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Snowmass Bike Park Aspen Harrison Buck OutThere Colorado
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Aspen Snowmass Bike Park

Things to do

HikingMountain Biking

Adrenaline junkies live for winter in the Roaring Fork Valley, but summer’s not too shabby either, and one reason is the Aspen Snowmass Bike Park. Cyclists can take the Elk Camp Gondola to the Elk Camp Chairlift and then fly down 2,897 vertical feet to the Snowmass Base Village. There is a skills park for beginners and plenty of moderately steep trails and flatter cross-country routes for intermediate riders. For the hardcore, the steep plunges and tight curves of Viking, Vapor, and Valhalla trails will get the blood pumping. The park offers more than 50 miles of trails, and lifts run from late June through Labor Day and on weekends through early October. The price of a one-day lift ticket was $42 as of the summer of 2016.

Pro Tips

  • Lift-served biking is offered Tuesdays from July 19 through Aug. 23, and continues into the early evening. Arrive after 2 p.m. and pay just $29.
  • Looking for the quintessential bike park experience? Ride the Government Trail, with several challenging stretches and unrivaled views. The ride can be extended into the Maroon Creek Valley beyond the ski area.
  • Beginners will find the Verde Trail a great introduction to the sport, with 3.5 miles of gentle terrain.

Recommended season(s): Summer to early fall.

R. Scott Rappold

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