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Richmond Ridge Road

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


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12.3

Miles

19.8

KM

Doubletrack

12,300' 3,749 m

High

11,031' 3,362 m

Low

1,597' 487 m

Up

2,343' 714 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Open to motorized vehicles.

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 mid summer'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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Shared By:

Mike Pritchard

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#4

in Aspen

#1877

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#4

in Aspen

#301

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#1,877

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Above Taylor Pass heading toward Richmond Ridge on EMGT.
Jun 10, 2015 near Aspen, CO
KC rolling into Taylor pass AID#1,16 miles and  5674 ft down, 24 miles and 2500/5000 ft of climbing/descend to go
Aug 31, 2016 near Aspen, CO

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