Conundrum Hot Springs and Peak Trail

HARD 14 reviews

Conundrum Hot Springs and Peak Trail is a 22.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features hot springs and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

22.1 miles
6,272 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips

rock climbing



hot springs


wild flowers


Two Colorado 14ers in one overnight with a natural hot springs to boot! This very LONG overnight will bag you two 14er peaks. You will gradually ascent Conundrum Creek Valley watching as the trees get smaller and the miles tick by. Your campsite will be around Conundrum Hot Springs where you can take a soak and relax your feet after the long approach. In the morning you will head to the opposite side of the valley and follow the track in this guide to ascend both peaks. You will climb a very steep and loose scree slope up to the ridge where you will have access to both peaks. You then will return via the same way with the option of heading back up to the springs or simply returning to the trail down the canyon to shave a mile or so off.

2 days ago

Great trail, nice hike and overnight stay. Not as dirty as everyone says. however the summit trail is long gone on this side of castle and conundrum peak. Unless you want to ascend a scree slide at a 60 degree angle for 3k+ vertical feet.

1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful views. Hot springs were wonderful! Too many people on the trail though.

1 month ago

Dogs are prohibited here. it's in the Snowmass wilderness. This is protected wilderness. you may get a huge fine. Better do your research.

2 months ago

Lots of people- but so so pretty!!

10 months ago

Heads up- "bear canister REQUIREMENT".

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Did this hike overnight in late June 2017. Incredible!!! Just a heads up for anyone hiking soon: there is a massive tree fall blocking a large section of the path just past the "no fires above this point" marker. You'll need to do a bit of "choose your own adventure" up above and around the fall until it gets cleared out. People have been making large arrows out of sticks to point you in the right direction, but there is no one clear path around it. Just adds to the fun!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Did this trail in July of 2010. It is, to this day, my favorite hike that I have ever done. We did it in a day and it was pretty rough but the views are absolutely gorgeous and the hot spring felt awesome. Highly recommend but definitely leave early in the morning!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Started hiking at 9 and got to the camp at 3, beautiful sky, very moderate incline, thick Aspen groves along side and oh the hot spring! Need to do it again in October

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We did this trail in late October 2016, it was 16 miles out and back according to my phone. There is a moderate incline over a long span which makes the hike more bearable. The last 2 miles are very uphill but the view is worth it. We were the only ones in the hot spring on a Sunday afternoon which was lovely. We hiked back down in the same day and made it to the car before the sun went down.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We hiked this July 11th, 2016. It's a moderate hike up until you have to cross the river. After that we were climbing 3 ft snow banks especially the last 1-1.5 miles. Definitely possible without snowshoes. We started at 9:30am & made it there at 2:30ish. There were about 10 other people when we made it up. Stayed the night at a campsite nearby. Totally worth the view. The next day it took us 4 hours to trek back down & I was SO happy to see the car. My advice: make this a weekend trip & enjoy the hot springs because this hike was strenuous!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saturday, October 22, 2016