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Aspen Mtn/Summer Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is a fairly well maintained dirt road, which is closed to four-wheel drive use. Motorcycle, mountain bike, foot and horse use are permitted.
Bald Knob Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Basalt Mountain Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is heavily used by mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, fishermen and hikers. You can access the Basalt Mountain bike loop trail and Cattle Creek Road, via county road #13.
Basalt Mountain Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail travels mostly through lodgepole pine and open meadows. There are two overlooks into Cattle Creek in the first mile with nice views.
Beaver Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail offers a pleasant and scenic hike or bike ride, only a few minutes from Glenwood Springs. The trail follows Beaver Creek out of 4-mile Park, climbs a ridge and drops into the Yank Creek drainage.
Braderich Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail travels through open meadows and aspen. It is an easy hike, but there is very little water along the way. Be sure and treat any water that you may drink.
Cattle Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail travels through aspens and meadows with patches of spruce and fir. It is hard to follow at times so be sure and carry a compass and map. This trail should not be ridden prior to June 21st annually to avoid disturbing calving elk.
Cattle Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail travels through aspens and meadows with patches of spruce and fir. It is hard to follow at times so be sure and carry a compass and map. This trail should not be ridden prior to June 21st annually to avoid disturbing calving elk.
Crystal City Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Deadhorse Mill, or Crystal Mill, a historical landmark, stands next to the Crystal River west of the town of Crystal as a reminder of the mining economy that brought settlers to the region.
Deadline Trail Town of Snowmass Village,
Pitkin County Open Space
Deadline Trail is an intermediate to expert rated, single track, mountain bike trial near Snowmass, Colorado.
Dexter Park Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail starts out through a pine forest, then opens up into large meadows on the top. This trail makes a pleasant day trip to the top to view Coal basin and back.
Eagle/Thomasville Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is not a four wheel drive road, but is very dangerous and slippery when wet. Do not drive on it if rain is in the forecast or it has recently rained!
East of Aspen Trail Aspen Trails,
Aspen Area
The East of Aspen Trail is an easy, 3.1 mile trail that starts on Puppy Smith Rd., behind the post office in Aspen.
Express Creek/Taylor Pass Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a popular high-altitude jeep route beginning at Express Creek Road. Because of the altitude snow is often present well into mid-July.
Four Corners Road Aspen Ranger District Four Corners Road travels up Red Mountain Road and is part of the Smuggler, Hunter Creek, Sunnyside network of trails that travels from Smuggler Mountain to Lanado.
Government Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Government Trail is an enjoyable day hike or mountain bike ride through aspen groves. It is also known as Brush Creek Trail and is a popular cross country ski trail in the winter.
Government Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Government Trail is an enjoyable day hike or mountain bike ride through aspen groves. It is also known as Brush Creek Trail and is a popular cross country ski trail in the winter.
Hagerman Pass Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Hagerman Pass area is a relaxing ride packed with tons of beautiful scenery. There are campgrounds at Turquoise lake and Ruedi Reservoir that provide convenient camping and fishing.
Hannon Creek Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Hannon Creek Trail is a moderate to difficult single track located near Woody Creek Colorado.
Hay Park Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Hay Park trail starts 1.5 miles up Thomas Lakes Trail and ends at Hay Park. It travels through aspens and meadows with occasional patches of spruce and fir.
Highline Trail Town of Snowmass Village,
Pitkin County Open Space
The Highline Trail is located near Snowmass , Colorado. This is an intermediate, single track trail that is used for mountain biking and hiking.
Hobbit Trail Aspen Area,
White River National Forest
The Hobbit Trail is an intermediate mountain bike trail located north of Aspen, Colorado. This trail is 1.6 miles long trail that connects the Van Horn Trail and Four Corners.
Hubbard Cave Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Hubbard Cave Road takes you to within 1/4 mile of Hubbard Cave. Hike the trail to the cave which has approximately 3,000 feet of passage with a vertical relief of only 50 feet.
Hunter Creek Cutoff Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Smuggler Road is used heavily by mountain bikes, runners and hikers. Smuggler Road provides a short (1-1/2 mile) work out with great views of Aspen, which makes it very popular.
Hunter Creek Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Smuggler Road is used heavily by mountain bikes, runners and hikers. Smuggler Road provides a short (1-1/2 mile) work out with great views of Aspen, which makes it very popular.
