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Great hike close to town. Short and steep

One of the best hikes in Aspen if you're up for a challenge. Its actually pretty short...but very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tired yet?

We can always tell whether we've acclimated to the altitude by how long it takes us to hike up the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Fran S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hikes in Aspen if you're up for a challenge. Its actually pretty short...but very steep. If you want more...you can follow the Ute to a trail that goes to the top of Aspen Mountain.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We can always tell whether we've acclimated to the altitude by how long it takes us to hike up the Ute. Every time of year offers a different challenge. Our late-fall visit presented amazing colors, but the trail was dry, dusty, and rocky, making the...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a bit of a challenging trail as it is narrow and zig zags up with amazing view over the city of Aspen.

Thank 74carolynh
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This is a steep and heart pounding trail. Some reviews say it gets much easier after the rock overlook, but I say no. This is a steep hike all the way to the top. And our concierge failed to tell us that the gondola was...More

Thank JohnandKristyS
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Take the Ute to the top of Aspen mountain , have lunch at the top listening to music and then take the gondola down

Thank roberttO761OL
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The trailhead offers a few parking spots. Once you get on the trail, you know you're in for a workout. Steep switchbacks, tight singletrack, heavy foliage. Your reward is at the very end of the hike, with stunning, bird's-eye views of the city, surrounding valley...More

Thank cerminarolambc
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We did this one afternoon after our conference and found it a great way to stretch her legs but not overly taxing. It was a good way to get in a mile or two as it was her seriously right behind the Gant which is...More

Thank kbqhills
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We did the first part of the trail to Ute rock which was an intense steep climb for 45 minutes to a stunning view of Aspen. It was a great way to acclimate and we could walk to the trailhead from our hotel in the...More

Thank Awedmollys
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a great 2+ hour hike. The first 45 minutes is a series of switchbacks that is a serious stair master hike. If you aren't ready for it, plan to turn around early. After 45 minutes you come to Ute Rock, which provides fantastic...More

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I did this trail my second day in Aspen and between the steep incline and the altitude it just about killed me. Which is not a negative -- it's a challenge! You get amazing views of Aspen along the way, and you'll feel like you...More

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