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American Lake Trail, Aspen

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Amazing hike! Definitely not easy, and the first 45 minutes was very difficult and uphill. That said, if you go at your own pace, many people can experience this hike (it took us just under 2 hours... 
    Amazing hike! Definitely not easy, and the first 45 minutes was very difficult and uphill. That said, if you go at your own pace, many people can experience this hike (it took us just under 2 hours...  more »
  • It's about 6.5 miles roundtrip with 2000ft elevation change. It's like doing stairmaster the whole way up with amazing scenary. Bring at least 24oz of water each. Frigid but refreshing dip at the top. 
    It's about 6.5 miles roundtrip with 2000ft elevation change. It's like doing stairmaster the whole way up with amazing scenary. Bring at least 24oz of water each. Frigid but refreshing dip at the top.  more »
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  • Awesome hike up to the Alpine lake. Good climb. Unfortunately the 2.5 miles was post holing in knee to waist deep snow. But we didn’t turn around. We made it. The first half mile is straight up with 4-5 switchbacks.
  • Relatively easy hike to a beautiful lake. Lots of wildlife and flowers to pass the time during the walk up.

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