Total tour distance: 148 miles
Daily tour distance: 32 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
Nothing evokes images of quintessential Colorado like the great outdoors and the resorts of Snowmass, Redstone & Glenwood Springs. Enjoy unmatched scenery in one of Colorado’s most popular cycling destinations. Colorado’s premier playground is yours to explore!
Day 1 – Arrive in Snowmass
Long, sunny days, high mountain vistas, roaring streams, and fields boasting the most beautiful wildflowers will greet you when you arrive in the in Snowmass Resort. Snowmass Village is full of sumptuous culinary options. Meet your local representative for your welcome orientation at 6pm for your bike fitting, GPS overview and daily routings.
Day 2 – Snowmass/Aspen local rides- 24mi – 40mi (39km – 64km)
A spectacular array of wilderness rides await you today. There’s something for every ability. Cruise into Aspen, a hotbed of trendy boutiques, art galleries and sumptuous culinary options. Cycle past scenic groves of aspen & spruce to the ghost town of Ashcroft, where prospectors came in search of silver. Pedal past pristine forests, lush meadows and glacial valleys as you discover the majesty of the picturesque Maroon Bells, two 14,000′ peaks capped with snow year-round. Or take on the legendary and challenging Independence Pass (for experts only!) Your local representative will discuss each option with you during your welcome orientation.
Day 3 – Snowmass to Redstone – 47mi (76km)
Pedal your way along the Rio Grande Trail, old train tracks turned to paved bike path and part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Along the way, enjoy lunch at the Woody Creek Tavern, a favorite of gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Wind your way along the Crystal River toward the Victorian town of Redstone. Surrounded by towering red cliffs and set on the banks of the Crystal River, Redstone is an enchanting collection of art galleries, eclectic shops and endless adventures. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Note: the majority of this ride is on a paved bike path: approximately 9 miles are on a rural road.
Day 4 – Redstone to Glenwood Springs – 29 mi (46km)
Continue your trek through the Roaring Fork Valley toward the historic resort town of Glenwood Springs. Cross over Cattle Creek and pass several excellent wildlife viewing areas as you meander along the Roaring Fork River. Pass the historic Satank Bridge, a throwback to Colorado’s earliest period of wagon bridge construction. Cruise into Glenwood Springs, paradise for the active person. This evening, experience Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, or take a rejuvenating dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs, a must after a long day of cycling.
Day 5 – Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail – 16mi – 32mi (26km – 51km)
Follow the Colorado River and enjoy stunning views of Glenwood Canyon as you coast along this popular recreation trail. A touch over 16 miles in length one-way, you can bike the entire path round-trip or choose to cycle smaller portions. Keep an eye out for whitewater rafters and for wildlife, including bighorn sheep. Stop for a hike at Hanging Lake, a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake that is a short, steep, but rewarding hike and accessible from the Glenwood Canyon bike path. Hanging Lake was just added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks.
Day 6 – Departure
Following breakfast, take one last dip in the hot springs or visit the shops that line the main street as you say goodbye to your Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure.
- Lodging for 2 nights in Snowmass, 1 night in Redstone and 2 nights in Glenwood Springs (double occupancy)
- 5 breakfasts
- Custom meal recommendations for lunch and dinner
- The use of a GPS Garmin with downloaded routes (1 Garmin per 2 people) and detailed written daily route directions
- The use of a GoPro Hero 4 Silver (1 GoPro per 2 people)
- Maps.Me app with downloaded routes on your mobile device
- Private in-person welcome orientation with our local representative
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- Emergency and technical support by our local representative at all times
- Airfare or other transportation to and from the tour
- Airport transfers
- Lodging before or after the tour
- Meals, other than breakfast
- Travel insurance or personal expenses
- Optional gratuities to At Your Pace Freestyle Cycling Adventures staff
- Bike rental available
- Denver, Snowmass, or Glenwood Springs pre or post nights
- Accommodation upgrades in Snowmass
- Custom tours
- Additional road riding days
- Hiking, kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddle-boarding, horseback riding, and more
All lodging includes private bath and a variety of other amenities. Hotels include:
- Stonebridge Inn
- Redstone Inn
- Hotel Colorado
Can't wait to get up here? Contact Pamela at 970-776-0181 or email her at info@atyourpacebiking.
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