Ute Trail

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  • Address: Ute Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Family And Kids

About Ute Trail, Aspen

A favourite workout regime in Aspen is to climb up the Ute Trail to scale the Ajax Mountain. The trail is not longs but ascends 700 feet in roughly a mile. Most of the hikers turn around at this point but some others continue the climb which takes them up by another 2300 feet. The views from the summit are simply stunning. The townsfolk of Aspen often visit this mountain to keep fit and stay in shape. Most of the hikers prefer to take the Silver Queen Gondola to get down to the base of the mountain. Besides Aspen, you can also spot the Red Butte mountain, the Aspen Highlands, Independence Pass and the Collegiate Peaks from the top of the Ajax Mountain. The trail mostly falls under the shade of trees so you will not feel the harsh sun.

Ute Trail Information

  • The gondola ride down to the base is free of cost.
  • The footing is slippery. Wear sturdy footwear.

How To reach Ute Trail by Public Transport

  • You can hire a car to get here.

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  • A favorite! Definitely not for lowlanders or the out of shape. Ends with an amazing view of town, but the climb is very very steep. Hiking poles help save you knees on the way down. If you're really ambitious, keep going all the way up to the top of Ajax!

  • Hard but rewarding hike

  • A quiet place in the middle of nowhere

  • This trail is all there!! One mile and over 1,000 feet of ascent to the rock, 3 miles and 3,000 feet of ascent to the sun deck. Pick your poison.

  • It's Short, Steep and oh so fulfilling once you reach the rocks! It's a tough uphill hike with limited views along the way but once you reach the rocks after 20-45 minutes of huffing and puffing, you'll be glad you did. For the extra push hikers can continue on up Ajax mountain to the top which is not nearly as steep but four times as long. Word to the wise, if you hike all the way up, get there before 4pm so you can ride the gondola down.

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