Smuggler Mountain Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Smuggler Mountain Trail is a 14.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3077 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

17 days ago

Great trail for the inexperienced but still excited for a workout. Beautiful view with easy cut backs. Good for groups

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this place!! A man jogging e a three legged dog passed me so no one has an excuse to not get out there!

hiking
3 months ago

Great View of town! Hike was moderate and not overcrowded

6 months ago

More like walking up a steep dirt road for most of the way.

6 months ago

Hiked only about 3.1 miles up to the huge billboard (not used, partially covered with trees) on Smuggler Road. Still a good, moderate hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Not the best trail. Very busy and a lot of dogs off leash.

hiking
8 months ago

So much fun! Great views!

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Straight up hill w lots of switchbacks. Tremendous views!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice open trail to Mtn bike up.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The views are so worth the uphill trek!

hiking
Friday, April 08, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, July 20, 2015

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
Monday, July 07, 2014

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
Saturday, June 21, 2014

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

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

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
Sunday, August 11, 2013

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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

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