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Quick Facts

Aspen Mtn/Summer Road

Average Time: 3 - 4 Hours one way
Beginning Elevation: 9.000 Feet (2.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Length, One-way: 4.5 Miles (7.2 Kilometers)
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

This is a fairly well maintained dirt road, which gets heavy 4WD use, especially on weekends. A loop ride can be made by going up Little Annie and down Midnight Mine Road. This is very scenic with great views of the Castle Creek Valley. The paved road quickly becomes a steep, unpaved 4WD road. Stay on the main road. The road switchbacks across the front of Aspen Mountain and reaches Ruthie’s Restaurant at approximately 2 miles. The steep switchbacks continue, passing under and to the right of the gondola. The road reaches the Sundeck Restaurant at the top of Aspen Mountain. There are spectacular views in all directions. From the top, you can access Richmond Hill Road (it follows the ridge behind Aspen Mountain) or Little Annie and Midnight Mine Roads.

Directions from Aspen: From Main Street in Aspen, turn onto Aspen Street heading towards Aspen Mountain. The road ends at Lift 1A. You can pick up Summer Road from here.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Winter Conditions. Inaccessible during ski season. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:40:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Summer Road
ICON Horseback Riding Summer Road
ICON Mountain Biking A loop ride can be made by going up Little Annie and down Midnight Mine Road.
ICON Motorcycle Riding Summer Road

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445


Local Lodging

Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel
Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel

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