Hiking in Snowmass is a fun way to get outdoors, and enjoy the mountain landscape. This summer, trek through alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers; take a break by a cool, rushing creek; and explore an alpine lake on one of these Snowmass hiking trails.
East Snowmass Trail
At 16 miles round trip, the East Snowmass Trail is great for either a short, choose-your-length day hike or a backpacking adventure. This trail leads to Willow Lake, an excellent spot for fishing and camping.
The Ditch Trail connects with the East Snowmass Trail, and is relatively flat as it cuts across Snowmass Mountain. The latter part of this trail gets steeper. Choose the Ditch Trail for a summer evening stroll.
Just steps from the Snowmass Village Mall is the Rim Trail. Gather the family for a hike to the Spirit Circles at the top of the Rim Trail. From the Spirit Circles, enjoy the views of Snowmass Village and Mt. Daly.
You don’t have to venture far for great hiking in Snowmass. Start at the base of Snowmass Mountain, and get going. You can also ride the Elk Camp Gondola to reach other trails, including Summit Trail, Sierra Club Loop, Rabbit Run, and Vista.
Guided Hikes with ACES
Join a guided nature hike on the Snowmass Nature Trail with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). An ACES naturalist guide leads you on a gentle hike, sharing interesting plant facts and pointing out signs of animal activity. You and the family will learn a lot, and see Snowmass Mountain in a new light, after an ACES guided hike.