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Colorado-Aspen High Country

Ride Details

Dates: June 16-22, 2017

Distance: Up to 352 miles, 29-69 daily and elevation of 24,170 ft

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Active-Advanced

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Perfect for those who do not want to unpack as much as normal.  We will spend two nights in beautiful Aspen, two nights in Glenwood Springs, plus Vail and Leadville.

Maroon Bells Scenic Area, you can explore a glacial valley surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, view vast fields of wildflowers, and be close to nature. Mirrored in Maroon Lake, the Maroon Bells tower like massive sentinels over the valley. The Maroon Bells are the most photographed peaks in all of North America.

The White River National forest is a dream come true for those with a love for the outdoors. The area offers world renown ski resorts, the beautiful mountain passes of  Independence, McClure, Vail, and crystal clear mountain rivers. All of these natural and man-made wonders provide some of the most scenic cycling backdrops the nation has to offer. The beautiful ski towns offer fine dining opportunities, spectacular shopping and outstanding recreational opportunities. Take the time and explore all of the towns that we ride through.

Tour Details:  June 16-22, 2017  6 nights/6 days; (Fri- Thur)  Price: $2396  Bike Rental: $175

Tour Highlights: Aspen, Leadville, Vail, Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs and The Colorado River

Travel Logistics: Assembly Point: Frisco, CO (airline service to Denver, commercial shuttle service by Colorado Mountain Express, provides to and from Breckenridge.) Need to arrive in Frisco by 4:30 pm. Drop off time: June 22, 5 pm or June 23 by noon at Eagle/Vail airport (commercial shuttle service available to Denver). Extra night may be purchased.

Special Note* Commercial shuttle service is available to and from Denver International. This trip starts and ends in different locations, but is easily scheduled. 

Included: All lodging, breakfasts and dinners, some picnic lunches, cocktail social hour on first night of the tour, van support, transfers, 2 experienced leaders, GPS maps, written cue sheets and narratives

 

Day  1  Frisco-Copper Mtn-Vail Pass-Vail  38 miles  1847/-2730 ft

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Day  2  Vail-Minturn-Red Cliff-Tennessee Pass-Camp Hale-Turquoise Lake-Leadville  60 miles  5482/-3503 ft

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Day  3  Leadville-Twin Lakes-Independence Pass-Aspen  55 miles 4928/-6460

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Day  4  Aspen–ghost town of Ashcroft-Maroon Bells-Aspen   45 miles  5520/-5515 ft

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Day  5  Aspen–Basalt-Carbondale-Glenwood Spring   43 miles  2035/-4866 ft

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Day 6  Glenwood-Van shuttle to Wolcott-McCoy-Colorado River Rd-Dotsero-Glenwood Canyon bike path-Glenwood Springs   74 miles  4450/-5644 ft

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Total Miles: 315 miles Total elevation: 24,170 ft