Cross Country Skiing in Aspen, CO

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  1. In the winter months sections of the trail from Aspen to Basalt are groomed for cross-country skiing. Dogs are allowed on the 7.3-mile stretch of trail from Aspen to Woody Creek, and it’s possible to ski all the way to Emma in Basalt, which is a little more than 12 miles from the Aspen trailhead.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.5 miles
    Duration
    Depends on how long you want to be out there.
  2. Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides Nordic skiers and snowshoers with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snow peaks that bookend the Roaring Fork Valley.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.3 miles
    Duration
    3-5 hours
  3. Maroon Creek Road is a great venue for the intermediate to advanced cross-country skier looking for a long excursion and some of North America’s best views. Skiing the full six miles from T-Lazy 7 Ranch yields epic winter scenery of the Maroon Bells, one of the most photographed mountains in the country. Many skiers will even pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the Bells.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.0 miles
    Duration
    5-7 hours
  4. Winding among 175 acres of preserved Roaring Fork River wetlands, the North Star Nature Preserve cross-country trail offers an unforgettable Nordic experience.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.5 miles
    Duration
    30-45 minutes per loop
  5. Located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road from downtown Aspen, Ashcroft features 35 kilometers (22 miles) of world-class groomed trails for Nordic skiers, snowshoers and winter hikers to explore. There is also two kilometers of dog trails for furry friends.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.0 miles
    Duration
    Give yourself the day.
  6. This 30-minute, three-mile (5 km) loop is a popular section of the Aspen Nordic Center’s free 60 miles of cross-country trails that run through Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt. Located around the Aspen High School and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, this challenging black-diamond rated trail offer both classic cross-country (XC) and skate.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.1 miles
    Duration
    1 loop takes 30 minutes
  7. This challenging, groomed Nordic trail, which runs from Aspen to Snowmass along the south side of the Owl Creek and Roaring Fork valleys, provides a great workout and incredible views of Independence Pass and Snowmass.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.3 miles
    Duration
    2-3 hours.
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