Aspen Asphyxiation

At 7:00am on Saturday, May 25, 2019

Start/End at Fort Tuthill, big lot next to FUTS, pump track, and Flag Extreme course.  Exit I-17 at Exit 337, go straight west through 2 traffic circles, follow road slightly north, then west to HUGE paved lot.

Given the closures on Mt. Elden, we’ve altered the route.  Still plenty of fun and plenty of climbing to be had.  We’ll go CW on the Loop trail, do AZT, Rocky Moto (yeah!), twisted sister, Weatherford, and then use the Transwestern Pipeline to Deer trail to then connect to the AZT Eq bypass.   There are gas stations for those needing wate (Conoco station right after the tunnel under highway 89…look right), mile 32 off route to the south about a quarter mile.  Then do all the great AZT along Walnut Canyon, drop to Fisher point, and climb out Skunk Canyon to meet back up with the Flag loop trail and back to Tuthill.

If you are unable to navigate to a gpx file, you may very well want to stay home.  There are several social trails and a few faint scratches in the dirt used for this route.  Yes, you may want to wear some HAB friendly shoes for this.

GPX file:




15 responses to “Aspen Asphyxiation

  1. Hello, I was wondering if you all had decided on a route for this year given the mount elden/Water shed protection closures? Thank you!

  2. Registration for 2019 is open.

  3. Raymond Hemmele

    All, I have changed the route to work with the current closures on Elden. Final route should be posted in a week or so.

  4. Raymond Hemmele

    Kirsten, I was able to import the gpx file into Ride w GPS…see if you can access it here:

  5. I am in for this year. Yeah.

  6. It looks like it snowing and rain until Wednesday in Flagstaff. Any idea how will that affect the AES route?

  7. Raymond Hemmele

    Warm dry days TH and F…should be epic.

  8. Hmm…Keep us updated on conditions.

  9. Leonard Goodell

    Sadly, I am out… 😦

  10. Raymond Hemmele

    All, Joe P will be race director tomorrow. I think the trails should be dry enough given the total precip out of this last storm was only around 0.25″. Might be a tad sticky out on the AZT east of walnut canyon, but given the warm and windy day today and that most will hit that tomorrow midday, it should be fine. Have fun; sorry to miss this one!

  11. William McMillen

    Bummer but I have to work so I can’t make it.

  12. Two flats – DNF for me.

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