Colorado Hiking: Crested Butte to Aspen

Hike Crested Butte’s spectacular wilderness, past the Maroon Bells and into the town of Aspen, for the ultimate Rocky Mountain hiking adventure.

Officially the wildflower capital of Colorado, Crested Butte is an outdoor haven where Nordic tracks and downhill slopes transform into an invigorating trail network for summer hikers. Enjoy an easy-going hike along the Lower Loop Trail where the prairie meets the mountains. Explore the town, Mount Crested Butte and associated ski resort before a full-day hike up-and-over West Maroon Pass into the renowned ski village of Aspen. Spend three days hiking around the Elk Mountains, exploring the White River National Forest and experiencing a canvas of colors, plentiful sunshine and crisp mountain air. 

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Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Lower Loop Trail

Hiking trail Hiking the Lower Loop for a tour of Crested Butte
2018-12-20
easy
13.6 km
3:30 h
99 m
106 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Transfer Option: Hike Crater Lake

Hiking trail Views of Crater Lake and the Maroon Bells
2018-12-20
easy
5.8 km
2:00 h
197 m
194 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Ajax Trail

Hiking trail Hike below the gondola and above stunning town of Aspen
2018-12-20
easy
4.6 km
1:15 h
110 m
101 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Hunter Creek Trail

Hiking trail A view of Aspen and the mountains of the region is your reward near mile 4.3
2018-12-20
easy
8.9 km
2:45 h
313 m
289 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure