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Pitkin County Colorado Hiking Trails

Sunnyside Trail #1987

White River National Forest

Available for hiking & biking, the 10 Sunnyside Trail is not recommended for horse use and starts by climbing up Red Mountain. In a little less than 2 miles the trail enters the aspen groves and climbs steeply traveling pass a radio facility on the right. Shortly after this Shadyside Trail enters on the left. Continuing along Sunnyside Trail which travels east contouring Red Mountain a second sign for Shadyside Trail will appear on the left in about a mile. Stay right to remain on Sunnyside Trail. Another 1.5 miles brings Sunnyside Trail to an intersection with a 4WD road. 

Follow the road to a sign marking Sunnyside Trail off to the right. Sunnyside Trail becomes a single track at this point and descends towards Hunter Creek. Again intersected by another 4WD road, the left fork of this road goes to Van Horn Park. To descend into Hunter Creek Valley pick up the single track of Hunter Creek Trail on the other side. There is a junction at the bottom of the trail, turn right and continue about 1/8 mile to the Tenth Mountain Bridge, Cross the bridge and travel right, following the single track through the meadow. The trail descends steeply through the trees and crosses Benedict Bridge. Take an immediate left just after the bridge. The trail follows Hunter Creek crossing over the creek several times. The last section is mostly boardwalk and ascends steps ending behind Hunter Creek Condominiums.

To access Sunnyside Trail from Aspen Colorado travel west along Highway 82 for 0.25 mile to Cemetery Lane stoplight, turn right, cross the bridge and turn left onto McLain Flats Road. A small parking area is located on the left while the trail begins on the right. A bus may also be taken from town to the last stop on Cemetery Land and walk uphill 0.5 mile to the trailhead.

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