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Smuggler Mountain Road - Upper Section

Intermediate

Trail

4.8 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,062' 628 m
Descent: -70' -21 m
High: 10,833' 3,302 m
Low: 8,840' 2,695 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

A jeep road that steeply climbs Smuggler Mt., providing access to Warren Lakes and Benedict Huts.

Mike Pritchard

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

This road is very steep in the middle section, and often rocky (read: some hike-a-bike sections). Once you're 'on top' of the mountain you have several miles of less steep terrain to make good time on if you're riding out and back to Warren Lakes or the Benedict Huts. Open to motor vehicles, but you're unlikely to see much traffic, other than the occasional motorcycle.

Rated intermediate given rocky sections and overall effort required.

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#42

in Aspen

#18850

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#42

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#1,894

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#18,850

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View of Aspen and beyond from Smuggler Observation Deck
Jun 6, 2013 near Aspen, CO
Main intersection of Smuggler's Trail, the Smuggler Mountain road and the BTS trail
Oct 12, 2015 near Aspen, CO

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