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Best trails in Aspen

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Looking for a great trail near Aspen, Colorado? AllTrails has 73 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sylvan Lake State Park or Paonia State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Gothic Natural Area or Two Rivers Park. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Aspen ranging from 0.9 to 44.1 miles and from 7,552 to 12,814 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Aspen
Top trails (73)
#1 - Crater Lake Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h
Crater Lake Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is bShow more
#2 - Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Loop
White River National Forest
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Length: 27.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This classic 29.1 mile backpacking circuit around the spectacular Maroon Bells climbs four 12,000-ft. passes (West Maroon - 12,500 ft.; Frigid Air - 12,415 ft.; Trail Rider - 12,420 ft.; Buckskin - 12Show more
#3 - Conundrum Creek Trail to Conundrum Hot Springs
White River National Forest
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Length: 18 mi • Est. 9 h 8 m
WARNING: Permits are required year-round for overnight camping in the vicinity of Conundrum Hot Springs. Permits are ONLY available at www.recreation.gov. The permit area includes all of Conundrum CrShow more
#4 - Cathedral Lake Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Cathedral Lake Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fShow more
#5 - American Lake Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
American Lake Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best usShow more
#6 - Maroon Peak Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
Offers arguably the best views in the state but is a difficult climb requiring scrambling over loose rock. Please note that you can continue this trek off trail to reach the summit. Mountaineering geaShow more
#7 - The Grottos Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
The roads to reach this trailhead are subject to weather related closures. Please check ahead of time. Show more
#8 - Conundrum Hot Springs and Peak Trail
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness
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Length: 22.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Note: This trail was recently closed due to avalanche damage. However, the Conundrum Trailhead is now OPEN, but the trail is still covered with significant amounts of avalanche debris. For more informShow more
#9 - Pyramid Peak Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
One of Colorados most dangerous fouteeners, thrilling summit. Hike West from the trailhead following the signs for Crater Lake trail. When the trail finally levels of (sort of) and goes through a roShow more
#10 - Lani White and Hunter Valley Loop Trail
Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Lani White and Hunter Valley Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
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