Montezuma Basin is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking 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.

8.8 miles
2,834 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


off road driving


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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Helluva drive! Good camping.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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.

off road driving
20 days ago

off road driving
Sunday, July 16, 2017