Little Annie and Richmond Hill Road Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Little Annie and Richmond Hill Road Loop is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aspen, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
20 days ago

So today we hiked out Richmond Ridge again. This long hike connected the Richmond Hill trail off the top of Aspen Mountain to Express Creek, off of Castle Creek Road in the Castle Creek Valley near Ashcroft. If All Trails let me search trails to select, I'd tag it to Express Creek. This 15.5 mile hike involves a car shuttle (don't forget your keys like we did) and should be done while the Aspen Mountain gondola is running unless you want to add on the 3+ mile hike up Ajax. Richmond Ridge or Richmond Hill Road involves a fair amount of up and down and is mostly in pine forest for the first third of the hike. But when you get to the views, oh the views! There is some serious climbing as you pass the Barnard and Goodwin Greene huts but it's so spectacular you almost don't mind. Then the descent down Express Creek. Be sure to turn off the main road and follow the old road down which is now closed to all but hikers and horses to skip another epic climb. Two drawbacks of the hike are having to share a lot of the hike with ATV vehicles, dirt bikes and jeeps and the fact that after so many miles, the hike down to the Express Creek trailhead feels like it's never going to end. But the views make the distance worth it.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice 8.9 mile out and back on Richmond Ridge from the Sundeck. Since we got a late start and we wanted to catch the last gondola down, we went as far as we had time for. Lots of meandering up and down mostly in forest but with views here and there. The trail is a road so you'll be sharing it with dirt bikers, four wheelers, and mountain bikers. (If only All Trails didn't make it too easy to accidentally delete a recording.)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 15, 2013

hiking
Sunday, August 04, 2013