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5 great American hikes

Posted Jun 06 2009 11:26pm

Outdoor Camping Survival personal favorites:

Breakneck Ridge Trail, Hudson Highlands State Park in NY

Glacier Gorge, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

Mount Whitney, California

Appalachian Trail: The Pinnacle

Conundrum Hot Springs, Colorado

Hot-Springs
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Here’s one trip report …

… Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen is the type of place that spawns rumors. I had heard hippies clog the nine-mile trail to the springs.

I had been told the pools attract cliquey nudes who make fun of people in bathing suits.

Was the gossip true?

For nearly a year, I had been looking forward to finding out. I had visited several other hot springs in the area, but Conundrum was the Holy Grail of hot pots — a secluded bath in the Maroon Bells, reachable only by an 18-mile roundtrip backpacking trek. …

Vail Daily – Trip to Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen

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