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2019 Snowmass Summer Dates

Daily: June 21 - September 2, 2019 | Weekends: Sep 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, Oct 4-6

Elevated Journey logo hiking in Snowmass, Colorado
Elevated Journey logo hiking in Snowmass, Colorado

Within Lost Forest, experience all the best parts of hiking on Snowmass without the grueling multi-hour trek to the peak. Begin your journey at the top of Elk Camp Gondola, where you can take one of several hiking trails to explore Snowmass, find fields of wildflowers and pine forests, take in the views, and enjoy all if the beauty that the Rocky Mountains are known for. Return to fine dining at Elk Camp Restaurant and a convenient ride down on the gondola.

Planning Information

Hiking on Elevated Journey trails is of course free, but if you would like to take the gondola to access the trails, you will need a Lift Ticket, Sightseeing Package, or Lost Forest package.

Before visiting Lost Forest, check the weather and make sure that you have adequate gear to remain safe on your hike and pack your backpack accordingly. Once you arrive at Snowmass Base Village, pick up a trail map at our ticket office or outside of the Elk Camp Gondola. To begin your journey, take the Elk Camp Gondola to the top. After exiting, use your trail map or speak to a Lost Forest employee to orient yourself and begin hiking!

What to Bring

  • Rain Jacket - Weather in the Rocky Mountains can change suddenly. You should always bring a rain jacket when hiking.
  • Active clothing - It is best to wear athletic, moisture-wicking clothing regardless of the weather.
  • Hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes - It is best to wear hiking boots or tennis shoes with good tread and ankle support to maintain stability on rocky, muddy, and uneven terrain.
  • Trail Map - Don't hike without a trail map to orient yourself. Trail maps are available at our ticket offices.
  • Water - Bring sufficient water to sustain you on your hike.
  • Snacks - Bring sufficient food and snacks to sustain you on your hike.
  • Sunscreen - The altitude in Colorado makes you more susceptible to sunburn. Make sure you have applied sunscreen before hiking.
  • Sun Protection - Sunglasses, hats, and other sun protection will make your hike more pleasant.

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