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There is a reason why biking enthusiasts love to make at least one trip to Aspen, Colorado in their lifetimes. In the summer, numerous cyclists take to the various roads and highways (such as highway 82) to enjoy the Rio Grande Trail with its amazing scenery such as the Roaring Fork River, plenty of wildlife, train cars, and new and old ranch houses underneath a gleaming blue sky.
Mountain bikers take advantage of the challenging trails throughout Aspen Snowmass and other ski resorts. Some choose to ride gondolas to the top, while others vie for grueling climbs and reward themselves with lightning-fast rides back down.
After hours riding on the road or mountain trails, the town of Aspen turns into the perfect spot for delicious cuisine, fun nightspots, and entertainment. Or for those who decide to stay at Aspen vacation rentals, they pass the evening by cooking a delicious meal and hanging with their riding crew.
Regardless of how you stack it, Aspen Colorado offers the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy an unforgettable vacation with friends and family.
Where to Stay When Embarking on a Biking Trip to Aspen
If you are planning a cycling or mountain biking trek with a group, it is recommended you consider a luxury vacation rental. You can choose a property with one or more rooms to accommodate your group. Also, with a full kitchen it is possible to eat well and save a considerable amount of money on food.
Another consideration are Aspen rentals that allow for you to safely store your bikes. While Aspen, Colorado is amazingly safe , there is always a chance that valuable bicycles can be stolen (regardless of where you are in the world). Some vacation rental properties include full garages and/or storage areas for recreational gear.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a biking trip to Aspen in the near future. For more information on bike tours, trip ideas, and trails, there are tons of great resources on the Web; just give it a Google and you’re on your way!
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Summer is almost upon us and now it is time get outside and play in Aspen, Colorado! Outside in Aspen™ is holding the ultimate adventure weekend from June 8-10, 2012. No matter the skill level, outdoor enthusiasts are invited to hone their skills or learn a new sport that they have always wanted to try.
Jump in with Elite Pro-Athlete-Led Adventures & Clinics, Triathlon, and Adventure Dog Workshops slated to be a part of the Outside in Aspen™ event.
Arrive Friday, June 8 to Aspen with your family and friends to check in to your Aspen Luxury Home Rental, where you will have a full-kitchen for use to prepare any meal of your liking and stock up on any beverage of your choice. After settling in to your Aspen rental, head over to the Ute Mountaineer around 6-7 p.m. for a slideshow presentation by Lucas Gilman. Then walk over to the Sky Hotel for the opening welcome reception and “Outside in Aspen” kick-off party.
Wakeup the morning of June 9 and check out the Adventure Base Camp located in downtown Aspen. This is where participants meet their guides and exhibitors keep the excitement going all day with music, demonstrations, food, family activities, a beer garden, and gear displays.
Also, Saturday, June 9, if you are ready to get your swim, bike and run on, or just want to cheer the on the athletes, head over to the Outside in Aspen Triathlon/Dualathlon/Aquabike Dualathlon Competition.
When you are spent from all of the day’s activities, you can head back with your family and friends to your Aspen vacation rental to relax or continue the fun with the rental’s fully stocked entertainment center (Television, Stereo and DVD player). If you are just too exhausted from you full day of activities, you can always crash in the privacy and comfort of your Aspen rental bedroom.
No matter what type of fun you are looking to take in, you are sure to try new things, meet new friends and have a great time in Aspen!
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In an effort to let go of daily stressors and gain health, people from all over the world flock to Colorado’s geothermal hot springs. Nestled throughout the Rocky Mountain region and within driving distance of Aspen, there are a handful of amazing springs for you to enjoy as you venture out from your Aspen vacation rentals. The following are three favorites for you to enjoy!
Glenwood Springs (a 40 minute drive from Aspen) is a prime location for hot spring adventures for the family. The expansive pool, also known “The Grand Spring,” spans two blocks and contains therapeutic mineral waters that are quite calming and healing. Legend has it that the hot springs were first discovered by the Ute Indians.
Penny Hot Springs
A second option is Penny Hot Springs located within the Crystal River Valley. The spot is frequented by locals who enjoy soaking after a long day of work. There you will find yourself in nature surrounded by amazing views of the valley and beautiful trees. The Penny Hot Springs are as natural as one can get, as two mineral springs bubble up from within granite and marble rocks. You’ll be amazed at how warm its waters can become, with temperatures as high as 130 degrees! As you enjoy the temperate waters and rugged nature, don’t be surprised if you get a glimpse of mountain goats and other wildlife while blissfully soaking under blue skies.
Conundrum Hot Springs
In the case that you are up for a little hike before enjoying a soak in a luxurious natural hot spring, Conundrum (located in the Maroon Bells near Aspen) is a perfect choice. The 9 mile (18 miles round trip) hike to the hot springs is breathtaking, as you pass waterfalls and enjoy the colorful meadows and fragrant wildflowers. The last couple of miles are a bit rocky and steep, so be prepared for a challenge! Once you reach the hot springs, you’ll be happy you worked so hard on the way up. The water is crystal clear and a perfect 98 degrees. The beauty of Conundrum is that challenging hike makes the hot springs all the more fantastic. Once you’ve soaked until your heat’s content, you can either explore the area in more detail or take the 9 mile trek back to the car.
No matter how you stack it, hot spring adventures make for unforgettable moments. No matter which hot spring you choose, you are sure to gain the much needed relaxation you’ve been craving for your stay at your vrbo aspen rental.