Difficult Creek Trail

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A wonderful, modest day hike into the beautiful Colorado backcountry that is just over 5 miles, round trip.

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806 W. Hallam
Aspen, CO 81611




Difficult Creek campground is the starting point for this backcountry adventure. The trail crosses several streams and sagebrush flats before ending 2.6 miles at a series of old mining cabins. Those hoping to explore off-trail can continue on into the wilderness, provided they are adequately prepared to self-navigate in the woods. Wildlife abounds in this area and photographers will have plenty of opportunities to shoot images of the mountain wilderness. To reach the Difficult Creek Trail, drive 5 miles southeast of the Aspen Ranger District Office on Hwy. 82 and turn right into Difficult Campground. 0.6 miles down the road, park your vehicle at the picnic area on the right.


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