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Aspen Alley Trail #342A

Intermediate
 4.1 (14)

Singletrack surrounded by Aspens with a section of rollers, jumps, and berms - the best new trail in Boulder County!


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

8,774' 2,674 m

High

8,641' 2,634 m

Low

124' 38 m

Up

134' 41 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This once sandy, cupped out trail has been rerouted to form a much more progressive trail and a much finer singletrack version of its former self. From the Peak to Peak highway, it heads west all the way to Haul Road where you can connect with Lookout Trail #926. The trail now features alternate lines, as well as a section with big rollers, jumps, and berms. Connect it with other recently reworked trails in the area, like Lookout Trail #926, Re-Root #927, and Sugar Magnolia #926 to form a short loop near Nederland that contains about everything a mountain biker could ask for. Or connect it with Hobbit or even School Bus #929 to form a longer ride that goes further afield.

This once straight-as-an-arrow shot through the aspens was demolished during logging operations when it was used as a skid road to remove felled trees. The 2017 rerouting conducted by the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance and Contour Logic fixed this mess and added a whole lot of fun to boot. This new trail represents just part of phase 1 of the Magnolia Non-motorized Trails Project that will see a lot of new trails, rerouting of old broken down trails, and reclamation of some trails as determined by the USFS Boulder Ranger District, so expect to see more good things happening in the area.

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Shared By:

Wendy Sweet with improvements by Content Team

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

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  4.1 from 14 votes
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Photos

Can't help but stop for this view. If only the phone did it justice.
May 30, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Looking west on Haul Rd, part of the winter grooming pilot program.
Nov 28, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Sugar Mag is sandier towards the top, but still enjoyable.
Jun 24, 2013 near Nederland, CO
A bit of forest less affected by the tree removal.
Jun 24, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Aspen Alley is still kind of cool, even though it's not the skinny alley it used to be.
Jun 22, 2013 near Nederland, CO
The climb up the first part of Aspen Alley - wide open views!
Jun 24, 2013 near Nederland, CO

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Sep 29, 2019
Rex Dickson
Sep 22, 2019
Austin Adams
Nice flowy trail lots of hikers so don't go too fast — 0h 07m
Jun 28, 2018
Patrick Burns
Pretty crazy for BoCo. A little bit tight, but silly fun none the less.
May 30, 2018
Brian Podobnik