Richmond Ridge Road

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12.3 Miles 19.7 Kilometers


Doubletrack

1,525' 465 m

Ascent

-2,263' -690 m

Descent

12,296' 3,748 m

High

11,041' 3,365 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

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A classic alpine forested ridge road with stunning views of the Elk Mountains.

Tom Robson

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Open to motorized vehicles.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This doubletrack road offers an epic traverse from the top Aspen Mt. Summer Road, at the Sundeck restaurant, all the way to Taylor Pass at the southern end. Bring plenty of food, water, and warm clothes when venturing up here, even on a midsummer's day.

Attain the Richmond Ridge from the north either by Aspen Mt. Summer Road, Midnight Mine Road, or Little Annie Road. Get to the southern end, Taylor Pass, either from Express Creek Road, Taylor Pass Divide Road / Trail 400 (Star Pass), or Taylor Pass Road.

This road can be used as part of an epic day connecting Crested Butte to Aspen. Many segments, especially the southern above tree-line portion, are very rocky.

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