The Rio Grande Trail has recently been extended and paved from the Woody Creek area to Old Snowmass. It then links to a paved path which leads from Old Snowmass, beyond Basalt to Emma.
Directions: From Aspen, The trail can be accessed from multiple points. In Aspen is is normally access from the Mill Street bridge over the Roaring Fork River or from the Cemetery Lane/Slaughterhouse Bridge. To access the trail from Mill Street, go north from the corner of Mill and Main about 2 blocks to the Roaring Fork River. To access the trail from Cemetery Lane, travel west from Aspen 1/4 mile on Highway 82. Just west of the Castle Creek Bridge, turn right at the Cemetery Lane stoplight. Follow Cemetery Lane1 mile to Slaughterhouse Bridge. There is a parking area on the left. Both the paved and unpaved trails can be accessed from this point.
Elevation: 7,900 feet
Ending Elevation: 7,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Distance: 20 miles
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