Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan Open House

City Open House on Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan


Contact:  Stephen Ellsperman, Director of Parks and Open Space, 970-429-2034 or


Aspen, Colorado – January 4, 2013– The City of Aspen, U.S. Forest Service, and ACES are hosting an open house Wednesday, January 9 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Rio Grande Meeting Room (455 Rio Grande Place) to discuss the long-term master plan for the Smuggler Mountain Open Space.    

The Hunter Creek-Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan is focused on approximately 4,000 acres of Forest Service land adjacent to Smuggler Mountain Open Space, which includes parts of Smuggler Mountain and the Hunter Creek valley.  This area is heavily used for recreation, and includes important wildlife habitat and scenic value to the town.  These factors, coupled with this area’s location in Aspen’s wildland/urban interface and involvement with multiple jurisdictions, necessitated the creation of a long-term plan.

The Plan has undergone an 18-month visioning and planning process, including extensive public input, and is now in the final stages of conceptual approval. 

Representatives from the above agencies will be available to discuss the Plan and address questions and comments.






Posted on Friday, January 04, 2013