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.
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Winter Conditions. Inaccessible during ski season. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:40:00.0
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A loop ride can be made by going up Little Annie and down Midnight Mine Road.