Aspen Mountain, Richmond Hill

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Location Aspen, CO
Rating Moderate,
Length 21.2mi
Time 4hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Road climbs through Aspen Ski Area on way to Taylor Pass.

Climb through the heart of beautiful Aspen Ski Area. At the summit, have lunch with gondola-riding tourists or picnic at tables provided. After lunch, escape the crowds with a back country drive along remote Richmond Ridge. Visit historic Ashcroft Townsite at end of trip. At the time of this writing, unlicensed vehicles were allowed on this trail. Check future MVUMs for possible changes.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Aspen Summer Road and the first part of Richmond Hill Road are easy, but steepness requires 4-wheel drive. The southern end of Richmond Hill Road, as you near Taylor Pass, is rough and steep with possible muddy sections.

Stats

Length

21.2mi

Time

4hrs

High Point

12,300ft

Best Time To Go

June-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 925-3445White River N.F., Aspen R.D.

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Trail Updates

07/18/2018
Submitted by FunTreks
The trail is now closed to unlicensed vehicles. Signs are posted at Taylor Pass and at the gondola entrance.

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