Hunter Creek Overlook is a hiking and biking trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 9,665 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 376 feet. The Homestead Mine (elevation 9,446 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail.
Hunter Creek Overlook Professional Reviews and Guides
"Highlights: A great ride with a lot of variety and access to miles of biking trails. There is a great singletrack section and a fun, fast downhill back to town. Tread: 2.6 miles on singletrack; 3.0 miles on doubletrack; 2 miles on paved roads."
--Bob D'Antonio, Mountain Biking Aspen (Falcon Guides).
"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, so does the creek, splashing joyfully under scenic bridges and over polished rocks. Pick any bridge along the route as a rest stop; each also offers a perfect turning point. To begin, walk past the condos into the riparian zone. Pass the trail sign and cross a series of boardwalks and two small bridges. As you proceed, Hunter Creek grows more raucous.Climb through oversized river cobbles to the first major bridge at about 0.3 mile. The trail continues to climb, and crosses yet another boardwalk, then crosses a bridge over a ditch."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen (Falcon Guides).
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