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Hannon Creek

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 3.8 (12)

A spectacular backcountry descent through aspen and evergreen for over 3,000'!


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Singletrack

10,959' 3,340 m

High

7,952' 2,424 m

Low

453' 138 m

Up

3,370' 1,027 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

48%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This is an epic descent from near the top of Larkspur mountain down to Woody Creek. It is currently a bit overgrown, and requires some route-finding. Best accessed by doing a shuttle from the Lenado Road (just uphill from mile marker 5) or by riding up the dirt road, through the town of Lenado and toward the start of the Arbaney Kittle trail.

Hannon Creek trail starts behind a campsite at the top of the Lendo Road. The trail has a short doubletrack climb, then drops steeply off to the left. If you can pry your eyes off the trail, there are spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the area's four ski areas to your left. This section of the trail has a steep descent along the ridge before the it makes a right turn and contours the hill through aspen groves with some of the largest aspen trees in the Roaring Fork Valley.

After several stream crossings, the trail enters the Hannon Creek drainage and plunges steeply down to the Lenado road.

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Christy Garfield

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  3.8 from 12 votes

#15

in Aspen

#7939

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#15

in Aspen

#772

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#7,939

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Nearby view from the road.
Apr 20, 2017 near Aspen, CO
Aspen grove and larkspur
Jul 27, 2013 near Aspen, CO
View of the Elk Mountains and the Continental Divide from the Hannon Creek Trail
Jul 27, 2013 near Aspen, CO
One of the many great spots for views, and one of the few good spots of trail.
Sep 25, 2015 near Aspen, CO

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Aug 5, 2020
Pierce Fussell
Trail clear of most debris. Fantastic Dirt. Was quite awesome. 16mi
Sep 29, 2017
Angela Harris
Sep 15, 2013
Dave Munroe
Trail is extremely overgrown and disappears at many points. A few fun spots but not worth the looong road climb, was constantly on the brakes.
Jul 27, 2013
Nathan Garfield
Requires some route finding. Awesome backcountry descent. Should not become part of Sloane Peak Wilderness