Smuggler Mountain Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Smuggler Mountain Trail is a 14.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September.

14.5 miles 3410 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Aspen: Travelling east on Main Street in Aspen, turn left (north) onto Mill Street. Travel 1/4 mile and turn right after the bridge onto Gibson. Follow Gibson 1/8 mile to a Y intersection and bear left onto South Avenue. Shortly, turn right onto Park Circle and follow for 1/8 mile to the Smuggler Mountain Road on the left. There is parking on the right.

hiking
3 months ago

Straight up hill w lots of switchbacks. Tremendous views!

5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice open trail to Mtn bike up.

5 months ago

The views are so worth the uphill trek!

hiking
7 months ago

Steep with views of Aspen, CO. Would be a fantastic sunset hike.

8 months ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Challenging (moderate) walk up but worth the views! It's such a great cardio and leg strengthening work out. We love starting our days by walking up and running down! If you pace yourself up you can do it much easier.

hiking
2 years ago

Moderate but challenging walk up Smuggler Road. Nice views of Aspen and surrounding valley. At the lookout point there are several other trails to enjoy. If you go to the left trail and then loop around, you descend on Hunter Creek and enjoy the river and bridges back into Aspen.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice hike with gorgeous views of Aspen. There are several trails that branch off at the top.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike, especially one to get use to the air if visiting. I would try to run as much of it as possible and then walk when necessary. It tools about 25 minutes to run/walk it.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike close to town. Great views of Aspen below.

hiking
4 years ago

Excellent jeep trail, followed by a number of hiking trails. So far I've only done the Smuggler's Loop.