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Rim Trail North

A shorter version of the full Rim Trail.

6.23 Miles
1,134' Ascent
1,139' Descent
8,963' High
7,897' Low
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About Rim Trail North

A shorter version of the full Rim Trail Loop, Rim Trail North offers stunning views of Snowmass Village and the surrounding valleys and peaks. Start your hike at the Town Park/Recreation Center parking lot. At the northwest corner of the parking lot, you’ll hop onto the paved Horse Ranch Trail and take it for almost half a mile before it meets up with Rim Trail North. Once on the trail, you’ll wind your way up through aspen groves and over streams until you reach the top where you can soak in the views on a lookout bench.

Please note: This trail is closed through May 15 and will reopen May 16. The Rim Trail North is only recommended as a part of the full Rim Trail. If you are only looking to hike Rim Trail North it is best done as an out and back from the Snowmass Recreation Center. That being said, your ascent will be against the recommended direction of travel so be extra aware of other hikers, runners and mountain bikers moving quickly in the other direction.


Free parking is available at Town Park/Snowmass Recreation Center.

Map Location of Parking Lot

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