Lincoln Creek Road

Aspen, Colorado 81611

Lincoln Creek Road

Lincoln Creek Road Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This road follows beautiful Lincoln Creek and is surrounded by wilderness. Stay on road at all times. This is a popular mountain biking, hiking and fishing area. Road accesses Historic Lincoln Creek Mining District. Camp in one of 22 designated sites along trail or in two F.S. Campgrounds. Swimming in Lincoln Creek is allowed but very dangerous. ATVs are allowed, but it is absolutely critical to stay on main road at all times. The northern portion of this trail is easy. South of Grizzly Reservoir the trail narrows and gets a bit rockier. The last 0.7 miles before Ruby Mine is rocky, narrow and steep. Suitable for any stock 4x4 with high clearance and low-range gearing."

Lincoln Creek Road Trip Reports

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Drove this trail to visit the old mining town of Ruby. First half has lots of potholes because of all the campers using this trail. After you pass the reservoir the trail gets narrow and a little wet. Still easy to drive. We made it all the way to the mine in a stock 2011 Jeep Sport Wrangler. We only had to use low 4WD a few times. Not much left of the old mining town of Ruby the views getting to it are beautiful.

Lincoln Creek Road Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
3 to 4 hours
Spring through fall; when snow free
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; White River National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Aspen, Independence Pass #127
Local Maps

Trail Log