The bumpy, bouncy, muddy, messy glory of Lincoln Creek Road
September 14, 2014
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Aspen official report: Way up above Aspen on Independence Pass is a veritable high country paradise. Lincoln Creek Road is six miles of bumpy, muddy, bouncy, messy glory to those adventurists who enjoy a good backcountry dirt road. Careening up the Lincoln Creek drainage back towards Grizzly Reservoir and on back to the ghost town of Ruby, “The Linc” is just rocky enough to separate the trucks from the sedans.
It’s just rough enough and far enough into the backcountry that one can get into trouble if they aren’t prepared for the vicious weather swings that can occur, even in the dead of summer, so if you go be sure to bring ample equipment to survive a long walk in a blizzard in case of an unexpected axle nuking.
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Aspen Times “dirt road correspondent” Corby Anderson and his segment producer, Hondo, explore the length of Lincoln Creek Road by way of their trusty land cruiser on a recent summer afternoon.
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