Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

It’s no secret that Colorado has outstanding cycling. But check out the hiking and rafting! The Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport tour gives you a taste of each.

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Best time to travel: Any day June, July, August, September, subject to availability
  • Start in Glenwood Springs, CO
  • End in Snowmass, CO
  • Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs, Stonebridge Inn
  • Activity Level – Moderate/Leisurely
  • Daily Distance Options 22 – 42 miles (26 km – 68 km)
  • Pre and post nights available in Denver, Glenwood Springs, Snowmass
  • From $1729 USD, 1-2 participants, double occupancy
  • Larger groups enjoy better rates. See Dates & Pricing

What’s Included

  • Handpicked accommodations showcasing the best of the region for 2 nights in Glenwood Springs and 3 nights in Snowmass (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 Hero4 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
  • Free day to choose your sport: hike, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and more!
  • 1/2 day of awesome rafting
  • Skratch Labs hydration mix
  • 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 & personal expenses
  • Bus to Maroon Bells trailhead ($5 USD)
  • Bike rental available. Giant Defy 3 road bike – From $180 USD per person or Giant Cypress DX comfort bike from $100 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Includes helmet, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page

Optional Upgrades

  • Denver, Snowmass or Glenwood Springs pre or post nights
  • Custom tours
  • Accommodation upgrades in Snowmass
  • This program is 2 1/2 days of riding, but other nearby activities can easily be added, including any of the following:
    • Additional road riding days
    • Kayaking, 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 – 22 – 42 mi (26 km – 68 km)
      • Summers are warm and dry, with low humidity.

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

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Glenwood Springs

Enjoy Glenwood Canyon with two adventures. Take in stunning views as you raft the Colorado River on this 1/2 day guided raft tour. Then coast alongside the Colorado River and enjoy stunning views of Glenwood Canyon as you cruise 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 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. This evening, take a rejuvenating dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs, a must after a long day of cycling.

Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Day 2 – Paddle and pedal Glenwood Canyon – 16mi – 32mi (26km – 51km)

Enjoy Glenwood Canyon with two adventures. Take in stunning views as you raft the Colorado River on this 1/2 day guided raft tour. Then coast alongside the Colorado River and enjoy stunning views of Glenwood Canyon as you cruise 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 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. This evening, 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:+970’/-579’| Maximum Grade: 8.8% | Average Grade: -0.2% | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Day 3 – Cycle Glenwood Springs to Snowmass – 43mi (69km)

Pedal your way along the Rio Grande Trail, old train tracks turned to paved bike path and part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Cross over Cattle Creek and pass several excellent wildlife viewing areas as you meander along the Roaring Fork. Pass the historic Satank Bridge, a throwback to Colorado’s earliest period of wagon bridge construction. Along the way, enjoy lunch at the Woody Creek Tavern, a favorite of gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Cruise into Snowmass. Cradled in the Roaring Fork Valley and nestled among sparkling rivers, lush meadows and soaring alpine peaks is Snowmass Village. Long, sunny days, high mountain vistas, roaring streams, and fields boasting the most beautiful wildflowers will greet you when you arrive.

Breakfast included | Elevation:+3053’/-302’| Maximum Grade: 9.6% | Average Grade: 1.8% | Lodging: Stonebridge Inn

Day 4 – Snowmass/Aspen free day

Today is a free day to further explore the Aspen/Snowmass area by bike. If you prefer not to cycle, discover the hiking trails around Snowmass as the options are endless! From Snowmass Village, there’s over 50 miles of trails to explore. Additional adventures are available, including jeep trips, culinary adventures and Stand-up Paddle-boarding (SUP). Contact us to book.

Breakfast included | Lodging: Stonebridge Inn

Day 5 – 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. If you choose to ride Maroon Bells, plan to hike to Crater Lake. The crystal lake at the base of the Maroon Bells offers incredible views, so don’t forget your camera! You may choose to test your legs 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 6 – Departure

There’s time to squeeze in one last ride today before you say goodbye to your Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport adventure!

Breakfast included | Lodging: N/A

Dates and Prices

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

Price Per person based on double occupancy, 2 participants: From $1729 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 4 participants: From $1681 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 6 participants: From $1593 USD/person

Single Supplement: From $562 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. This self-guided trip offers total freedom of dates – you can choose whatever dates you wish. Larger groups enjoy more savings. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date.

Optional add-ons & upgrades:

  • Hotel upgrades
  • Pre or post tour nights: Available in Denver, Snowmass or Glenwood Springs for an additional supplement.

 

Accommodations

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Glenwood Springs

  • 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!

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.

Getting Here

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

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

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & Aspen Multi-sport

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 $1729 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:

Hotel Colorado, Stonebridge Inn

BEST TIMES:
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Moderate/Leisurely

DURATION:

6 days / 5 nights

DAILY DISTANCE OPTIONS:

22 – 42 miles (26 km – 68 km)

START - END:

Start in Glenwood Springs, CO
End in Snowmass, CO

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