Smuggler Mountain Trail

MODERATE 23 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.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3480 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
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hiking
7 months ago

Straight up hill w lots of switchbacks. Tremendous views!

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mountain biking
10 months ago

Nice open trail to Mtn bike up.

10 months ago

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.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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
Friday, March 27, 2015

walking
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

trail running
Thursday, August 21, 2014

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, May 31, 2014