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Ride to Aspen Ridge
October 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Time: 10am – 12pm
Recommended equipment: 4-wheel drive vehicle, no drive experience necessary.
Staging area: Avery Parsons Elementary School on Main Street. Staging at 9:45am, leaving at 10:00am.
Limit: 15 Vehicles
Aspen Ridge features open ranges, dense forests, and wide views. As the name implies, the 10,000ft elevation ridge is covered in Aspen trees. The Forest Service Road is generally a graded dirt road that travels in a north-south track. The road crosses broad meadows providing expansive views of the Collegiate Peaks. Despite rougher conditions at elevation, the entire road is easily navigable by a stock 4WD vehicle. Aspen Ridge is popular among ATV and motorcycle riders, mountain bikers, and equestrians who enjoy the wide open spaces. There’s dispersed camping available along all segments of the road, and nearby towns of Nathrop, Johnson Village, Buena Vista, and Salida offer commercial campgrounds, motel lodging, and outdoor supplies.