Government Trail
This 10-mile trail begins just west of Aspen by dropping across Maroon Creek on a pedestrian bridge and turns onto a residential street. It then leaves the road and begins a steep ascent with switchbacks until reaching Buttermilk Ski area. The trail alternates between aspen groves and ski runs (signs are present to guide you across the runs). Beyond the ski area the trail climbs slowly through rolling terrain, passing through aspen, lodgepole pine, and flowered meadows where wildlife can often be seen. The trail ends at the Snowmass Ski area. The trail is not a loop so a car shuttle is recommended.
--Aspen Ranger District trail description
Start by the footbridge.
Geographic Area
Events
No events have occurred on this trail.
This trail was added on  by an RMBB member and was last updated on 5/18/2010 by an RMBB member.
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