Ute Trail (Aspen)

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Ute Trail (Aspen) is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is composed of mostly short switchbacks up the forested mountainside that climb over 1200ft; so may provide additional difficulty to hikers unused to this sort of elevation or climb.

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Jack Nichols (47)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome hike for a quick but still strenuous workout. Great view of Aspen and the valley at the top.

Marty Bicknell (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike.

Karen Soltes (609)

8 Completed1 Reviews

Nice hike but can get crowded the later you go
Short and energetic!

Chris Cole (83)

14 Completed2 Reviews

Steep and busy. I started around 10am on a Wednesday and passed about 30 people on the way up. Great view of the town. Take and extra bottle of water and a bar and hike it all the way to the top of Aspen Mtn.

Eve Orr (196)

5 Completed6 Reviews

Awesome payoff at the top! I would not rate this as an Easy trail unless you are accustomed to hiking at this altitude. It's steep and rocky and beautiful - well worth repeating over and over.

hovik abramian (66)

1 Completed2 Reviews

Five friends from LA, great hike, great views of Aspen, a perfect day.

hovik abramian (66)

1 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike, 1,200 elevation gain, 19 switchbacks, challenging, especially for a 76 year old. Loved it

Todd Jasina (5253)

29 Completed7 Reviews

Great hike. Switch backs up the mountain. Epic views of Aspen from the top. 1200 feet of elevation gain from the trail head makes it challenging especially if you are not used to the high altitude of Colorado. Highly recommend this hike.

jutta scarry (762)

19 Completed27 Reviews

Rob St. Mary (143)

2 Completed3 Reviews

Made it!

I came back this season, when I had time, and I was about to do the whole trail up to the Aspen Mountain Sundeck in 2 hours.

If it wasn't for the walking stick, I'm not sure I would have made it. It helped with leverage and balance. I didn't bring water. Next time I will.

Overall it's a great challenge because it rises fast and is rocky. Once making it through the trees it eases up towards the Sundeck but it is still an assent.

Glad I did it.