Top 5 Scenic Fall Bike Rides
As the temperature drops and the quaking aspen change from green to saturated golds and oranges, local pedal pushers know there is no better season for mountain biking in Aspen, Colorado. From technical singletrack to paved roads with breathtaking views, options abound for every two-wheeled enthusiast. Grab your favorite jacket and head out on these picturesque trails before the snow starts to fly.
This loop ride tops our list for fall rides with its combination of new singletrack, historic mining roads and stunning views of downtown Aspen and surrounding mountain peaks.
Offering unparalleled views of Aspen, Snowmass and the lower Roaring Fork Valley this popular flowy trail network is a must-ride while in Aspen Snowmass.
One of the more challenging trails in the area, Government Trail winds across both Buttermilk and Snowmass ski areas through aspen groves and fir forests.
This 10-mile road ride rewards cyclists with views of Pyramid Peak, the iconic Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake. Surrounded by golden aspen groves and capped with snow, the Maroon Bells are picture perfect in the fall.
At the end of this 11-mile road ride through swaths of aspen trees, cyclists can explore the remains of the historic Ashcroft ghost town or enjoy a gourmet meal at the Pine Creek Cookhouse.Click here for more of our favorite autumn activities in Aspen or view our current lodging specials.