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Smuggler Mountain

806 West Hallam St, (Forest Service Office), Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3445
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Ranked #32 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 via mobile

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

It's really just a long dusty road up a hill. It's great for some exercise & soak in the beautiful views of Aspen. There are much prettier hikes in the Aspen area, but not so close to town.

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