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Conundrum Hot Springs

Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO
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Gorgeous, but not a day trip

My fiancé proposed to me at the hot springs, so this place is super special to me. It is a gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Westerville, Ohio
via mobile
Pushing our limits

Fantastic but grueling two-day hike to Conundrum Hot Springs with my wife and a few other... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Salisbury, NC
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“day hike” (2 reviews)
Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My fiancé proposed to me at the hot springs, so this place is super special to me. It is a gorgeous trail with so much scenery, and the trail it's self was not too difficult until you cross over the river. It starts to become...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Fantastic but grueling two-day hike to Conundrum Hot Springs with my wife and a few other middle-aged couples. The hike proved difficult for our aging group as we took nine hours to reach the hot springs. The views along the way were incredible. After an...More

2  Thank mater1964
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This gorgeous hike is popular from the Aspen side - not so much from the Crested Butte side because it is a longer hike over a 13,000 foot pass from CB. Not sure either canyon approach can claim more beauty than the other. Just incredible...More

3  Thank roadtrip78726
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Although we did not make it all the way to the springs, this is one of Aspen's most beautiful hiking trails. It takes about one hour to walk to the "Bridge" and about 45 minutes to walk back - this summer it was a little...More

2  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took the longer route to the springs from the Crested Butte side of the pass about 14 miles from Gothic to the Springs. This side can be difficult in spots with loose rock, steep climbs and a few snow crossings. The views on both...More

1  Thank thefers
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Conundrum Hot Springs is definitely at least a two day trip. It is a long hike from the Conundrum trail head through fairly easy terrain following the creek to the springs. If you do this during the winter or spring, be prepared to have snow...More

1  Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is NOT a technically difficult hike, but it is a long way to the springs, so people bring tents, sleeping bags as well as food and drink, and sleep over night there, at the spring. Most hikers enter the spring without clothing, at least...More

2  Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The hike to the spring was very scenic (fall colors this time of year). With overnight/weekend packs this is intermediate to difficult, mostly due to the majority of the elevation gain being over the last 1/4-1/3 of the trail. But it is worth it, soaking...More

1  Thank a1casbell
Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of the best trails in Aspen. You start at altitude and have a gently walk that can vary anywhere from 1 to 4 miles. The views are spectacular.

3  Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The 8 mile hike is exhausting when you carry your tent & overnight gear, but the landscape is breathtaking and worth every step...and so is soaking in the springs and meeting friendly folk

2  Thank Nicole H
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Rae B
When is it safe to go on the trail? I read April-October, is that correct or is there more variation?
15 January 2017|
Response from roadtrip78726 | Reviewed this property |
I have only been once, Labor Day weekend, and it was already getting light snow and sleet with passing storm clouds, though beautiful when the sun was out. Guessing that your dates are probably good considerations for... More
Is it 8.5 miles one way ?
6 August 2016|
Response from Angelolaperna |
Yes, at least.