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Unforgettable ride up this road!

So glad we decided to bike up this road while the aspens were peaking. I can't wait to go back and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gorgeous Drive

Although we missed the full fall colors by a couple weeks, this was a gorgeous drive. Highly... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Len V
Dunedin, Florida
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This mountain road offers a smooth mountain bike ride to Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we decided to bike up this road while the aspens were peaking. I can't wait to go back and see this again in the Fall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank schenckdmm
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Although we missed the full fall colors by a couple weeks, this was a gorgeous drive. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Len V
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We came west from the east to see prime fall foliage ... our RECOMMENDATION would be the last week in September ... We drove the road the first week in October and it was definitely great but near the end of peak ... unfortunately, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Lovely road to take in the views of the Aspen’s and homes outside of Aspen. We have taken many photos off of this road.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 74carolynh
Reviewed 23 September 2018

My husband rented a road bike and I followed him up this road to Ashcroft and the wonderful Pine Creek Cookhouse. Each mile was more spectacular than the last. I stopped several times to take photos. The Aspen trees are gold and red this time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We took this drive the day after visiting Maroon Bells and the color was even more incredible. Beautiful easy drive to the end of the paved road, pullouts all along both sides and the Ashcroft ghost town site, well worth a stop in itself. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Q3345DZmarys
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a great bike ride from Aspen up Castle Creek road to Pine Creek Coock house where you have lunch over looking the beautiful lake and surrounded by mountains

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roberttO761OL
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Be sure to drive this road all the way to the end. And make sure you plan for a meal at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, which is nearly at the end of the road. The views are incredible, with plenty of pull-off areas to gaze...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WriterLynTampa
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The changing colors and flowing creek are beautiful along this meandering drive. Hiking trails are tucked into the sides of the road.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 23 April 2018

worth the ride! can be lots of cars, and it's harder than it looks, so go early and bring water! it's worth the ride!

Date of experience: August 2017
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6 October 2017|
Response from CTStach | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you go. There may be some color left in pockets here and there, but as of yesterday, the aspens around the town of Aspen were just past peak.
23 September 2016|
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Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
The road is definitely for cars, although there a lot of cyclists. You can drive way up into the beautiful bowl at the end. Most people don't go past Pine Creek Cookhouse. In the winter, the road is only plowed up to the... More
6 September 2016|
Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
At the roundabout just outside Aspen, there are four exits: one sends you to Aspen, another to Aspen Highlands, another goes down valley, and the fourth option is Castle Creek Road. It is very easy to get there