Aspen, CO

Smuggler Mountain Trail

Ed Schipul

This Forest Service “trail” is actually an old mining road which climbs 6.3 miles out to the beautiful Warren Lakes. While it’s possible to run the whole length of the road out and back, the final section is quite steep. Many runners choose to take on the most popular section, which is 1.5 miles from the parking area at the base of the trailhead up to the Smuggler Mountain Overlook. Past that, the trail gets steeper and more challenging. This Forest Service trail description is helpful.

Essentials
  • Most 'runnable' section is 3 miles out and back from the parking lot to the Smuggler Mountain Overlook; Entire trail is 6 miles one-way
  • 2873 feet (entire trail)
  • Mollie Gibson Park
  • Park Circle