Connects: Snowmass Creek Road (CR 11), East Sopris Creek Road (CR 7), Monastery Road (CR 9B), St. Benedict’s Monastery, Nickelson Creek Road (CR 9D), Hay Park Trail, Capitol Creek Trail, Upper Capitol Creek Trail, Hell Roaring Trail
Old Snowmass, CO – Medium – 8 Miles – Run, Road Bike, Mountain Bike – Paved/Dirt
Capitol Creek Road (CR 9/FSR #316) is an intermediate/moderate road you can run, road bike and mountain bike. The first 5 miles past the 3 way intersection with Snowmass Creek Road are paved. The next 3 miles to Capitol Creek Trail are dirt and a fairly steep and steady uphill climb.
T Intersection with Snowmass Creek Road to End of Pavement – 5 Miles
T Intersection with Snowmass Creek Road to Nickelson Creek Road (CR 9D) – 4.5 Miles
End of Pavement to Hay Park Trail (Horse Trailer Parking Area) – 1.2 Miles
Hay Park Trail (Horse Trailer Parking Area) to Capitol Creek Trail – 1.8 Miles
Capitol Creek Trail to Upper Capitol Creek Trail – 100 yards
Capitol Creek Trail to Hell Roaring Trail – 1.2 Miles
Old Snowmass, CO – Hard – Snowshoe, Classic XC Ski, Fat Bike, Dog Friendly – Snow
Capitol Creek Road (CR 9/FSR #316) is an intermediate/moderate road you can snowshoe, classic cross-country ski, and fat bike that is dog friendly. The first 5 miles of road from the 3 way intersection with Snowmass Creek Road are paved and plowed. From Hay Park Trail parking area the road is 1.8 miles to the Capitol Creek Trail. Past the cattle guard the road is unmaintained (0.75 miles to the Capitol Creek Trailhead). This is not a groomed nordic trail.