Montezuma Basin

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Location Aspen, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 5.1mi
Time 2hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Old mining road climbs high to base of two 14,000-ft. peaks.

Follow old mining road to flat parking area above 12,700 feet. Austere and beautiful route is mostly above timberline. Provides hiking access to two 14,000-ft. mountain peaks. Camping on lower portion of trail must be done in designated camping spots. Seasonal wildflowers.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Rating based on one rocky spot at the bottom and one stretch of narrow shelf road near the top. Most of the road is fairly wide and moderate. Stock vehicles should have high clearance, low-range gearing and skid plates. Novice drivers may find the last half mile intimidating.

Stats

Length

5.1mi

Time

2hrs

High Point

12,700ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

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

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Trail Updates

7/8/2019
Submitted by Ginny
This trail is only open to highway legal vehicles.
Authors note: The updated 4th edition shows this and the change to Pearl Pass, Lincoln Creek Road and Aspen Mountain as well.

 

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