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Castle Creek Road

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Address: Aspen, CO
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This mountain road offers a smooth mountain bike ride to Aspen, Colorado.

This mountain road offers a smooth mountain bike ride to Aspen, Colorado.

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Lovely... can't get better

Winding road, stunning scenery and light traffic... loved the drive.... one of the best memories I have...truly spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Gaurav_Khattar
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Campton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Winding road, stunning scenery and light traffic... loved the drive.... one of the best memories I have...truly spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely mountain drive, can be amazing in the fall. Aschroft ski touring and the Pine Creek Cookhouse are up this way. Access to great mountain biking, hiking, skiing (XC and backcountry). Some areas have serious avalanche danger.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Castle Creek Road begins at the Roundabout and travels about 12 miles until the paved road end at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. Some of the best wild scenery can be found along this road on the way to the ghost town of Ashcroft. For cyclists, this road is not as steep as the neighboring Maroon Creek Road. Vehicular traffic is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Missed the peak of fall colors. But still a pretty drive. Somewhat windy road. Leads up to Ashcroft.

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aptos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really Pretty in Fall - Good Aspen Viewing... Ashcroft is an interesting historic town in a meadow. Castle Creek is right there. American Basin Trailhead is there... so is Cathedral Lake Trailhead...

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nice 11 mile drive right out of Aspen. It has a small information/gift store with an intern in it who was very informative and nice. Short walk to see the old cabins, historical society has done a great job preserving them. When we were there, a local third grade was having a field trip and I could tell they were... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Cannot add much to the positive reviews for this drive. Absolutely stunning scenery and fall color. I would like to add a comment about Little Annie Road which is an off shoot from Castle Creek Road. The drive up Little Annie Road was recommended to us by family who drove it in August up to Sundeck Restaurant. Would not recommend... More 

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Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a must if in Aspen. The road is a short 13 mile drive with tons of pull outs to stop for fabulous photos. We were there during the Aspen fall colors which provided spectacular scenery. The river runs along the road so we pulled over several times and I've gotten some postcard and framing worthy photos. Along the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went up the Castle Creek Road twice,simply because it was so beautiful the first time up. Mountains, a clear fast flowing creek lined with red rocks and aspens everywhere the eye can see.

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