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Beautiful and accessible to town

I love this trail! The trailhead is about a 15 minute walk from the center of Aspen and ascends... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
La Jolla, California
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Lovely Up Hill Trail throughi the Woods

Only negative is the lack of parking at the start of the trail on Hunter Creek Rd. but one can hike... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I love this trail! The trailhead is about a 15 minute walk from the center of Aspen and ascends through the forest following beautiful Hunter Creek. Wildflowers abound in June and early July. Parts are completely exposed and views to Aspen Mountain abound as you...More

3  Thank LisaB157
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Only negative is the lack of parking at the start of the trail on Hunter Creek Rd. but one can hike as far as they prefer to.....all the way to Vail for an overnight, A very popular hike along the river an over bridges at...More

4  Thank atravelbugColorado
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Although Hunter Creek trail can be rocky in places, the beauty of the forest and of Hunter Creek which the trail almost never leaves is exceptional considering the small effort to hike it. My first hike was a three mile hike up Hunter Creek to...More

4  Thank Larry D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The hotel desk recommended this hike, and it was quite nice on a fall day. Take the Hunter Creek Trail up, then come over and down the Smuggler Mountain Trail to find the Observation Point and enjoy great views of Aspen. Smuggler Mountain Trail is...More

2  Thank lauraliznelson8
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I did the trail with fresh May snow and it was really good, especially coz its near the village. I damped into a ‘friendly’ bear too! Nature is amazing as with all places around Aspen. Its my third time here since 2014.

Thank TheArchitekton
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy this hike. Beautiful scenery and enough elevation to make it a workout. I recommend going up Hunter Creek Trail and back down Smuggler's.

Thank AJB830
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The trail is really beautiful and perfect for hiking with the whole family. It is easy to navigate and there is a perfect view of the city of Aspen. There is also a nice river, and the trees provide shade in the hot sun with...More

Thank Neika S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great Trail even in winter. It is protected by the trees in a lot of areas and still has great hiking access.

Thank 522troys
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Just loved this hike. It had everything I love including some moderate incline to get the heart pumping, a long stroll through the meadow with fabulous views of the mountains, and then so many choices of add-on trails to extend or simply go back a...More

1  Thank April B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We hiked this the last day of September. The fall foliage was spectacular. This hike starts out uphill. We parked at Red Mountain trail head and it was not too bad. There are several junctions with other trails that allow you to customize your hike's...More

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Response from Queensgirl08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. But there is also a wonderful bus transportation system RFTA. You can take a free shuttle bus to the trail from Rubey Park Transit Center in town.