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Tom Blake is a meandering hike that offers an escape into clusters of pine forest, aspen groves, and crosses many favorite ski-runs as it traverses the Snowmass ski area.
Snowmass’s most famous trail, Government Trail features rocky scrambles, short steep climbs, and takes you from the furthest west side of Snowmass all the way to Maroon Creek on Buttermilk. An amazing day hike to pair with lunch and a free shuttle ride back.
A purist will hike the Vista Trail and connect with the Summit Trail to achieve the breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells from Elk Camp. Someone seeking a more “relaxed” experience will take the Elk Camp Gondola & Elk Camp Chair to gain the summit. At the top, capture photos of the Maroon Bells and endless layers of peaks and valleys. From here, a beautiful, peaceful descent down the Summit Trail will lead you back to the Elk Camp Restaurant where you can download the Gondola, or continue your downhill, lift-assisted, hike to the Snowmass Base Village.