Aspen to Crested Butte

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Connects: Maroon Creek Road (CR 13), Maroon Creek Trail, Maroon Lake (9,585 ft), Maroon Bells Scenic Trail, Four Pass Loop, Crater Lake Trail, Crater Lake (10,076 ft), West Maroon Trail, West Maroon Pass (12,465 ft), East Maroon Trail, East Maroon Pass (11,820 ft), Castle Creek Road (CR 15), Conundrum Creek Trail, Silver Dollar Pond (10,245 ft), Conundrum Hot Springs (11,230 ft), Triangle Pass Trail, Triangle Pass (12,900 ft), Copper Creek Trail, Judd Falls Overlook, Judd Falls Trail, Schofield Pass Road (FSR #317), Gothic Road (FSR #317), Gothic (9,475 ft)

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Aspen to Crested Butte

View toward Crested Butte from West Maroon Pass

Aspen, CO – Hard – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Rocky/Dirt

There are multiple routes and trails used to connect Aspen to Crested Butte. Three routes and trails cross through the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness each over a different pass – West Maroon Pass (12,465 ft), East Maroon Pass (11,820 ft), or Triangle Pass (12,900 ft). Dogs are not allowed past a section through the Conundrum Creek Valley used to go over Triangle Pass. Mountain biking to Crested Butte follows two routes, one over Pearl Pass (12,705 ft) and one route over Taylor Pass (11,930 ft) and Star Pass (12,330 ft).

Distances:
West Maroon Trail over West Maroon Pass (12,465 ft) to Schofield Park – 11 Miles
East Maroon Trail over East Maroon Pass (11,820 ft) to Judd Falls Overlook – 15 Miles
Conundrum Creek Trail over Triangle Pass (12,900 ft) to Judd Falls Overlook – 18 Miles *Not a dog friendly route

News about traveling from Aspen to Crested Butte can be found at:
The Aspen Times (August 12, 2016) – Talk a walk from Aspen to Crested Butte
The Aspen Times (August 5, 2016) – Honoring the day the klunkers from Crested Butte invaded Aspen
Bikepacker (October 15, 2015) – A Modern Day Pearl Pass Klunker Tour

More information about traveling from Aspen to Crested Butte can be found at:
White River National Forest – Aspen to Crested Butte
White River National Forest – Aspen to Crested Butte via West Maroon Trail #1970
White River National Forest – Aspen to Crested Butte via East Maroon Trail #1983
Crested Butte Klunker Collection – www.cbklunkers.com

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Ian

This is a truly amazing trip! We just hiked the trail and found it to be somewhat difficult to find good information on the logistics or parking, getting into town, etc. You can check out a good guide here: https://www.tmbtent.com/guide-hiking-aspen-crested-butte/

Hope this is helpful!

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