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American Lake Trail, Aspen

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  • This is a nice hike but there are so many great hikes around Aspen this is not in my top five. It starts off pretty steep switch backing through an Aspen grove. There are a few nice overlooks along th...  more »
  • This is a challenging 2.8 mi hike with 1,965 vertical feet. The lake is very nice, nestled up against cliffs, so it's great exercise on a very well defined trail, but this hike becomes totally remarka...  more »
  • We did this hike 4th of July weekend. The trail is pretty steep for the first 1.5 miles or so (switchbacks through Aspen trees). The trail is a bit narrow in spots so watch your footing when passing o...  more »