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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.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,834 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

ohv / off road driving

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Helluva drive! Good camping.

hiking
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
27 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
11 months ago

off road driving
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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