Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Aspen  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

88pp/map
ISBN: 0762722711

Known for its bustling town and world-class skiing, Aspen is also a great place to hike. This guidebook includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the most scenic places in the state - without taking you to physical extremes. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day trips, Best Easy Day Hikes Aspen is for everyone including families.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: The craggy, eroded spires of Cathedral Peak and the sweep of alpine tundra leading up to Electric Pass corral Cathedral Lake. Huddled beneath the arcing mountain, sheltered by its heights, the lake’s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Even in the warm, reassuring light of the summer sun, the Maroon Bells are imposing. The crumbling red rock rises in well-defined layers to the pointed summits— there is clearly no easy way to the top ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Imagine yourself wrapped in a warm green blanket of aspen and evergreens, serenaded by a laughing wind, nourished by ripe red berries and the clear water of a mountain spring. The Difficult Creek Trai ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Look closely. See the subtle differences in color and structure that separate the spruce from the fir from the pine. Watch for trout in the sun-splashed Roaring Fork River. Observe the trail surface ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Nearly every ski resort in Colorado has developed hiking and mountain biking trails on its slopes—a summertime lure for visitors. Riding the lifts to the trails opens wonderful worlds to families, to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Snowmass Village, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The compelling nature of high mountains most often reveals itself when the forest cloak falls away. Such is the case with Williams Lake, which rests near treeline in the crook of an arm of the rugged ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Snowmass Village, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Traversing a hillside overlooking the Snowmass Valley, the Highline Trail is a pleasant romp through the fragrant scrubland that covers the Roaring Fork Valley at lower elevations. Most pleasant eith ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Snowmass Village, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A visit to the boardwalk and trail at the Ashcroft Townsite more than qualifies as one of the best easy sojourns in the Aspen area. Set in a spectacular alpine valley, the trail wanders through colorf ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: Rollicking Hunter Creek is the centerpiece of this hike. The path runs through dense riparian forest near the creek’s confluence with the Roaring Fork; as the trail gets steeper and more invigorating, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The remnants of the mining town of Independence huddle high on the Roaring Fork River. At nearly 11,000 feet, the summer sun barely warms the stiff winds blowing down from the Continental Divide. Th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Perched near the lip of a hanging valley overlooking the headwaters of the Roaring Fork River, Linkins Lake is an alpine tarn of the first order. Gem green and piercingly clear, it is clothed in the f ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Most hikers who have found their way into the Maroon Creek canyon head southwest, touring Maroon Lake or heading into the marvelous wilderness surrounding the Maroon Bells. This trail is the one less ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Classic Colorado. Simple and clear, Maroon Lake is classic Colorado. This is the picture on the postcards— the Maroon Bells clad in ribbons of snow during winter, skirted in greenery and wildflowers i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Cradled in the bottomlands along the Roaring Fork River, the paved Rio Grande Trail cuts through the heart of downtown Aspen. It is the perfect choice for families with small children, for those who w ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The volatile Roaring Fork River dominates the first part of this easy, relatively flat hike, thundering through a gray-rock canyon where whitewater rushes past sun-baked rocks and feeds cool, inviting ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This gentle little trail loop has “take the kids” written all over it. Meandering easily up toward Divide Road and the high country west of Snowmass Village, the hike offers up wildflowers to identify ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Snowmass Village, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Up and up and up—the Sunnyside Trail climbs relentlessly across the scrub-covered south-facing slopes of Red Mountain. It is a workout, but the views give the climb a substantial charm. Look northwest ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From the ice cave to the “erratic boulders” scattered helter-skelter on a smooth granite table, from the grand mixed forests that line the Old Stage Road to the warm flat rocks that overlook the narro ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: If you want to break a sweat, this is the hike for you. If you are weak in the knees, move on. The Ute Trail is a hardy hiker’s hike—straight up through dense forest to a rock outcrop that offers a st ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Like yin and yang, the two faces of Weller Lake are opposites, yet harmonize perfectly. On the south-and west-facing slopes a thick forest grows; on the north-and east-facing slopes, the naked rock sk ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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