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!
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Cradled in the Roaring Fork Valley and nestled among sparkling rivers, lush meadows and soaring alpine peaks are the mountain towns of Snowmass, Redstone and Glenwood Springs. Bike the road just outside of Aspen to the awe-inspiring Maroon Bells, surrounded by pristine forest and panoramic views. Coast into the sleepy town of Redstone and marvel at the massive sandstone cliffs. Enjoy unmatched scenery as you pedal along the traffic-free river trails that make this one of Colorado’s most popular cycling destinations. Colorado’s premier playground is yours to explore!
Long, sunny days, high mountain vistas, roaring streams, and fields boasting the most beautiful wildflowers will greet you when you arrive in Snowmass! Meet your local representative for your welcome orientation at 6pm for your bike fitting, GPS overview and daily routings.
Lodging: Stonebridge Inn
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.
Breakfast included | Lodging: Stonebridge Inn
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.
Breakfast included | Elevation:+1504’/-2339′ | Maximum Grade: 9.8% | Average Grade: -0.8% | Lodging: Redstone Inn
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, you may choose to 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.
Breakfast included|Elevation:+227’/-1654’| Maximum Grade: 2.7% | Average Grade: -1.1% | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge
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.
Breakfast included | Elevation:+970’/-579′ | Maximum Grade: 8.8% | Average Grade: -0.2% | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge
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.
Breakfast included | Lodging: N/A
Price Per person based on double occupancy, 2 participants: From $1774 USD/person
Price Per person based on double occupancy 4 participants: From $1686 USD/person
Price Per person based on double occupancy 6 participants: From $1597 USD/person
Single Supplement: From $625 USD
The starting at price is based on the lowest price available to book. Prices may vary due to hotel availability. Request Your Date to receive exact pricing.
Dates: This tour departs any date, subject to hotel availability, from June – September. As a self-guided trip this offers total freedom of dates – you can choose whatever dates you wish. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date.
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Your arrival city is Snowmass, CO, located approximately 167 miles west of Denver, CO. Your departure city is Glenwood Springs, CO, located approximately 156 miles from Denver, CO.
Transportation between Aspen & Glenwood Springs:
Bike rental options for this tour:
The Giant Defy 3 road bike was Bicycling Magazine’s 2015 Editor’s choice award winner. The Giant 3 has an aluminum frame and composite fork, blending both comfort & control. Helmet included; specific pedals upon request. See Equipment page for additional inclusions.
Other bike options:
Double Occupancy Group Discounts
We do offer group discounts. Traveling with as little as 4 people can lower the price. Discounts and prices very per trip. Be sure to check out the Dates & Prices section for group discount information for your trip or ask us when you book.
Give us a call at 970-776-0181 or book a trip online.
Stonebridge Inn, Redstone Inn, Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge
6 days / 5 nights
22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)
Start in Snowmass, COEnd in Glenwood Springs, CO