Hell Roaring Trail - Aspen, CO - Popular elk hunting destination near the Avalanche Creek valley


Hell Roaring Trail in Aspen, Colorado is a primitive trail that is rarely maintained and as a result is primarily used by elk hunters. Hunters are prevalent during the fall hunting season and can be seen trekking up and down the Hell Roaring Trail that extends through the wilderness. Cross country navigation is required in some spots along the trail as it crosses alpine meadows. The trail extends 7.3 miles and is moderately strenuous from north to south and highly strenuous to the south. Experienced hikers and hunters are recommended for this trail.

The trailhead elevation begins at 10,000 feet and increases to a top elevation of 12,040 feet. Throughout the high country portions the views are quite impressive and scenic. Hiking from north to south limits the strenuous climb up from Avalanche Creek valley. The point to point trail is open in early July and closes in mid-October due to winter weather conditions. Due to the elevation snow accumulations in the area are high. It is best to travel the trail when the weather is warm and the terrain is dry. Elk are common in the area and as a result Hell Roaring Trail has become a popular hunting destination.

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