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Review of Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I did the Ute Trail on our second day. Folks , this is a daunting ride. Most of the folks on this trail were twenty-something, lean and hard, moving at what appeared to me to be the speed of sound. One young lady said she did the trail every day. I tried to believe her. My husband is almost 70 and I am 64. We consider ourselves pretty fit and love to hike. Not only was the hike very difficult, but we had no reliable sources of information on the trail. Some of the young people would say "you are almost there, right around the corner". Wrong. Or , "just a small steep part and then it is easy meadows." They forgot to mention that the meadow went straight up! Folks, do not believe young adrenaline-infused hikers. But do the trail if you don't have a cardiac condition. Just plug away and you will get there. We made it to the top where the gondola is, and rode the Gondola back to town. We learned later that the change in elevation on that hike is approximately 3,000 feet, with the altitude at the summit of Aspen Mountain being 12,212 feet. The view is spectacular, and one feels like a conqueror upon reaching the top. Lots of rocks, very steep. Bring poles if you have them,

Thank YellowFinch4927
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Epic hike into the Highland Bowls followed by fondue lunch at 7th Heaven. Doesn't get better than that!

Thank bernandpaul
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I love Aspen Highlands. It's the locals mountain in Aspen. Hiking Highland Bowl is the closest you'll come to a full on back country experience...while still in bounds.

Thank AspenSpin
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We skiied here late season April 2013 - compared to Aspen & Snowmass there was lots of slush, and was never quiet as sunny as Aspen. Still had some lovely runs and would return.

Thank gapyahher192
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

fun and challenging, just pack a lunch or bring tons of cash because the restaurants aren't shy to charge $10 for a hot dog or $13-14 for a burger

Thank amos g
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