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Hunter Creek Trail

Address: Red Mountain, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #16 of 73 Activities in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great backcountry hike that is close to town. Paths a gelato belt clearly marked. Snow makes things a bit less clear. But if you are a hiker, this is something not to miss in the winter, with rivers, beautiful views and the serenity of surrounding mountains.

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Aspen, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a relatively easy hike located close to Aspen. You can walk to the trail head from downtown. It climbs off the valley floor alongside Hunter Creek. Get there in the early summer for the high water flow. It's impressive.

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We hiked the first quarter mile then shoed up, and we were glad we did. The signs were much improved from our last visit!

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San Diego, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
102 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a fun trail. Hunter Thompson in the past blocked the trail, and hikers had to loop around his property. It is a scenic walk by rivers and meadows.

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Oregon,
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Slip on your hiking shoes and take off! This hike was so enjoyable. We started from Aspen, at the base. We hiked through the woods, crossing several bridges and in awe at the natural beauty of this trail. Not super challenging, but a great exercise to the top nonetheless. The hunter creek valley has an abandoned shack and horse stable... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love the trail as you get to hike in the woods and keep crossing the creek. Once you are on top it opens up to meadow. The dwarfed little Aspen trees up there are so cute that one can imagine fairies live there

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Up the road from town and super picturesque. I highly recommend going for a stroll. You can walk this trial anytime of the year even when there is snow! Perfect if you have snow shoes!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful hike, views are beautiful along the way but once you are at the top of the trail, they are spectacular, especially in the fall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of the best hikes we have had in a long time. The trail is mostly easy and passes through some heavy forest along the creek with several bridge crossings. There are scattered large rocks that require walking in a steady zig-zag fashion. We stopped repeatedly along the way to take pictures of the creek as it roared... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This hike was fantastic for our group of girls - none of us were avid hikers and one of the girls who did it was actually seven months pregnant. It feels like a "real" hike (rocky trails vs. a paved path) but it is very doable. I recommend following some of the little offshoots or small dirt paths to find... More 

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