Conundrum Creek - Gothic Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Aspen, probably the best known town in the Colorado Rockies, is famous largely because of its location on the northern edge of the spectacular Elk Mountains. Six of the state’s fabled 14,000-foot peaks are located in this range, including the Maroon Bells, the most recognizable of all of Colorado’s fourteeners. The area has long been noted for its scenic beauty, and in 1964 Congress established the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area south of Aspen.
This was one of Colorado’s five original wilderness areas, and today it receives more visitors each year than any other Forest Service managed land in the state. The crest of the Elk Mountains runs roughly in a northwest-southeast direction some 14 miles south of Aspen, and hikers often backpack across the mountains to the town of Crested Butte on the other side of the ridge. People interested in doing this trip generally have three trails to choose from."