RAMPART RIDGE LOOP
Or make the 4.5-mile loop up and along Rampart Ridge and get a taste of several of these trails. The Rampart Ridge Loop starts with a short walk on the Trail of the Shadows then heads upward, climbing 1,300 feet with a series of switchbacks.
On the ridge, there are opportunities for views including a bird’s-eye view of Longmire.
Continue to follow the ridge to an intersection with the Wonderland Trail. Turn right and the Wonderland will take you on an approximately 2-mile trip back to Longmire. Turn left and it will take you back to Longmire, but the trip is about 90 miles farther.
Rampart Ridge has been free of snow most of the spring, according to park rangers.
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