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Montezuma Basin is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and off road driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 2,834 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Camping

Hiking

Ohv / off road driving

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

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Getting There

From Aspen take the Castle Creek Rd., past Ashcroft to where you start up Pearl Pass. Montazuma Basin is up a road to the right that is in better condition than the Pearl Pass road.

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Karina D.
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Hiking

Great views! Was worried when I saw 8ish cars in the parking lot but saw next to no one the entire hike, aside from passing two couples. Should have stopped at the second place I paused the recording. Dumb to go up with out poles/snow chains

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Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Would highly suggest doing Castle and Conundrum!

Margie Cohen
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Hiking

You can easily drive the first 1/2 to a mile no problem. BEAUTIFUL hike! stunning views the entire hike. Some avalanche walk arounds, but very doable. Advise wearing good hiking boots as there are numerous places where you are walking on rocks.

Aaron Honzik
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Helluva drive! Good camping.

Maya Bunik
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Hiking
First to Review

Beautiful long hike. Full Creek and waterfalls. Dog enjoyed off leash. Would wear good hiking boots and take walking poles. Lots of snow through much of the hike. Even an area with felled trees from an avalanche.

Nicholas Zaratsian
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Hiking
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Todd Hodges
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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AllTrails User
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Andrew Rose
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Andrew Rose
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Shawn Knox
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Hayden Gioielli
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Gabe Montano
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Maria Thompson
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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