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Address: 806 West Hallam St, (Forest Service Office), Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +1 970 925 3445
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One of the best places to day hike

This is easy hiking on a somewhat overly populated trail but affords astonishingly gorgeous views of our valley. I think it's a must do if you are in Aspen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is easy hiking on a somewhat overly populated trail but affords astonishingly gorgeous views of our valley. I think it's a must do if you are in Aspen.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

this is a favorite mountain for locals, who use it as a fitness hike, as it's right in town. There is a road leading upward from town to a good elevation where Aspen Mountian and the town of Aspen can be seen below...People, dogs, bikes all hike the mountain.....some people do the hike a couple or more times a day....fitness... More 

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Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very popular trail to hike in Aspen, do it early the sun can get awfully hot on the mountain in the afternoon plus certain times you need to be aware of the afternoon thunder that rolls in. Great views of Aspen. Worth the trip and moderate hike.

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're new to the mountains, but want to know a local place to stay fit without spending wads of cash at a gym...this is the place to go! The altitude will give your lungs a workout, and the degree of difficulty isn't too bad for "out of towners." Dogs are welcome (pick up after them, please) and the scenery... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

nice hike up smuggler today, saw lots of dogs and what a beautiful sight of aspen mountain at the top. wow!

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Thank Senglam W
Aspen, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Smuggler Mountain lies very close to where I live, so for us, it is a quick and convenient workout. it is not the prettiest hike, is often dusty from the loose dirt road to the mine, and usually very crowded depending on the time of day. It is a good workout without leaving town, and the view at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This hike is great! Its right in aspen the best way to get there if u dont have a car is the Free Bus right in town. The Hunter Creek bus and just tell them you want to get off at Smuggler. This hike always kicks my but!!! It gives you a great workout and an awesome view of town!... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I hiked up Smuggler after hiking Summer Road up Aspen Mountain and to Maroon Bells. This was an easier hike than Summer Road and more challenging than Maroon Bells. It is about 1.5 miles to the overlook, which provides a great view of Aspen. It is a different view and worth the energy. Also, I am a lover of dogs,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

From what I can tell this was a dirt road up to a couple of old mines that have closed down. Actually only thing you can see of the mines is a few signs and the gravel piles. They have put an observation deck and bench up top so you can overlook Aspen and get a wonderful view. Like others,... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We hiked up to Observation Point. We are from the Midwest. The hike is tough, very rocky and lots of locals running, biking and walking. The views of Aspen are very nice, but it is a very tough incline to walk. Bring water.

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