Hunter Valley

Pitkin County, Colorado

Elevation Gain589ft
Trailhead Elevation8,342ft
Elevation Min/Max8342/8762ft
Elevation Start/End8342/8342ft

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 8,342 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 589 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lower Hunter Creek, Iowa Shaft, Grand Turk, Blm Access and Verena Mallory.

Hunter Valley Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike along the meadowy lower reaches of Hunter Creek. This trail departs from the city limits of Aspen to visit the meadow-filled valley of Hunter Creek. Once slated for development into a ski resort, this picturesque valley remains in an undeveloped state and is home to a number of ruins dating from Aspen’s prospecting era.

The trail lies entirely outside the wilderness and is popular with mountain bikers and trail runners as well as hikers. The beaver ponds in the middle reaches of Hunter Creek are a popular fishing destination. From the Koch Ranch ruins, one can link up with the road network that leads to the Hunter Creek Trail, but there is no linkage to upper Hunter Creek from the upper end of the Hunter Valley Trail."

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Trail Information

Pitkin County
Nearby City
Skill Level
Aspen District, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Aspen, Thimble Rock
Local Maps

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Nov 2018