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Hummingbird Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -585' -178 m
High: 9,391' 2,862 m
Low: 8,814' 2,686 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

Smooth riding with playful grade reversals, optional jumps & drops, and epic, epic views.

Mike Pritchard

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Description

This is the Hunter Creek area's first professional built trail, and features playful grade reversals to keep water off the tread, provide plenty of fun on the descent, and respite from short steeper sections on the way up. Over two miles long, the trail rides well both up and down. An upper extension was constructed in 2018 that connects the top of the adjacent Lower Plunge (part of Upper & Lower Plunge trails (aka Sunnyside trail) up to the next road intersection with FS Rd. 130.

Along the trail, you'll enjoy aspen groves, scrub oak, and destination worthy views. As the trail traverses back and forth across the steep hill side, you'll be treated to views of the grassy meadows along the Hunter Creek, and in the distance, views of the Williams Range. On the upper part of the trail views open up back towards Aspen, the local ski mountains, and Elk Range.

Find the top of the trail at west end of FS Rd. 130, and a mid upper access point (the old top of the trail) where Upper & Lower Plunge trails (aka Sunnyside trail) crosses over Red Mountain Rd. The bottom of the trail meets the Hunter Creek Trail above the uppermost bridge in this hanging valley.

Use the Hummingbird Trail as part of longer rides connecting Smuggler trails like Lollipop Trail, Iowa Shaft Trail, to get to or from 4 Corners area, Hunter Creek Overlook trail, Van Horn Park, and Hobbit Trail.

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May 16, 2020
Carol Breen

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  3.7 from 6 votes

#30

in Aspen

#14033

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#30

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#1,191

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Hummingbird Trail, looking downvalley in the Hunter Creek valley.
Oct 7, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Looking towards Thimble Rock and the Williams Mountains while heading east on the North Hunter Creek Trail.
Jul 19, 2013 near Aspen, CO
Riding by the big boulder along the Hummingbird Trail.
Aug 3, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Riding up Hummingbird, Hunter Creek Trail down in the grassy meadow below.  Thimble Rock in the distance.
Aug 3, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Rolling up the Hummingbird Trail.
Oct 7, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Heading up the Hummingbird Trail, Williams Range in the distance.
Oct 7, 2015 near Aspen, CO

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