Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

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!

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Best time to travel: Any date during June, July, August, September, subject to availability
  • Start in Snowmass, CO
  • End in Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Lodging: Stonebridge Inn, Redstone Inn, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge
  • Activity Level – Moderate/Leisurely
  • Daily Distance Options– 22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)
  • Pre or post nights available in Denver, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs
  • From $1774 USD per person (1-2 participants, double occupancy)
  • Larger groups enjoy more savings. See Dates & Pricing

What’s Included

  • Handpicked accommodations showcasing the best of the region for 2 nights in Snowmass, 1 night in Redstone and 2 nights in Glenwood Springs (double occupancy)
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 passes to Glenwood Hot Springs
  • Custom meal recommendations for lunch and dinner, allowing you to explore local cuisine
  • The use of a GPS Garmin with downloaded routes (1 Garmin per 2 people)
  • 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
  • Skratch Labs hydration mix for each cycling day
  • Complimentary At Your Pace – Freestyle Cycling Adventures water bottle and luggage tag

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare or other transportation to and from the tour
  • Lodging before or after the tour
  • Meals, other than breakfast, allowing you to explore local cuisine. Recommendations will be sent to you with your final tour documentation
  • Travel insurance or personal expenses
  • Bike rental available. Giant Defy 3 road bike – From $180 USD per person or Giant Cypress DX comfort bike $100 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Includes helmet, pannier, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page

Optional Upgrades

  • Denver, Snowmass or Glenwood Springs pre or post nights
  • Accommodation upgrades in Snowmass
  • Custom tours
  • This program is 4 days of riding, but other nearby activities can easily be added, including any of the following:
  • Additional road riding days
  • Hiking, kayaking, rafting, SUP (stand-up paddle-boarding), horse back riding, and more. Contact us for details

What to Expect

  • Spectacular terrain, unforgettable rides, authentic mountain hospitality!
  • Activity Level – Moderate/Leisurely (If you choose to ride to the top of Independence Pass, the level for that ride is Advanced)
  • Elevation – 8209’ (2502m) Total elevation at the top of Independence Pass 12,096 (3687m)
  • Daily Distance Options – 22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)
  • Summers are warm and dry, with low humidity. The charts are based on meteorological data and trends and serve as a general guide of the region’s climate and what you can expect within the region. We encourage you to check local weather conditions via the Internet as you get closer to your tour date.

Have additional questions? Want to customize this tour? Contact our Colorado bike trip expert at 970-776-0181. Or, send an email.

 

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Itinerary

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

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!

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 Snowmass! Meet your local representative for your welcome orientation at 6pm for your bike fitting, GPS overview and daily routings.

Lodging: Stonebridge Inn

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.

Breakfast included | Lodging: Stonebridge Inn

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.

Breakfast included | Elevation:+1504’/-2339′ | Maximum Grade: 9.8% | Average Grade: -0.8% | Lodging: Redstone Inn

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, 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

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.

Breakfast included | Elevation:+970’/-579′ | Maximum Grade: 8.8% | Average Grade: -0.2% | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge

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.

Breakfast included | Lodging: N/A

Dates and Prices

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

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.

Optional upgrades:

    • Bike Rental: Road bikes are available for rent separate from $180 USDfor the Giant Defy. Giant Cypress DX comfort bike is also available from $100 USD per person for the duration of the tour. See Bikes & Gear tab. GPS included, 1 per 2 persons. Bike rentals include helmet, pannier, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page.
    • Hotel upgrades: Your choice of lodging in Snowmass, CO: Stonebridge Inn, Crestwood Lodge & Condominiums or Snowmass Westin Resort
    • Pre or post tour nights: Available in Denver, Snowmass or Glenwood Springs for an additional supplement.

Accommodations

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

Stonebridge Inn, Snowmass

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  • Located in the heart of Snowmass Village, just minutes southwest of Aspen is The Stonebridge Inn: an inviting mountain hotel located in the Snowmass valley. 14,000-foot peaks frame aspen groves and wildflower meadows, waiting for you to discover them. Selected for two consecutive years as one of the 50 Top Ski Resort Hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Stonebridge Inn is an intimate alpine lodge in the heart of Snowmass Resort. Just steps from the slopes, the Stonebridge Inn offers luxurious amenities, fine dining and warm Rocky Mountain hospitality.

 

Redstone Inn, Redstone

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  • This turn of the century style resort is tucked beneath massive red cliffs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property features two restaurants, a pool, pilates classes, and opportunities to hike, relax or tour the Historic Redstone Castle.

 

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Glenwood Springs

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  • Located in beautiful Glenwood Springs, the soothing mineral waters of the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool are only part of the attraction. The grounds of this unique and historic destination include a luxury spa, premier athletic club, resort boutique and dining. Plus, the lodge is within walking distance to downtown’s shopping, dining and nightlife!

 

Getting Here

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

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.

 

Flights:

Rental Cars:

  • Rental cars are available from all listed airports

Shuttle:

Transportation between Aspen & Glenwood Springs:

Bike Shipping:

www.bikeflights.com/

Bikes

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Self-guided Bike

Bike rental options for this tour:

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      Giant Defy 3 – From $180 USD per person for the duration of the 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:

  • Giant Cypress DX – From $100 USD per person for the duration of the tour

 

from $1774 Per Person

Double Occupancy
Group Discounts

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.

LODGING:

Stonebridge Inn, Redstone Inn, Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge

BEST TIMES:
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Moderate/Leisurely

DURATION:

6 days / 5 nights

DAILY DISTANCE OPTIONS:

22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)

START - END:

Start in Snowmass, CO
End in Glenwood Springs, CO

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