Snodgrass Mountain Trail
The Snodgrass Mountain Trail is a spectacular hiking route in the Elk Mountains of Colorado that will provide a nice challenge and offer lovely valley views. While out hiking the trail, you will work your way uphill through meadows and woodlands, enjoying the intermittent views of the surrounding area before arriving at a summit that lacks a proper viewpoint. This is a great trail for casual and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts alike, although it should be noted that the route is closed in the winter due to snowy conditions.
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Route Description for Snodgrass Mountain Trail
Suitable for a wide range of hikers, the Snodgrass Mountain Trail is an exceptional hiking route in the rugged Elk Mountains of Colorado that features a variety of terrain types and scenic views of the surrounding landscape.
Setting out from the trailhead on Gothic Road, you will head to the northwest past a small pond and continue working your way uphill through the meadows that make up the lower slopes of Snodgrass Mountain. Eventually, you will enter into the dense cover of the forest and continue on towards the summit.
Take some time here to appreciate the quiet tranquility of the forest, as you work your way along the trail towards the summit while enjoying the views of the surrounding valley through the intermittent breaks in the tree cover. After reaching the summit, take a few moments to rest up, as there are no real views through the tree cover here. Heading back down the mountain, you will initially follow the same path, before breaking off to the left on an alternate route down to the same trailhead where you began your adventure.
Getting to the Snodgrass Mountain Trail Trailhead
The starting point for the Snodgrass Mountain Trail can be found at the Snodgrass Mountain Trailhead along Gothic Road, just northeast of Mount Crested Butte.
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