Sneffels Highline is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Miguel County, Colorado. It is within Mount Sneffels Wilderness Area and Uncompahgre National Forest. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 9,633 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,043 feet. The Mill Creek Basin Backcountry Camp site can be seen along the trail.
Sneffels Highline Professional Reviews and Guides
"Although you would never know it by looking at the Uncompahgre National Forest map, a number of interesting trails explore the rugged mountain slopes north of Telluride. Perhaps the most intriguing route is the Sneffels High Line Trail. Completed in the summer of 1990, this loop trail connects several older routes with newly constructed sections to climb steeply above timberline. Traversing two alpine basins, this hike reveals some beguiling views along the way."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes in Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
"Where else but in Telluride could one ever expect to find a scenic 13-mile alpine loop trail that begins practically in the center of town! The Sneffels Highline Trail is a Colorado classic, and it is a fitting addition to one of the most interesting and picturesque towns in the state. Telluride is almost completely surrounded by mountains, and hiking is a popular summer sport among its residents. Many of the nearby trails and bike paths follow old mining roads that were built during the first half of the last century. Some sections of the Sneffels Highline Trail also follow these older trails, but in 1990 the Forest Service undertook a project to create a loop by connecting several of the older trails north of the city."
--David Day, Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing).
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