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Express Creek Road

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 2.5 (2)

Terrific aspen forests and big views on a dirt road connecting Castle Creek to Taylor Pass.


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Doubletrack

11,926' 3,635 m

High

9,400' 2,865 m

Low

2,527' 770 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Use this doubletrack dirt & rocky road to gain elevation above the upper Castle Creek Valley all the way up to Taylor Pass. Passenger cars can park at the informal trailhead parking area (100 yards from Castle Creek Rd.), prior to crossing the wooden bridge across the creek.

You can use this road as part of a long ride to Crested Butte via Taylor Pass Divide Road and Trail 400 (Star Pass), or circle back towards Aspen via Richmond Ridge Road.

Rocky portions of the road may cause you to hike some of the steepest portions on the way up. Expert riders will love blasting down the nearly 5 miles when riding back down to the lowest elevation of the road.

This road is open to motorized vehicles.

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Shared By:

Mike Pritchard

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 2 votes

#59

in Aspen

#27600

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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#59

in Aspen

#2,554

in Colorado

#27,600

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This depicts the singletrack route near Star Pass and Taylor Divide.  It is a part of a RADtrek segment ride from Aspen/Ashcroft to Crested Butte, Colorado.  This shot is a part of a larger cross-state route that combines 1500 miles of singletrack, jeep and ATV trails from Wyoming to New Mexico.
Feb 16, 2016 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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Aug 10, 2016
Geoff Guimond
Jul 29, 2016
David Darling
Then out to Star Pass