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The lower part of difficult good simple day hike

Scenery is beautiful, with log bridges that cross the Roaring Fork River, up into the pines and Aspen trees, up to a certain point, then trail gets steep and much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Scenery is beautiful, with log bridges that cross the Roaring Fork River, up into the pines and Aspen trees, up to a certain point, then trail gets steep and much more difficult...some people say trail is closed at that point, but one can go around the rocks and boulders in the way and keep going up and up and at... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This trail is challenging and scenic. My husband and I hiked it the first day of fall and it was spectacular. Take your hiking poles for sure, since there are some steep areas with loose stones. Although the trail was longer, hubby and I opted to hike for 1 and 1/2 hours because we needed the energy to walk back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This area of over-populated Aspen is a breath of fresh air...literally. Loved the forested area, beautiful birds, the sound of the creek and the exercise. Rained a bit in June but added to the overall wonder of the experience. Seeking solitude? This is your place.

Thank Kenneth K
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a nice hike, I think it was 2.6 miles up, so just over 5 round trip. The trail does go further but it is not maintained. This trail starts near the Difficult creek, then leaves it until the top where it rejoins the creek. Nice spot for lunch along the creek and some small falls in a tight... More 

Thank Todd G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Good trail lots of switchbacks but not too steep. Just an up and back. Not a loop. Unfortunately we where chased by a bear up the mountain. Quite a scary experience as there were not a lot of people on the trail at the time. Alls well that ends well

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