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A great place to catch some of the best views of the Elk Mountains and Roaring Fork Valley with lots of trail options.


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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

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Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trail passes by lots of private property as it climbs into Hunter Creek, but it is clearly marked and easy to follow. Please do not leave the trail and cross private property as this could jeopardize access in the future.

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-Frying Pan Wilderness, making it an out-and-back unless you turn off on another connecting trail somewhere closer to the trailhead on your return.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, elk, moose, bear, lots of aspen groves.

Contacts

Shared By:

Victor Encinias

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 4 votes

#23

in Aspen

#24449

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#23

in Aspen

#1,965

in Colorado

#24,449

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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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