Ashcroft/Express Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,9498 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Star Peak, Richmond Ridge
USGS MAP: Hayden Peak
Travel Highway 82 upvalley from Glenwood Springs or downvalley from Aspen to a large roundabout approximately 1 mile outside of Aspen. Follow the obvious signs for Castle Creek Road and Ashcroft. Follow Castle Creek Road approximately 11 miles to the dead end winter closure at Ashcroft. You will see signs for Express Creek road on your left just before the public parking area but proceed past these to the public parking area. The ski touring center will be on your right and the public parking area is on your left. To access Express Creek you need to cross the meadow immediately east of the parking area to a bridge just northeast of the parking area and the obvious sign for Express Creek Road.