Government Trail is closed for elk calving from May 15 - June 20. It's an enjoyable day hike or mountain bike ride through aspen groves. This is a hike where a car shuttle is handy. It is also known as Brush Creek Trail and is a popular cross country ski trail in the winter. From Aspen: The trail descends to Maroon Creek, crosses via a wooden bridge, turns left onto a jeep road for 30 yards, then leaves the road and begins a steep ascend with switchbacks until reaching Buttermilk Ski area. The trail alternates between aspen groves and ski runs (signs are present to guide across the runs). Beyond the ski area, the trail slowly ascends through rolling terrain, passing through aspen, lodgepole pine, and flowered meadows where wildlife can often be seen. The trail ends at the Snowmass Ski area. The trail is not a loop so a car shuttle is recommended.
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Winter Conditions. Beware of avalanche danger and hypothermia. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:36:00.0
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Brush Creek Road - Brush Creek Road leads travelers from Highway 82, west of Aspen, to Snowmass Ski Area. Its a good starting point for many recreation opportunities.
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