Conundrum Creek Trailhead


Range: Elk Mountains
Coordinates: 39.119313, -106.856024
14ers: Castle Peak, Conundrum Peak
Elevation: 8,800'

Road Difficulty

2WD, easy dirt road 1   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)

Driving Directions

Take Castle Creek from the roundabout just west of the center of Aspen. Drive nearly 5 miles up Castle Creek and turn right onto Conundrum Road. Continue just over 1 mile to the trailhead. There's room for 25-30 cars.

Winter Access


More Info

Fees? No
Trailhead added by BillMiddlebrook
Status Updates 
Posted By: addrock528
Info: Just posting b/c nothing has been since 2008... The road becomes dirt at the turn off Castle Creek Rd. It is in excellent condition. Any passenger vehicle can make it.
Posted By: SarahT
Info: Conundrum Creek is raging and has swept away ALL of the bridges at the MANY creek crossings. The water level varies grealy throughout the day and from day to day. Be ready to turn around, wade in water up to your hips, and camp an extra night if the creek swells to much while you‘re up there. Crossings were anything from wading with a hand line to balancing across sketchy logs, to finding snow bridges. Be prepared to get wet!
Posted By: kanert
Info: Totally clear as of yesterday
© 2022®, 14ers Inc.