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Vista Trail

A hike up the Ski Area to Elk Camp. Combine it with a gondola ride for a one-way hike.

2.13 Miles
1,349' Ascent
28' Descent
9,783' High
8,461' Low
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About Vista Trail

This trail starts in Base Village and winds up through aspen groves and wild flower meadows towards the top of the gondola at Elk Camp. This hike offers the option of enjoying an on-mountain meal and/or treating yourself to a gondola* download, letting you continue to enjoy those views while giving your legs a well-deserved rest.

For the more ambitious hikers, you have the ability to add to your hike via the Rabbit Run Loop (about an extra 30 minutes), Sierra Club Loop (about an extra hour) and/or continuing to the summit on the appropriately named Summit Trail.

*Uphill gondola rides require a lift ticket, downloading does not


Free parking is available in the Base Village parking garage.

Map Location of Parking Lot

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Summit Trail

Rabbit Run Loop

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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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