Arbaney Kittle & Sloane Peak Trail
One of the few locations near Aspen with pinyon-juniper woodland, this is a good place to look for the various ‘PJ’ species as well as go for a nice walk. Look for species such as Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Gray Flycatcher. Some Douglas-fir penetrates into the pinyon-juniper, bringing in birds like Hermit Thrush, Hammond’s Flycatcher, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Directions: Heading west on Highway 82 from Aspen, a mile before Basalt you will pass under a metal pedestrian bridge, part of the Rio Grande trail. About 0.3 miles west of the bridge you come to Bishop Road. Turn right and follow signs to the Arbaney Kittle trail. There is parking at the trailhead.
Delorme: 46 C3
Roads of Colorado: 85 D2
Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: US Forest Service
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: None