Ashcroft Cross-Country Skiing

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Summary

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.

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Leah Fielding

Distance

22.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

11.0 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 days

Give yourself the day.

Seasonality

Spring and Winter

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

Ashcroft cross-country ski area is a classic Nordic destination. Located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road from downtown Aspen, Ashcroft features 35 kilometers (almost 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.

What Makes It Great

Ashcroft offers cross-country skiers much more than gorgeous Rocky Mountain views and 35 kilometers of excellent groomed trails. Skiers and snowshoers can explore the historic Ashcroft Ghost Town and enjoy an unforgettable backcountry dinner at Pine Creek Cookhouse

Many visitors like to round-out the experience by having dinner at famed Pine Creek Cookhouse, which is accessed on ski, snowshoe, horse-drawn sleigh or foot. Advance reservations are recommended. Cookhouse guests park their cars at the historic Ashcroft Ghost down and then set off on their adventure of choice to a dinner experience they won’t soon forget.

Ashcroft Nordic Center provides grooming services, lighted trails, guided cross-country ski tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides, Nordic rentals, snowshoe rentals, sled rentals, a changing room and a wax room. 

Who is Going to Love It

Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82 to the Roundabout. Go around the Roundabout and turn right on Castle Creek Road. Drive 11 miles to the Ashcroft Ski Area winter gate.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Location

Ashcroft Cross-Country Skiing

Aspen, CO,
39.055873, -106.79958

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