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Intense & Invigorating Way to Acclimate

We did the first part of the trail to Ute rock which was an intense steep climb for 45 minutes to a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Molly P
,
Irvine, California
This trail is a nonstop stair master with outstanding views

This is a great 2+ hour hike. The first 45 minutes is a series of switchbacks that is a serious... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coastman3
,
Palo Alto, California
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“vertical feet” (2 reviews)
“ski runs” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ute Ave, Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the first part of the trail to Ute rock which was an intense steep climb for 45 minutes to a stunning view of Aspen. It was a great way to acclimate and we could walk to the trailhead from our hotel in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great 2+ hour hike. The first 45 minutes is a series of switchbacks that is a serious stair master hike. If you aren't ready for it, plan to turn around early. After 45 minutes you come to Ute Rock, which provides fantastic...More

Thank Coastman3
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

I did this trail my second day in Aspen and between the steep incline and the altitude it just about killed me. Which is not a negative -- it's a challenge! You get amazing views of Aspen along the way, and you'll feel like you...More

1  Thank TravelLovingProf
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We rented bikes and took the trail all the way to Woodies Creek Tavern. Then eat lunch and took a cab back to our hotel.The ride down is not as hard as the ride back.My buddy road the bike back while my wife and I...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

There are two parts to this hike, first, to the Ute Rock, takes around ~40 minutes (for DrVeryEvil, that is), the second part takes almost ~2 hours. The first part is quite intense and can be a bit crowded, but so far DrVeryEvil has done...More

1  Thank DrVeryEvil
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A must every visit to Aspen in the summer. The steep climb is rough when you're coming from sea level and have spent all day in a tent in the heat with thousands of foodies. We walked to the trailhead from the Food & Wine...More

Thank LaLacorde
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is 3000 vertical feet with 50% of it being achieved in the first third of the hike, going up switchbacks to Ute Rock, providing a beautiful birds eye view just above the town of Aspen. It will take almost an hour to get to...More

2  Thank Coastman3
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a hard trail with 20-25 degree grades pretty consistently. You can hike for just over a mile to a rock formation with a swing and several rocks from which to take fabulous shots of Aspen and the valley. Most of the hike to...More

1  Thank AmanJunkieBoston
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

A quite steep trail that goes up Aspen Mountain, through trees, and if one wishes, the ability to hike to the top of the Mountain, though that is hard work. Terrain beautiful, but too many people on this trail and it's use as a fitness...More

1  Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Steep switchbacks at the start and some steep straight-up climbs midway. Poor signage, though, so take a map!

1  Thank girlblair
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