Hunter Valley Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Aspen, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Aspen: From north Mill Street turn left onto Red Mountain Road and follow to Hunter Creek Road (1.3 miles from Main Street). Go right for .3 miles, then left up a hill into the Hunter Creek Trail parking lot.
Great trail.. I recommend doing the first half to the top and return back the same way down.. We went all the way; down the smugglers road, but was more just a service road and nothing to special
Great trail - loved the river access.
Gorgeous - boulders made it hard to keep pace in some sections - but spectacular
Great trail- extremely scenic, from the bridges over Hunter Creek, to the woods, to the scenic overlooks at Smuggler Rd. Well worth it!
Great first hike for getting acclimated to the altitude!
Beautiful. Next time will appropriate more time to hike entire loop.
That was one wonderful hike! The continuous waterfalls going up Hunter Creek Trail was breathtaking and all in all the highlight of our Sunday. We will definitely do that one again and again.
Wonderful hike with breath taking views!
On repeat all year. Favorite local trail. Hike up smuggler and down hunter creek for a fun workout!
Great easy hike with tremendous fall colors and a view of Aspen. Trail gets narrow at times and with high traffic is the only drawback. Great soothing water flow sounds.
Easy to moderate.
Great. Decent elevation and the creek was roaring all the way up!! Would do it again.
This is not an "easy" trail. It gets a bit technical as you move farther into the woods. It's very pretty, just not an easy hike at all