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Hunter Creek Valley

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

We started out at the Hunter Creek/Red Mountain trailhead and went our way east.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Point to Point

8,992' 2,741 m

High

8,363' 2,549 m

Low

628' 191 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Found no real restrictions on the trail but from time to time you can find yourself possibly in someone's backyard. Be careful and keep looking for the trail that is somewhat out there. If you get turned around, follow the creek that will lead you back down to Aspen.

Description

This is an easy trail for the most part, once past the initial climb in the first half mile. There are quite a few switchbacks and offshoots to other trails with ample opportunity to explore around Hunter Creek. Use a trail map or the Hiking Project mobile app to keep your bearings about you.

This trail dead-ends toward the boundary with the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness, making it an out-and-back unless you turn off on another connecting trail somewhere closer to the trailhead on your return.

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Shared By:

Victor Encinias

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 3 votes

#21

in Aspen

#21431

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#21

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#1,699

in Colorado

#21,431

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Photos

One of the many old mining huts up Hunter Valley
Sep 28, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Depending on the time of year, you might have to deal with a little snow heading up Hunter Creek Valley.
Mar 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO
The weather can be off and on heading up Hunter Creek.
Mar 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO
Hunter Creek Valley takes on a new character when the leaves have fallen.
Mar 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO
Keep your eyes on the clouds up here – you hear about Colorado's afternoon thunderstorms for a reason!
Mar 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO

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