Sunnyside Trail #1987


The trail offers a challenging day hike or backpack trip and accessinto Hunter Creek, Lenado and Van Horn Park. This is a popular trail with mountain bikers and hikers. The trail is narrow and not recommended for horse use. There are beautiful aspen groves and good views of Aspen and the surrounding mountains. This trail is heavily used by mountain bikers.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Aspen

General Information

Directions: There are 2 options to access the Sunnyside Trail. The first is from Cemetery Lane and the second from Hunter Creek. These directions are from Cemetery Lane, please follow them in reverse for access from Hunter Creek. Drive west from Aspen 1/4 mile on Highway 82 to the Cemetery Lane stoplight. Turn right, cross the bridge and turn left onto McLain Flats Road. There is a small parking area on the left. The trail starts on the right. You can also ride the Cemetary Lane bus from town to the last stop on Cemetery Lane and walk uphill 1/2 mile to the trailhead.



Show detail SHOW


Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
10 miles one-way (16.1 km)

  Elevation : 
7,800 feet (2377 m) - 9,905 feet (3019 m)