The Conundrum Creek trail generally parallels Conundrum Creek weaving its way up the valley through the woods and meadows to three river crossings before the hot springs. Mt. Hayden looms at the start of the hike followed by views of Cathedral Peak, Conundrum Peak and Castle Peak. The first crossing at 2-1/2 miles and the second at 6 miles are over log bridges. The third crossing at 6-1/2 miles is bridged only by using a log jam or a large log. This can be hazardous during spring runoffs. At 8 miles, there is a cabin, and the hot springs are just ahead on the left on the other side of the creek. A log bridge spans the creek for crossing. By using our Aspen itinerary builder app , you can arrange your visit to Conundrum Hot Springs and other attractions in Aspen.
Conundrum Hot Springs Reviews
If you plan on camping back here to get to Conundrum Hot Springs, then you'll need to get a permit online before you go. The hike is around 8.5 miles on way. Make sure you bring good hiking shoes... more »
I and my sons, 16 and 14, made a day trip along the Conundrum Creek Trail outside of Aspen. We hiked from the trail head to the Conundrum Hot Springs and back to the trail head. This makes for a long.... more »
Not sure why the locals call it a magical secret spot....its well known and definitely NOT worth the hike. Water is slimy, trail is trashed, the hike is boring, and once you get there, you have to do it all over again to get back down. Best to stay home.
One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done! Hot springs were absolutely picturesque. We went at end of July the first time a couple years ago and wanted to go a week ago ( end of May) and we're super sad that there were too many alerts for us to be confident hiking out. We will definitely be back, though!
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