Hiking and Biking: Your Guide to Aspen’s Trails

Since I moved to Australia seven years ago, I have really embraced the outdoor lifestyle, and walking in particular. When booking a family holiday, I like to ensure that there are plenty of hiking or biking trails. That is why Aspen really appeals to me because it’s situated high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Even though this vibrant city has an abundance of cultural highlights, it really does cater to a more active type of clientele.

During the summer months, temperatures in Aspen are very pleasant. Even on the hottest days (the mid-seventies) the city isn’t too oppressive. Essentially that means that outdoor activities are a very attractive proposition indeed.

If you love hiking, the Snowmass region has a variety of different trails like Cathedral Lake, Buckskin Pass, and Smugglers Mountain. Whether you enjoy a casual stroll or more energetic hill climb, this region has it all. As an added bonus (mid-July through mid-August) you can appreciate the splendor of wildflowers in bloom.

Another great option when visiting Aspen is to rent a bike because this city has some of the best mountain tracks in the world. In fact, for enthusiasts, there are over 70-miles of scenic trails for the cyclist to enjoy. Highlights include Power of Four-course, Smuggler to Sunnyside loop, and Sky Mountain Park – just to name a few.

Additionally, don’t forget that you can participate in ‘Tuesday Cruiseday,’ which is hosted by the Aspen Brewery. This event lets you take in many picturesque locations, whilst quaffing some amazing craft beers.