This short maintained stretch of Alamosa River Road runs from the small town of Platoro to the even smaller community of Jasper. Platoro was once a mining community until the post office closed in 1919, and everybody moved out. It was later revived into a resort town, with plenty of hiking and top-tier fishing on the Conejos River, Platoro Reservoir, and Mix Lake. Jasper is a small community of around 80 cabins, with year-round access via Highway 250. Neither community has cell service or fuel, so plan accordingly. The road between the two has no obstacles, but there are sections of teeth-chattering washboard and small protruding rocks. The road is driveable by almost any vehicle with decent clearance. Be sure to stop along the Alamosa River to enjoy this area's peace and serenity. Camping is also available at many sites located randomly throughout the trail.
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