Hunter Valley Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

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.

5.3 miles 1251 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail - loved the river access.

trail running
4 months ago

Gorgeous - boulders made it hard to keep pace in some sections - but spectacular

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail- extremely scenic, from the bridges over Hunter Creek, to the woods, to the scenic overlooks at Smuggler Rd. Well worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great first hike for getting acclimated to the altitude!

5 months ago

Beautiful. Next time will appropriate more time to hike entire loop.

6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful hike with breath taking views!

1 year ago

On repeat all year. Favorite local trail. Hike up smuggler and down hunter creek for a fun workout!

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Amazing!!!

hiking
1 year ago

Easy to moderate.

hiking
1 year ago

Great. Decent elevation and the creek was roaring all the way up!! Would do it again.

1 year ago

2 years ago

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