Difficult, beautiful, worth it. Great first hike of our trip. Definitely hop in the swing and enjoy the view when you get to the top of the switchback section.

2 months ago

How can a 5 mile hike be so hard? When you climb straight up the double black diamonds of Aspen. After a 1.5 section of switchbacks, the trail straightens out and that's when it gets hard. Near the top people were literally stopping every 20 feet for a breather.
The reward? A party scene at the summit, and a gondola ride to the base.

hiking
2 months ago

Good tough hike but well worth the view about half way up.

Straight up hill w lots of switchbacks. Tremendous views!

3 months ago

on Ute Trail

3 months ago

The trail was hard but was beautiful and you can ride the gondola down!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great

4 months ago

Much more challenging than expected, but great. A beer at the top and Gondola down makes it all worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Would not rate this hike as moderate. Great hike, beautiful views, and close to town. Take the free gondola down to save save your knees. Took 2hours with breaks and some strawberry picking along the way :). First part of the trail up to the big lookout rock is fairly busy, but after that we only came across a couple people on the trail. It was a week day so the weekend might be different.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, shady half way up then turns steep with very little shade. Definitely hard if your not use to the elevation but you get to ride the gondola down for free if you hike to the top of Aspen mountain.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail!

4 months ago

Definitely not moderate if Sunnyside is rated hard, 2.5 miles of constant uphill. It's beautiful and a wonderful reward at the two points to look out.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice open trail to Mtn bike up.