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Government Trail

Address: Snowmass Village, CO
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

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Roxborough,CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Aspen, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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