Hunter Creek Trail Pitkin County Open Space,
Aspen/Snowmass Vicinity
This is a moderate hike with good views of the Elk Mountain Range and the town of Aspen. The first 3 miles of the trail are HEAVILY used by mountain bikers, hikers, joggers and their dogs. These trails provide access for backpacking.
Hunter Creek Trail Network Aspen Trails This is a moderate hike with good views of the Elk Mountain Range and the town of Aspen. The first 3 miles of the trail are HEAVILY used by mountain bikers, hikers, joggers and their dogs. These trails provide access for backpacking.
Hunter Valley Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Summer and winter, Hunter Valley is one of the most popular trips from Aspen because of its beauty, accessibility, and peaceful setting. You can spend anywhere from 2 hours to all day on your tour in Hunter Valley.
Independence Pass Area Independence Pass Area,
Aspen Ranger District
The Independence Pass Area is located east of Aspen and offers a high concentration of attractions in a scenic alpine setting. The pass is closed in winter to vehicular traffic with the exception of snowmobiles.
Kobey Park Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Kobey Park is an old logging area with many spur roads winding through it. This is a fairly well maintained 4 WD road, used by mountain bikes, 4 WD's, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles in the winter.
Lake Ridge Lakes Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail has some great views of Mt. Sopris and surrounding areas.
Lani White Trail Aspen Trails,
Aspen Area
Lani White Trail is a moderately difficult, .2 mile trail that connects to the Hunter Creek Trail. This trail is unpaved.
Lead King Basin Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Lead King Basin four-wheel drive road passes very close to the boundary of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and affords some spectacular views of mountains, meadows, and canyons.
Lenado Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Smuggler Road is used heavily by mountain bikes, runners and hikers. The section of trail through Hunter Creek is not as heavily used, but is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, and cross country skiers in the winter.
Lily Pad Lake Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The views from the trail are great with lots of open meadows. This route also makes a great loop for bicycles.
Lincoln Creek Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
There is access to many activities along the first six miles of the road. The section of road from Grizzly Reservoir to the ghost town of Ruby is much less traveled and suitable only for hiking, mountain biking and 4 WD.
Little Annie Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is fairly well maintained, but used heavily by 4 WD's, especially on weekends. This is a very scenic ride with great views of the Castle Creek Valley.
Lowline Trail Town of Snowmass Village,
Pitkin County Open Space
Lowline Trail is a beginner, dirt single track that is used for mountain biking and hiking. This trail is located in Snowmass, Colorado.
Meadows Trail Aspen Trails,
Aspen Area
Meadows Trail is located in the West End of Aspen. This is a short easy trail that connects to the Rio Grande Trail.
Mid Cunningham Creek Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Sellar and Diemer Lakes Are near the west end of Forest Road #532. There is fishing and some dispersed camping opportunities at both of these lakes.
Mid Thompson Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
You travel through aspens and meadows with some wild flowers. Horses use the area all year long, especially during the fall hunting seasons.
Midnight Mine Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a fairly well maintained dirt road with several steep sections. It is not used by four-wheel drives as much as Little Annie or Summer Roads.
Miller Divide Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail accesses some of the finest deer and elk habitat in the country. It also provides scenic views of the Fryingpan Valley and Rocky Fork Creek.
Montezuma Basin Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
There is often snow on the road well into July. This road is very rugged, and in some sections is located in a stream.
New York Canal Service Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Old Stage Road City of Aspen Parks & Recreation Old Stage Road is a paved trail near downtown Aspen that connects the Burlingame Housing complex to the ABC Trail.
Owl Creek Bike Trail Aspen Trails,
Aspen Area
This paved bike path connects the resorts of Aspen and Snowmass Village through the verdant pastures of Owl Creek. Mt. Daily provides a spectacular backdrop.
Pearl Pass Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Despite the likelihood of snow on the road well into July, the Pearl Pass Road is heavily used especially on weekends. The road is very rocky and steep in sections and often impassable in a vehicle.
Perham Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail follows large stands of PiƱon and juniper with lots of oakbrush. Trail offers a unique view of Mt. Sopris.
Red Table Mountain Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Red Tables Road travels through dense conifer forests and open, high alpine meadows. There are spectacular 360 degree views once you reach the ridge line.
Red Table Mountain Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Taking this route from the top down is an enjoyable down hill cruise with some short uphill sections and some outstanding views of the area. This trail should not be ridden prior to June 21st to avoid disturbing calving elk.
Richmond Hill Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Richmond Hill extends from the top of Aspen Mountain to the south, forming the eastern ridge of the Castle Creek Valley. From this vantage point users have a great view of many of the surrounding mountains in the Aspen area.
