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Quick Facts

Midnight Mine Road

Difficulty: Moderate




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General Description

This is a fairly well maintained dirt road with several steep sections. This road is not used by four-wheel drivers as much as Little Annie or Summer Roads. A loop ride can be made by going up Midnight Mine and down Little Annie or a longer route down Summer Road. The road follows Queens Gulch, passing through aspen and fir stands.

The road begins with a short descend; then crosses a bridge and begins its continuous uphill climb. There are numerous private drives, please stay on the main road. The road becomes steeper with several switchbacks. In approximately 2 miles there is a cabin on the left and a large mound of mine tailings on the right. The road climbs steeply between them, continuing to ascend to the junction with Little Annie Road at about the 4 mile mark. Stay left to continue to the top of Aspen Mountain and the Sundeck Restaurant. From the top you can access Richmond Hill Road (which follows the ridge behind Aspen Mountain), or Summer Road (which goes down the front of Aspen Mountain).



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Winter Conditions. Beware of avalanche conditions and hypothermia. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:45:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Mountain Biking Midnight Mine Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Midnight Mine Road
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Approximate season December to April.
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Approximate season December to April.
Yes



Related Activities
Castle Creek Road - This drive is one of the most enjoyable drives in the Aspen area. The paved road follows Castle Creek 13 miles up the valley.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com

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