These are two beautiful rides in Old Snowmass, just minutes from Basalt. Both rides are a gentle uphill on roads that don’t have high vehicle traffic. They start from the Park-and-Ride parking lot by the Old Snowmass Conoco. Then, take Capital Creek Road and pedal about two miles to a “T” junction; a right takes you to St. Benedict’s Monastery and left takes you to the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Locally referred to as Deaf Camp). Riding to the monastery is a 6.5-mile climb with 850 feet of elevation gain. Deaf Camp is a 4.5-mile ride with 725 feet of elevation gain.
From Basalt to the trailhead: From Basalt either drive upvalley four miles to Old Snowmass, take a right at the Conoco gas station and park at the RFTA bus station. Or, ride to Old Snowmass on the Rio Grande Trail 4.5 miles from Basalt.
More here from Aspen Trail Finder.