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Hunter Creek Trail

Red Mountain, Aspen, CO
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Great Summer Hike!

Every summer we begin our vacation with a hike up Hunter Creek Trail - this summer we went twice... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Lisa H
Mexico City, Mexico
Great local hike

I spend a fair amount of time in Aspen and absolutely love this hike, never tiring of its beauty... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
Lisa B
La Jolla, California
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Every summer we begin our vacation with a hike up Hunter Creek Trail - this summer we went twice, discovering new paths, challenges and beautiful views.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I spend a fair amount of time in Aspen and absolutely love this hike, never tiring of its beauty and stimulation. An easy walk from town accessible along the Rio Grande Trail, it provides a good workout along the flowing creek until you reach a...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Challenging and scenic trail up to a fantastic scenic view. Bring your camera and perhaps a walking stick some of the rocks are a bit treacherous.

Thank Queensgirl08
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Our family of 5, ages 14-53 rented show shoes for this trail during the late ski season months. It was beautiful! We would most definitely do it again and recommend it to others.

Thank dianaw92
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Relaxing with safe feeling with other hikers. Beautiful scenery and easily accessed. You can run it if you're in shape.

Thank jeanled
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Park only where it says 24 hours! Beginning of trail flat easy... After .5 begins to elevate and very rocky. Beautiful water entire hike.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Watching snowmelt tumbling down the mountain makes stress melt and tumble off my shoulders. 1.5 mi to get to the information stand at which point you can turnaround and go back down or explore the rest of Smugglers Mountain. Either way, it's a great day.

Thank LHRN1210
Reviewed January 29, 2016

The trail head is accessible just a few blocks from downtown. I've built many miles of this trail and worked on restoration projects so I can tell you first hand that it's a beautiful trail system that was well built and is pretty well maintained....More

Thank Aspenfunnygal
Reviewed October 31, 2015

this hike can be accessed by driving up Red Mountian and finding the trail head, after a short walk UP, or by hiking up Smuggler Mountain, which is right in town, and finding the trail there. Walking through the Hunter Creek Wilderness area is a...More

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed September 27, 2015

For background, I'm a 75-year old male in reasonably good shape who doesn't exercise, but was blessed with good genes. My wife, her sister and brother-in-law and I took off on a hike of Hunter Creek Trail, and I've got to say this was simply...More

Thank Gene T
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Vickey G
Can you walk there from town
August 4, 2016|
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Response from Queensgirl08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. But there is also a wonderful bus transportation system RFTA. You can take a free shuttle bus to the trail from Rubey Park Transit Center in town.