The Rim Trail is a Roaring Fork Valley classic hike because of the beautiful views along the entire trail, which traverses the west and north rims of Snowmass Village. This continuous singletrack is not particularly strenuous, but does have a few short steeper sections. The Rim Trail as a whole is referred to in two sections: Rim Trail South and Rim Trail North. Rim Trail South travels approximately 3.8 miles in a Northerly direction before intersecting Sinclair Road and tying into the Rim Trail North. South to North is the recommended direction of travel.
The entire Rim Trail has a high amount of usage so be aware of oncoming foot and bike traffic. Please stay on the trail and respect the private property that lies to either side of the trail. Dogs must be on leash at all times on all Town trails, and please be courteous and clean up after your dog. Leash law strictly enforced.
Insider Scoop: While hiking the Rim Trail is not technically a loop, you can make it one by using the free Snowmass Village Shuttles! If hiking South to North (recommended) you can start at the Snowmass Village Mall and plan on finishing your hike at the Snowmass Recreation Center. From there, hop the free Snowmass Village shuttle back to the Snowmass Mall.
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Free parking is offered at Snowmass Village Mall or the South Rim Trailhead parking lot located on Divide Road.
If parking at the Snowmass Village Mall numbered lots you will start your hike on the Nature Trail (shortly afterwards taking a right onto the South Rim Connector Trail which merges with Rim Trail South) which is accessed via parking lot #7.Map Location of Parking Lot
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.
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.
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.