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nice drive without the Marron Belles traffic problems

only problem is getting there......1 hour to get into aspen for early morning photography....Rush... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Denver, Colorado
Wonderful setting and a beautiful building

Our lunch was very good. The setting is amazing and the service was unsurpassed. Menu was very good... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Tyler, Texas
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This mountain road offers a smooth mountain bike ride to Aspen, Colorado.
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

only problem is getting there......1 hour to get into aspen for early morning photography....Rush hour traffic is bad. decent photographic vistas.

Thank visit-often-to-NM
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our lunch was very good. The setting is amazing and the service was unsurpassed. Menu was very good and offered a great variety.

Thank jyandell76
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great drive with good hiking. An easy hike along the river starts at the ghost town… and then there’s American Lake…. Be prepared for this one.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Hit this road at peak foliage season. What a treat. And it was also a treat to find Ashcroft Ghost Town. Hiked a beautiful trail, took lots of photos.

Thank CTStach
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Drove out from Aspen to Ashcroft along the Castle Creek Road during the last weekend of September. The section of the road beyond Cathedral Lake Road (past Ashcroft) was closed at the time, but it was a nice view of the snow capped peaks at...More

Thank Jiahui X
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Drive to the Ashcroft Ghost Town on the Castle Creek Rd. just out of Aspen, and on up the dirt road which becomes rougher as you go, but you can go for quiet a ways, to see amazing, beautiful scenery, mountains, fall colors, and a...More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a beautiful ride out that way, as always there are so many beautiful places to go but this is truly one of our very favs

Thank Billie P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We drove out to the ghost town Ashcroft and getting there was anticlimactic with little to see but the trip along this drive is worth the half hour each way. The scenery is spectacular in the pure Colorado way with vistas that mesmerize you with...More

1  Thank davidwP491JJ
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The view from the beginning to the end of the road will leave your jaw on the floor. Incredible views out every window but wait until you dead end at montezuma rd. The view of the mountains this high up is incredible!

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Took this road traveling to Ashcroft Ghost Town. As I was traveling in September, the foliage was spectacular and it has breathtaking views. Beware of the cyclists.

Thank ChristineNH
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5 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.
Chandra H
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