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Hiking Smuggler Mountain in Aspen
Smuggler Mountain is a popular hike with the trailhead located in east Aspen.
Smuggler Mountain: Getting there
From Main Street & Mill (corner of the Hotel Jerome), take Mill to Gibson. Turn right & at the Y intersection, keep left onto South Avenue. Turn right onto Park Circle to Smuggler Mountain Road. There is parking on the right & and a 2nd lot is just above.
Smuggler Mountain: The hike
The Smuggler Mountain trail is a fairly steep 1.5 mile climb that ends at the observation deck overlooking Aspen.
Smuggler Mine sits at the base of the mountain. The trail is actually a multi-purpose dirt road shared by hikers, bikers, runners & dogs and is quite heavily used, especially on the weekends.
At the top is an observation deck with stunning views of Aspen.