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Date Saturday  6/12/2021
End Date
Group Roaring Fork
Event Title Aspen Traverse
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Tom Kurt
Co-Leader Carol Kurt
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Classification Easy A
Trail Mileage 4.0
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance


For more info Contact

Tom Kurt
(970) 925-6648


This historical tour of the city of Aspen begins at Aspen Grove Cemetery, a 22 acre preserve in east Aspen. We'll pass by the graves of the Browns, Cowenhovens and Paepckes, and enjoy a stunning view of Aspen from the walk-on water tower. We'll then cross Hwy 82 to the East of Aspen Trail, following the trail to the Ute Cemetery to see the Civil War veterans’ graves. We'll then proceed down Ute Avenue past the start of the Ute Trail to Ralph Jackson’s memorial; then we'll reverse one block to enter the base of Nell Traverse on Ajax with views of Aspen; then we'll cross over to come out on the trail going down into the Koch Lumber Co. Park. We’ll lunch there and discuss other options, depending on weather, such as crossing Castle Creek on the bike bridge. Route and starting point will depend on available parking. Leaders will contact participants with instructions on where to park/meet. Leaders encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Register with leader. For members from the Front Range, please note this trip is on the Western Slope with a 3-4 hour drive time from the Denver area to the meeting spot.