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Address: Snowmass Village, CO
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Great hiking trail

I live in Snowmass part time and have hiked this trail many times. It's a beautiful hike in the warm weather months and perfect for Snowshoeing as well. I usually access it by Tom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Snowmass, CO
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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful trail, but mountain bikers race past at dangerous speeds and scream nasty things at hikers.

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Dublin, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An outstanding mountain bike trail. I rode it as part of a ride starting out from the Westin Snowmass working my way to Aspen. If you are an avid mountain biker, do not miss this amazing trail. Here is my recommended route: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/2843393 Remember, it's the Government trail so it OWNS!

Thank Kuttermax
Snowmass, CO
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I live in Snowmass part time and have hiked this trail many times. It's a beautiful hike in the warm weather months and perfect for Snowshoeing as well. I usually access it by Tom Blake Trail or you can pick it up at the top of Faraway Road.

Thank M0untainM0m
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The East and West parts of this trail are very different, but both are great hikes,depending on what you feel like doing. I really like the part that goes from Aspen Rec Center to the top of Wood Road on Snowmass. It is uphill, but not steep and very pretty.

Thank dogladymd
Woodland Park, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Ran this trail in the Golden Leaf half Marathon. Great trail, very scenic, but also very challenging especially when you are running it!

Thank colo4nu
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Decided to skip the Maroon Bells and crossed the street to get on a local Aspen Trail. It was much more interesting than expected and quite secluded. There is a huge canyon directly across from the Maroon Bells parking lot. You can't see it from the road. We were very happy to have happened upon this trail.

Thank Elise B
Aspen, Colorado
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

The Government trail is a favorite of mine. It crosses from Snowmass village to Aspen through Aspen forest, brooding deep stands of spruce, across streams and meadows. Along the way you'll likely encounter elk and other wildlife. Unfortunately you'll probably run into mountain bikers, often going too fast. It's a five star hiking trail except for the bikers and the... More 

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