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One of the nicest not too difficult trails in Aspen area.

this is a nice trail that you can begin either at the Aspen Rec. Center or in Snowmass. It takes... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Davis, California
Great Trail!

I’ve hiked and run this trail many times. One of my favorite events during the autumn season is the... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Aspen, Colorado
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Oct 2, 2018
“One of the nicest not too difficult trails in Aspen area.”
May 7, 2018
“Great Trail!”
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

this is a nice trail that you can begin either at the Aspen Rec. Center or in Snowmass. It takes you up the slopes and trails of the buttermilk ski area at first (from ARC) and the views are really excellent for most of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I’ve hiked and run this trail many times. One of my favorite events during the autumn season is the Ute Mountaineer Aspen Golden Leaf Half Marathon starting on Fanny Hill, utilizing much of Government Trail, and finishing at Koch Park in Aspen.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

Finding the trailhead for the Trail is somewhat difficult. At the time my wife and I attempted to cross country ski Government Trail, the skills required were beyond our somewhat novice abilities. The trail initially is somewhat narrow and winding. A moderate level of cross...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Government trail runs between Aspen and Snowmass Village. It's a fairly easy 9 mile walk compared to the hikes in town. It's a little of everything from heavily wooded to big views. A great way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Aspen4
Reviewed July 10, 2016

great trail for all ages and abilities. Winds through the mountain and through wild flowers and aspen groves. I would consider it an easy downhill option

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Kim F
Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Equalized
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Kuttermax
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank M0untainM0m
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank dogladymd
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!

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank colo4nu
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