Smuggler Mountain

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Connects: Arbaney Traverse, Smuggler Mountain Road (FSR #131), Smuggler Mine, Smuggler Mountain Overlook, Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail, Behind The Sign (BTS) Trail, Bushwacker Mine, Park Regent Mine, Robbie Wade Picnic Area, 10th Mountain Trail, Tootsie Roll Trail, Lollipop Trail, Iowa Shaft Mine, Iowa Shaft Trail, Benedict Huts

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Smuggler Mountain

Smuggler Mountain and the Hunter Creek Valley in Aspen

Aspen, CO – Recreation Area

Smuggler Mountain, also called Aspen’s Backyard, is a historic mining area in Aspen with numerous trails and recreation opportunities. This is a mountain in Aspen, CO

Trail Distances:
Smuggler Mountain Road (FSR #131) – 6.3 Miles
Hunter Creek Cutoff – 1.1 Miles
Behind The Sign (BTS) Trail – 0.65 Miles
10th Mountain Trail – 0.4 Miles
Tootsie Roll Trail – 1.1 Miles
Lollipop Trail – 1 Mile

Site Distances from Smuggler Mountain Road (FSR #131) Info Kiosk:
Smuggler Mine – 0.1 Miles
Smuggler Mountain Overlook – 1.44 Miles
Robbie Wade Picnic Area – 2 Miles
Iowa Shaft Mine – 1.8 Miles
Bushwacker Mine – 1.8 Miles
Park Regent Mine – 2 Miles

News about the site can be found at:
The Washington Post (May 1, 2015) – Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks
The Aspen Times (June 14, 2013) – Aspen’s backyard: Up, up, up Smuggler
The Aspen Times (Sept. 27, 2006) – ‘Wilk’ dies at 63, leaves Smuggler legacy
The Aspen Times (July 27, 2006) – What Wilk left behind: Massive cleanup under way on Smuggler

More information about the site can be found at:
White River National Forest – Smuggler Mountain-Hunter Creek #130 (Mountain Biking)
White River National Forest – Smuggler Mountain-Lenado #130 (Mountain Biking)

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