Hikers looking for a longer trail to Phelps Lake will enjoy this moderate loop. Leaving from the LSR Preserve, follow the Aspen Ridge Trail. The trail takes hikers through aspen groves and boulder fields before reaching Phelps Lake. Once at the lake, the forest opens up to reveal the lake and views into Death Canyon. Follow the Boulder Ridge Trail to complete the loop back.
5.8 miles RT, 3 hours, 700 ft total climbing
The Aspen Ridge-Boulder Ridge Loop is a 5.8 m/9.3 km roundtrip loop trail.
Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve
Park at the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve for access to the Aspen Ridge-Boulder Ridge Loop Trail. Parking is limited.
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This loop trail travels 5.8 miles roundtrip gaining over 700 feet in elevation. The trail passes through a boulder field that can require boulder hopping and small climbs up and down. A seating bench is located at Phelps Lake.
Last updated: January 21, 2021