Conundrum Creek Trail

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Conundrum Creek Trail
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Paul R
Philadelphia, PA53 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
First you start with Aspen's 300 days of sunshine and then enter the trail head at a small and often crowded parking area. Get there early. The first thing you encounter is a meadow of wild flowers and then you start a very modest ascent. We hiked to the bridge, which took about 2 hours, because we stopped and chatted so many times. The way back (all downhill) took an 1.2 hours. We were told, but never saw, there was a moose in one of the meadows. But, it was fun looking for it. There were a lot of hikers, but not too many to spoil our hike.
Written July 8, 2013
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Mike G
London, UK35 contributions
It might be high, it might be long, you will do a lot of climbing and you better be in shape but ohh la la, the joys of soaking away in natural hot springs above timberline with Hummingbirds looking you in the faced is worth every aching muscle and blister.

Written February 22, 2013
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jgsmouse
Arlington, VA70 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Our group hit Aspen from sea level so used Conundrum Creek trail as a great hike swimming in wild flowers. We went to the first log bridge and return for 5 miles RT. Good altitude gain and equally good trail, well marked. Gradual not steep. Lots of hikers carrying backpacks for overnight camping and soaking in the hot springs which are 18 miles RT.
Written August 24, 2013
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matdddd
michigan1 contribution
perfect amount of hiking just long enough to be ready to relax in springs, springs are good temp around 100 F. amazing view everywhere!, especially the large elk range which has more saddles surrounding it than you can count. seriously hike this place
mattd
Written March 7, 2008
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AspenRealLifeAspen
Aspen77 contributions
Aug 2011
You don’t have to hike the 8.5 miles to the hot springs to enjoy this hike with your family, although it is an incredible hike if you decide to hike all the way to Crested Butte and visit the hot spring pools half way. The trail starts off gently and parallels the creek through meadows of wildflowers.

The trailhead to Conundrum Creek Trail is off of Castle Creek Road, five miles from Rt. 82 West of Aspen. Roundtrip to the pools and back is 17 miles.
Written August 23, 2011
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Lisa H
Mexico City, Mexico407 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Great family hike through one of the most beautiful areas of Aspen: open fields full of wildflowers, roaring river, fauna (we saw a moose this time) and breathtaking views of the mountains...
Written July 26, 2016
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WFSAustin
Austin, TX56 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The hike leads to hot springs (which are delightful), but the wonders of the valley itself are enough to recommend this hike. There are some interesting creek crossings, and some long- abandoned mine equipment, and enough solitude to let the hiker remember that towns have been left very far behind. The challenges and discoveries of the day may include finding remnants, covered by much brush and meadow, of earlier generations who sought their fortunes here, and noting the ways that the meadows and their flowers and the rock faces and fallen stones have been here before we found the place and have so far survived us, and hold the promise of much beauty and natural power for those who will come after us. (And there are several particularly nice places for picnics, to boot.)

You have to hunt for the trailhead, but it's worth it.
Written April 4, 2016
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Aspeneyesurgeon
Aspen, CO116 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
For a day hike this is a simple hike. If one wishes to hike to the Conundrum Hot Springs that requires a two day investment, and sleeping out one night. Hot Springs too easily reached, and too many people there, and not "remote" enough.
Written February 13, 2017
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Joseph_Tulchin
Boston, MA123 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This walk takes you through exquisite mountain meadows, along a roaring creek/river and spectacular mountain views. You can do anything to one mile out to 5 miles. Camping also available at the end of the trail.
Written July 9, 2018
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