This road is fairly well maintained. It is used heavily by 4 WD's, especially on weekends. A loop ride can be made by going up Little Annie Road and down Midnight Mine Road, or a longer trip down Summer Road. This is a very scenic ride with great views of the Castle Creek Valley.
The road climbs gradually, with several private drives along the first few miles, please stay on the main road. The road becomes steeper and climbs to the intersection with Midnight Mine Road in a little over 3 miles. Stay straight to continue to the top of Aspen Mountain. The last section climbs to the top of Aspen Mountain and the Sundeck Restaurant. There are spectacular views in all directions. From the top you can access Richmond Hill Road (which follows the ridge behind Aspen Mountain), or Summer Road (which goes down the front of Aspen Mountain).
Directions from Aspen: Travel west from Aspen 1/2 mile on Highway 82. At the roundabout, turn onto Castle Creek Road. Travel 7 miles to Little Annie Road on the left. There is a small parking area on the right.
Normal Summer Season:
June through September
(NOTE: The road may be obstructed by snow in the Spring, Fall, and Winter months.)