Difficult Creek Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Difficult Creek Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2014 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

Directions from Aspen: Drive 5 miles southeast of the Aspen Ranger District Office on Hwy. 82 and turn right into Difficult Campground. Travel 0.6 mile and park in the picnic area on the right. The trailhead is in the left corner of the lot.

hiking
6 days ago

Shaded the whole way with a stunning river in the beginning of the hike. Vertical switchbacks lead to fantastic views higher up the mountain.

12 days ago

Great views. Good hike

1 month ago

Raging river at the beginning, but you can get to the first bridge if bush wack and get foot a little wet. After that, amazing. Zero snow the whole way. And of course, a great hike.

1 month ago

11 months ago

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wonderful hike. A great first hike in Aspen, to help acclimate. Beautiful views, forests and rafging water. Not too challenging but challenging enough. 6 ½ miles. Did not want it to end.

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This should be one of your first hikes when you come to Aspen. The elevation is not too severe and the canapy coverage and the stream/river running through the majority of the trail is cooling and calming. This is a good trail to acclimate.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

hiking
Sunday, May 06, 2012