Cottonwood pass is now paved, which means this alpine classic is now only 1 hour from Buena Vista. We prefer to earn our turns before a blistering descent, which turns this gem into a 20 mile loop. The descent has it all; alpine meadows, chunky high speed tech that gets as rowdy as you are off the brakes, Aspen tunnels, rock gardens with exposure and high speed. Race pace or casual social ride, this track will make a permanent deposit in your mind's mtn. bike scrap book . Pack a cooler and mosey on down to the river bank when you finish to recount the glory that is Doctor Park.