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Castle Creek Rd to Ashcroft

A beautiful ride through the Castle Creek valley up into the Elk Mountains and the ghost town of Ashcroft

12.58 Miles
1,876' Ascent
101' Descent
9,760' High
7,986' Low
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About Castle Creek Rd to Ashcroft

This steady uphill ride begins at the start of Castle Creek Road, a branch of the Aspen roundabout. This road meanders uphill through the beautiful Castle Creek valley, along it’s namesake creek. Approximately 11 miles up the road, you’ll pass the ghost town of Ashcroft where you can still see some of the historic mining cabins. Continue past Ashcroft for a couple of miles until the pavement meets the gravel at the start of the ascent to Taylor Pass. This is a great spot to soak in the mountain scenery before turning around. This is a very scenic ride, especially during peak fall foliage.

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Rentals & Service

Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for cycling. Local shops offer the latest in bike rentals and gear.

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Bike Clinics

Riders of all abilities can take advantage of mountain biking clinics to work on everything from feeling comfortable on two-wheels to fine-tuning downhill freeriding techniques.

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Events & Races

Snowmass Village is a cycling community at the core. Weekly races offer a fantastic way to meet and mingle with local cyclists while giving you the opportunity to challenge yourself to a personal best.

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Travel & Parking

Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and on to your ride.

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