Richmond Hill Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Richmond Hill extends from the top of Aspen Mountain to the south, forming the eastern ridge of the Castle Creek Valley. From this vantage point users have a great view of many of the surrounding mountains in the Aspen area.
Rim Trail Snowmass Village Area,
Colorado Community Areas
This trail near Snowmass Village offers a challenging snowshoe in the winter, hiking and biking in the summer, with fine views across Snowmass Village, the ski areas and surrounding mountains.
Rio Grande Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Woody Creek to Basalt section of the Rio Grande Trail is an easy 10.6 miles. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Rio Grande Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Basalt to Carbondale section of the Rio Grande Trail is an easy, 15 mile multi-use trail. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Rio Grande Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Aspen to Woody Creek section of The Rio Grande Trail is an easy, 8.4 mile multi-use trail. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Rio Grande Trail Sopris Ranger District,
Carbondale Area
The Carbondale to Glenwood Springs section of the Rio Grande Trail is an easy 12.2 miles. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Rocky Fork Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is fairly steep for the first half mile, then levels off to a gradual climb until it connects with Road #528.
Schofield Pass Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Schofield was an old mining town and is now a ghost town with a number of old building still standing. The first portion of the road passes through a narrow, steep canyon which contains a number of picturesque water falls.
Shadyside Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Shadyside Trail is a spur off of the popular Sunnyside trail, just northwest of Aspen, Colorado.
Sky Mountain Park Loop Pitkin County Open Space Sky Mountain Park Loop is a single track mountain bike trail located near Aspen, Colorado.
Skyline Ridge Trail Town of Snowmass Village,
Sky Mountain Park
Skyline Ridge Trail is a 2 mile long, intermediate, single track trail located near Aspen, Colorado.
Smuggler Mountain Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Smuggler Road is used heavily by mountain bikes, runners, hikers and their dogs. Smuggler Road provides a short (1-1/2 mile) work out with great views of Aspen, which makes it very popular.
South Thompson Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a popular bike loop route from Carbondale to Redstone. There is very little water along the trail.
Stein Trail Aspen Trails,
Aspen Area
This is a short trail that connect from Aspen Airport Business Center to the Rio Grand Trail. This trail is suited for mountain biking and hiking.
Sunnyside Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail offers a challenging day hike or backpack trip and access into Hunter Creek, Lenado and Van Horn Park. There are beautiful aspen groves and good views of Aspen and the surrounding mountains.
Sunnyside Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail offers a challenging day hike or backpack trip and access into Hunter Creek, Lenado and Van Horn Park. There are beautiful aspen groves and good views of Aspen and the surrounding mountains.
Taylor Pass Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road climbs from the Taylor River Valley, over Taylor Pass, to the Castle Creek Valley, near Ashcroft. This road can be very rough at times, check at District Office before using.
Thompson Creek Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Thompson Creek Road provides access for many hiking and biking trails including the following: South Thompson, Lake Ridge Lakes, Mid Thompson, South Branch of Mid Thompson and Dexter Park. It passes through aspen groves and crosses many small streams.
Valhalla Aspen Trails,
White River National Forest
Valhalla Mountain Bike Trial is an intermediate to advanced trial located on Snowmass Mountain and managed by the Aspen Ski Company.
Van Horn Park Trail Network Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Van Horn Park Trail Network is a multi use trail located near Aspen , Colorado. The difficulty of this trail depends on the route you choose.
Vapor Trail Aspen Trails,
White River National Forest
Vapor Trail is located on Snowmass Mountain and is part of the Snowmass Bike Park. This is a 2.6 mile, intermediate to advanced trail.
Verde Trail Aspen Trails,
White River National Forest
Verde Trail is a 3.5 mile, beginner level mountain bike trail and is part of the Snowmass Bike Park.
Viewline Trial Town of Snowmass Village,
Pitkin County Open Space
Viewline Trail is located near Snowmass Village, Colorado. This single track connects to the Skyline Ridge Trail in the heart of Sky Mountain Park.
Viking Trail Aspen Trails,
White River National Forest
The Viking Trail is a 2.7 mile, intermediate trail located on Snowmass Mountain. This trail is a part of the Snowmass Bike Park.
Warren Lakes Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The portion of the road to Warren Lakes is very steep and not used as heavily. From Smuggler Road you can also access Hunter Creek, Van Horn Park, and Lenado.
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