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Government Trail in the Winter

Finding the trailhead for the Trail is somewhat difficult. At the time my wife and I attempted to... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
H9738RRrobertf
,
Ottawa Hills
Hike/walk

Government trail runs between Aspen and Snowmass Village. It's a fairly easy 9 mile walk compared... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Aspen4
,
Aspen, Colorado
via mobile
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
11 Feb 2017
“Government Trail in the Winter”
12 Sep 2016
“Hike/walk”
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Snowmass Village, CO
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Finding the trailhead for the Trail is somewhat difficult. At the time my wife and I attempted to cross country ski Government Trail, the skills required were beyond our somewhat novice abilities. The trail initially is somewhat narrow and winding. A moderate level of cross...More

Thank H9738RRrobertf
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Government trail runs between Aspen and Snowmass Village. It's a fairly easy 9 mile walk compared to the hikes in town. It's a little of everything from heavily wooded to big views. A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Aspen4
Reviewed 10 July 2016

great trail for all ages and abilities. Winds through the mountain and through wild flowers and aspen groves. I would consider it an easy downhill option

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Beautiful trail, but mountain bikers race past at dangerous speeds and scream nasty things at hikers.

Thank Equalized
Reviewed 18 July 2015

An outstanding mountain bike trail. I rode it as part of a ride starting out from the Westin Snowmass working my way to Aspen. If you are an avid mountain biker, do not miss this amazing trail. Here is my recommended route: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/2843393 Remember, it's...More

Thank Kuttermax
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I live in Snowmass part time and have hiked this trail many times. It's a beautiful hike in the warm weather months and perfect for Snowshoeing as well. I usually access it by Tom Blake Trail or you can pick it up at the top...More

Thank M0untainM0m
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The East and West parts of this trail are very different, but both are great hikes,depending on what you feel like doing. I really like the part that goes from Aspen Rec Center to the top of Wood Road on Snowmass. It is uphill, but...More

Thank dogladymd
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Ran this trail in the Golden Leaf half Marathon. Great trail, very scenic, but also very challenging especially when you are running it!

Thank colo4nu
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Decided to skip the Maroon Bells and crossed the street to get on a local Aspen Trail. It was much more interesting than expected and quite secluded. There is a huge canyon directly across from the Maroon Bells parking lot. You can't see it from...More

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 24 July 2011

The Government trail is a favorite of mine. It crosses from Snowmass village to Aspen through Aspen forest, brooding deep stands of spruce, across streams and meadows. Along the way you'll likely encounter elk and other wildlife. Unfortunately you'll probably run into mountain bikers, often...More

3  Thank Peter_Plantec
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