OLD SNOWMASS

Old Snowmass, a canvas of split rail fences, farmhouses,  equestrian estates tucked amidst trees and the towering Elk Mountain Range. A timeless landscape of hay fields, wide open meadows and protected grazing land. Spectacular hiking & biking through the high flowering meadowlands. Indulge in all year round fly fishing. The Trappist Monks at St. Benedict's Monastery and the Rocky Mountain Institute calls Old Snowmass home. Also native to Old Snowmass is Capitol, one of the fourteeners, all granite precipices and soaring aretes. If you are like most Capitolist you'll hike a 6,5 mile hike to a campsite at 11,600 feet beneath the mighty ramparts of the north face, where the daunting view will have you tossing on your Therm-a-Rest all night long.

The trail head from Aspen, take 82N to the town of Snowmass, Turn right onto Snowmass Creek Rd, 1.8 miles, turn right at T onto Capital Creek Rd. Follow the road 8 miles to the trailhead parking lot. 

Michael Jackson traded Neverland Ranch for a vacation at Meanwhile Ranch, a 56 acre ranch estate in Old Snowmass when he made headlines for wearing a ski mask in a local store and employees thought they were being robbed.

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