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Good workout, but don't start on a summer afternoon: It's really hot.

This is a very nice trail up to an observation deck. It is slightly more than a one mile hike to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Palo Alto, California
Great views!

I came down Smuggler Mountain Trail from Hunter Creek Trail on the advice of my hotel, and I'm glad... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a very nice trail up to an observation deck. It is slightly more than a one mile hike to the deck and the view is terrific (see photo), but don't try this on a summer day after 2pm because it is fully in...More

1  Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I came down Smuggler Mountain Trail from Hunter Creek Trail on the advice of my hotel, and I'm glad I did! This would have been less interesting up and down the same road, but is perfectly lovely for a descent. A very doable hike for...More

1  Thank lauraliznelson8
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The historical society has a jeep tour that is incredible. Our jeep driver I cannot say enough about her she was amazing and our guide was a gentleman and he too was sooo knowledgeable and nice. This is one thing everyone should do

3  Thank Billie P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a tough hike. It's up...straight up with a few switch backs on a dirt road. Full sun, too. The goal is an observation deck, which does have a fantastic view of 4+ beautiful peaks (14'ers!) that are backdrops to the city of Aspen....More

1  Thank buggiemom
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I hike Smuggler often with my puppy. Very active mountain and your sure to recognize someone while hiking it. Just be careful of the mountain bikers coming down with your dog.

Thank MMK3011
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The views from Smuggler Mountain of the town of Aspen are lovely. It is a different vantage point and the walk along the road is quite peaceful. Take lots of pictures as you can see 3 of the 4 mountains.

Thank shannas704
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Once you have acclimatized to Aspen elevation at around 8000 ft, try the early morning walk up Smuggler Mountain Road. It's a good workout and gives you fabulous views of the valley of Aspen. It is quickly rewarding, but takes quite a bit of effort...More

1  Thank 66grahamh
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There is plenty of parking at the base of Smuggler Mountain at no charge. The walk is steady up hill , not too steep . There is a very nice platform near the top with a great view of the city of Aspen and the...More

2  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Views are break-taking - if they aren't the climb certainly fits into that category! Several places to take spectacular photos

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Just a few steps out of downtown is Smuggler Mt. whether you walk or mountain bike getting to the overlook is worth the effort. It is most amazing to look down on town and across the valley to Ajax. Do it in the morning and...More

Thank Jim J
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