderness around.

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Crater Lake

This popular hike takes you right to the base of North and South Maroon Peak, more widely known as the Maroon Bells.  These legendary peaks are among the most photographed in North America and you’ll see exactly why on this hike.

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Viewline Trail

This trail lives up to its name with views of Snowmass Village nestled below Mt. Daly and the Elk Mountain range. The best part? You can catch these views the entire way up, no need to wait until you reach the summit!

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Rim Trail South

While you’re treated to views of Snowmass Village and the ski area right from the get go, the real prize is reaching the summit at Spiral Point that boasts 360-degree views of neighboring valleys, mountain ranges and beyond.

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View More Big View Hikes

No matter where you chose to hike, the views in snowmass will leave you in awe. Check out some of the other big view hikes Snowmass has to offer.

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Snowmass offers some of the best hiking trails in the valley. You can expect to find spectacular views, wildflowers, rolling meadows, dense forests and a wide variety of wildlife that can be spotted from the trail.

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Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for your next hiking adventure. Local shops offer the latest in outdoor gear and apparel to make the most of your time outside.

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Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and to the trailhead.

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