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Easy hike from town

The hotel desk recommended this hike, and it was quite nice on a fall day. Take the Hunter Creek... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Laura N
Oakland, California
Nice hike near Aspen.

I did the trail with fresh May snow and it was really good, especially coz its near the village. I... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Red Mountain, Aspen, CO

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Reviewed 19 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

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 31 August 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 8 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 23 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

Thank April B
Reviewed 5 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

Thank billrae93
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Surprisingly nice in town hike option. Moderate with some elevation and rocks. Can connect to Smuggler for an easy return.

Thank emmadunfee
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Trail has a nice incline component adjacent to creek but is loaded with large rocks making navigation a bit awkward. Not a favorite for me.

Thank Mark_Thebaut
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were looking to do a hike with our aging dog and this was great. We accessed it from town without driving, it had a little elevation gain, and we easily looped around back to town.

Thank RickyD917
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Vickey G
4 August 2016|
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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.