Aspen Mountain, Richmond Hill

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

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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.


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.






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

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Trail Updates

Submitted by Chris
Richmond Hill trail was closed approximately 2 miles from the end connecting to Ashcroft (we had started in Aspen). Appears to be from avalanche damage. It seemed sketchy earlier, but then we came upon a total collapse of the trail from trees; the road was completely covered in trees and seemed like what you could see of the road underneath it had been severely damaged.

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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