Dec 072010
 

Top PickHunter Creek

This is one of the prettiest hiking trails in Aspen — located behind the Hunter Creek Condos.  You pass over streams and rapids, all the while enjoying a breath-taking view of Ajax.  Not a hard trek for tourists; easy for locals.

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Smuggler Mountain

If you want a quick, vigorous workout, hike up Smuggler!  It gets fairly busy during peak summer season in Aspen — but it’s still worth it.  Definitely a tourist and local favorite.

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Cathedral Lake

Short and strenuous, this 2.8 mile hike up to Cathedral Lake will get your blood pumping.  It’s located outside of Ashcroft.

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Hanging Lake (Glenwood Canyon)

Not in Aspen and actually, it’s quite a drive down valley, but Hanging Lake needs a mention here because it’s a hidden slice of Heaven.  When you reach the lake and see the waterfalls, you realize what the Rockies are all about.

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