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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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