Popular Road Rides
One of the most photographed scenic areas in America, Maroon bells is a must when visiting Aspen. You'll cycle almost 2,000 vertical feet in 10 miles and love every moment of your ride. Because of a seasonal road closure, traffic is at a low from 8am-5pm.
Thanks to a silver rush that boomed in the 1880's we have Castle Creek Road. Ups, downs and flats will bring you to the old mining town of Ashcroft and Pine Creek Cookhouse. You're able to complete almost 2,000 vertical gain in ~14 miles. At the end of the ride you're rewarded with a spectacular view of the Elk Mountain Range.
This one isn't for the faint of heart: Independence Pass offers more than 3,500 vertical gain over 18+ miles. With narrow shoulders and narrow lanes, this will not only challenge your body but also your mind. Stay strong, stay focused...you'll be rewarded.
An amazing rails-to-trails gives us over 42 miles of smooth biking. From Aspen to Glenwood Springs you will descend 2,100 feet. Buses are able to pick you up in Basalt (18 miles), Carbondale (30 miles) and Glenwood Springs (42 miles).
The picturesque Fryingpan River, a world class fly fishing destination, is your companion for the entirety of this ride. You’ll starts in the town of Basalt and climbs over 1,100 feet in 13 miles. You can extend this ride, continuing until it turns to dirt, another 18 miles and 1,300 vertical.
Whether you're biking up or down, Owl Creek Road and Brush Creek Road both offer steep ascents and descents over a short distance. If you'd like a little more room or enjoy a slower pace, you're able to ride on the bike path that runs parallel to the road. Lucky riders may see elk on Owl Creek Rd.