Smuggler Mountain

Smuggler Mountain, Aspen: Address, Phone Number, Smuggler Mountain Reviews: 4/5

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Toni M
Santa Barbara, CA69 contributions
Perfect hike for views and options
Aug 2020
We decided to try this hike because it was called moderate and it was pretty short. Once we got there we found that there are lots of options to go further to see different mine sites, etc. The views of Aspen and the surrounding areas cannot be beat. It is a nice wide trail (mostly) and paved so easy to distance yourself during this Covid crisis. It's easy to find and a great hike!
Written August 29, 2020
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Laura M
Santa Fe, NM8 contributions
Avoid the Aspen Hometown Crowd
Jul 2020 • Couples
Hiked this trail two times during our trip. Thought it would be a good route for our more novice friends. Got accosted three times from older locals for not separating ourselves. Told to go home six times. We simply did not wear mask while hiking in the outdoors. We were our own group of four who hiked the side of the road. Road not very attractive as a trail. Views are very nice. Would not recommend during this time of COVID. Many other attractive trails with fewer locals.
Written July 16, 2020
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Gregory B
Metamora, MI362 contributions
Easier trail with great views
Oct 2019 • Couples
Easy access from downtown Aspen. Lots of dogs. My dog loved it. Beautiful lookouts over Aspen area. Not too long.
Written October 11, 2019
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Heather M
Seminole, OK38 contributions
Dirt road, beautiful views.
Sep 2019
We hiked down from the observation deck (started hike at Lani White trail, to Hunter Creek cutoff) which made a 5 mile hike. I would consider it moderate in difficulty, coming from sea level. Beautiful views! It was a nice way to spend our first day in Aspen. Yes, it’s a dirt road without shade. On a September afternoon it was perfect!
Written September 11, 2019
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Slaneeckholdt
3 contributions
What a view!!!!
Jul 2019 • Solo
AWESOME! Easy trail back down to town. Keep your eyes open for bears.....it's their home and our playground..
Written July 11, 2019
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Coastman3
Palo Alto, CA1,030 contributions
Good workout, but don't start on a summer afternoon: It's really hot.
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is a very nice trail up to an observation deck. It is slightly more than a one mile hike to the deck and the view is terrific (see photo), but don't try this on a summer day after 2pm because it is fully in the sun and it gets REALLY HOT!!!
Written July 10, 2018
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lauraliznelson8
Lafayette, CO119 contributions
Great views!
Oct 2017 • Solo
I came down Smuggler Mountain Trail from Hunter Creek Trail on the advice of my hotel, and I'm glad I did! This would have been less interesting up and down the same road, but is perfectly lovely for a descent. A very doable hike for most people staying in Aspen (when there's no snow).
Written October 19, 2017
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Billie P
The Villages, FL16 contributions
Dont' miss
Jul 2017 • Family
The historical society has a jeep tour that is incredible. Our jeep driver I cannot say enough about her she was amazing and our guide was a gentleman and he too was sooo knowledgeable and nice. This is one thing everyone should do
Written August 6, 2017
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buggiemom
Rockville, MD12 contributions
Uphill hike on dirt road
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a tough hike. It's up...straight up with a few switch backs on a dirt road. Full sun, too.
The goal is an observation deck, which does have a fantastic view of 4+ beautiful peaks (14'ers!) that are backdrops to the city of Aspen. But this hike is for those who are in shape due to the intensity. I'd rate it strenuous. (and I can't believe that mountain bikers even try to go up this!)
I'd suggest going up the Hunter Lake trail instead (and taking the Hunter Lake cross trail to the observation tower, then going down the Smuggler Mountain road trail.....except the Hunter Lake trail is also uphill the entire way! The only benefit is that the H.Lake trail is shaded and alongside a beautiful creek, and then passes through a meadow that gives great views.
Written July 24, 2017
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MMK3011
Fort Lauderdale, FL25 contributions
Just love this hike with my puppy
Jul 2017 • Couples
I hike Smuggler often with my puppy. Very active mountain and your sure to recognize someone while hiking it. Just be careful of the mountain bikers coming down with your dog.
Written July 15, 2017
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