Hunter Creek Trail

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Connects: Rio Grande Trail, Lani White Trail, Benedict Bridge, Verena Mallory Trail, Emilee Benedict Park, Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail, Hunter Valley Trail, Red Mountain Road, Van Horn Park (9,900 ft)

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Hunter Creek Trail

The Hunter Creek Trail in Aspen

Aspen, CO – Medium – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Dog Friendly – Dirt/Rocky

Hunter Creek Trail #2194 is an intermediate/moderate trail you can hike, run, and mountain bike that is dog friendly. The Hunter Creek Trail is a combination of two sections, Lower Hunter Creek and Upper Hunter Creek. This is a rocky/dirt trail that follows Hunter Creek to Hunter Valley in Aspen, CO.

To get to the Upper Hunter Creek trailhead from downtown Aspen, travel 1 mile up Red Mountain Road and turn right on Hunter Creek Road. Follow the road for 0.25 miles and take the steep left turn uphill to a parking area at the first right.

Distances:
From 10th Mountain Bridge to Van Horn Park – 2.5 Miles
From 10th Mountain Bridge to Midway Creek Trail – 7 Miles

More information about the Hunter Creek Trail can be found at:
White River National Forest – Hunter Creek Trail #2194 (Hiking)

More information about the StoryWalk™ on the trail can be found at:
Pitkin County Library – StoryWalk™ Aspen

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Hunter Creek Trail

The Hunter Creek Trail in winter

Aspen, CO – Medium – Snowshoe, Dog Friendly – Snow

Hunter Creek Trail #2194 is an intermediate/moderate trail you can snowshoe that is dog friendly. This is a popular winter trail in Aspen, CO.

More information about the Hunter Creek Trail can be found at:
White River National Forest – Hunter Creek Trail #2194 (XC Skiing)

A sign at the beginning the trail near the Roaring Fork River about StoryWalk reads: (Click to expand)
Welcome to StoryWalk™ Aspen!

StoryWalk™ is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along a popular walking route in the community. Created as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children outdoors to combine physical activity with learning, StoryWalk™ helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.

Be sure to take lots of photos and share them with us online (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtag #StoryWalkAspen

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Sponsored by Friends of the Pitkin County Library.

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Lower Hunter Creek Trailhead



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Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead



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Lesley

Awesome trail with very beautiful scenery! Loved seeing all of the rushing water alongside of the trail. Easy street parking.

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Posted in 4-7 Miles, Aspen, Dirt, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Medium, Moderate, Mountain Biking, Rocky, Running, Snow, Snowshoeing, Trails, Winter Trail Tagged with: , , , , ,

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