Welcome to Smuggler situated at the entrance to Hunter Creek Valley with awe-inspiring million-dollar views of Aspen Mountain. Nestled at the base of Smuggler Mountain and Smuggler Mine, this neighborhood exudes a charming blend of historical character and contemporary lifestyle. Once a bustling mining area in the early 1900s, Smuggler has transformed into a renowned and coveted residential area, conveniently located less than a mile from downtown Aspen with easy access via Oklahoma Flats Trail or the free RFTA Hunter Creek bus that travels a loop down Mill St., Gibson and Park Avenues to Ruby Park. The neighborhoods within Smuggler consist of: Fox Crossing, Hunter Creek, Midland, Park Circle, River Bluff, Williams Ranch, Smuggler Park, and Smuggler Mtn. Road.
Boasting panoramic views of Aspen Mountain, Smuggler offers a plethora of outdoor activities, ranging from leisurely walks up Smuggler Mountain all year long to the overlook, picnics in Smuggler Park, and tennis at Smuggler Racquet Club and two courts at Hunter Creek Condominiums. Single-track mountain biking is out your back door in Hunter Creek Valley with lots of trail options to choose from including Iowa Shaft, Tootsie Roll and Lolli Pop, Hummingbird, Four Corners, Sunnyside and Shadyside Trails to Mclain Flats Rd., and Tin Cup to Lenado. Hike, or ride in summer or skin in winter to Warren Lakes via Balcony and Warren Lakes Rd. to Fritz and Fabi 10th Mountain Huts. Smuggler residents enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and a community that still cherishes and preserves its rich mining history. It is also a short walk to all of Aspen’s dining, entertaining, and shopping options. The Smuggler Hiking Trail provides dog-friendly year-round access, offering an observation deck with sweeping views of the town and access to further hiking trails above and in Hunter Creek Valley. The nearby Smuggler Mine offers guided tours for those interested in delving deeper into the neighborhood's history.
Numerous bus stops are scattered throughout the smuggler area, making transportation into town for skiing, dining, and entertainment a breeze. Almost every neighborhood in Smuggler enjoys some of the most direct views of Aspen Mountain experienced from any surrounding neighborhood. We see it as a perfect blend of views and a quiet lifestyle while still being a stone’s throw from the energy of the Aspen Core. Smuggler is an idyllic neighborhood that boasts breathtaking views, historical charm, and endless outdoor activities and access, all while being conveniently located near downtown Aspen's bustling scene. It's the perfect place to call home for those seeking a relaxed yet active mountain lifestyle.