Anyway, the trail pretty much goes straight up (right Mom?) and heads to an outcroping of rocks that has an amazing view of Aspen. I'll put the pics below. At the beginning of the trail there is the usual Forest Service literature, but someone has also put up this piece of info (see pic) since the last time I've been.
Estimation of Energy Expenditure for the Ute Trail.
Oh boy. Someone actually went through all of the trouble figuring this nonsense out. Just plug in your time and your weight, and you can figure out how many kcals you expend on the trail.
My guess is that this was put up by someone at the Aspen Club and Spa which is literally a stones throw away from the trail head. That's just a guess though.
Short story short ... I fixed it once I got down: