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Aspen Hiking & Snowmass Hiking

Your Summer Experience

Road biking in Aspen, Snowmass, and the Roaring Fork Valley is like nowhere else in the country. Beginners and experienced cyclists pedal under wide-open skies and magnificent scenery. From biking Independence Pass to sightseeing through downtown Aspen, there's a lot of fun to be had on two wheels.

Independence Pass/Highway 82
This 20-mile road climbs from Aspen to the top of Independence Pass, which is the highest paved pass in Colorado. The route is most popular during the summer. Cyclists share the road with car traffic. The ride is challenging, but cyclists can turn around at any point. Be sure to put this biking trip on your itinerary!

Rio Grande Trail
Forty-two miles long, this multi-use trail extends from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and is a popular choice for road biking. Easy to access, the Rio Grande Trail is a great option for families with children.

Maroon Bells
No Aspen vacation would be complete without an adventure in the Maroon Bells. Biking paths for all skill levels make it family-friendly. From mid-June to October between 8 AM and 5 PM, the Maroon Bells can only be reached by public bus. Visit on a weekday and enjoy the top-notch bus service for the best experience.

Roaring Fork Valley Trails
Aspen Trailfinder has a search tool you can use to find just about every hiking trail in the Roaring Fork Valley. Search by location, difficulty level, and length. This is a great tool to customize a hike for your family, including the dog! Results show which trails are dog-friendly.

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