It’s no secret that Aspen is filled with countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Reach new heights on a hike, get your adrenaline pumping on a whitewater rafting excursion, watch the sunset over the mountains, and more. Embrace our outdoor lifestyle when you embark on the Aspen biking trails! From exciting mountain biking trails to easy paved pathways, here are our favorite places to pedal. Learn all about the other things to do and see in Aspen when you access our complimentary Travel Guide.
Pedal These 5 Best Aspen Biking Trails
1. Rio Grande Trail
The Rio Grande Trail is easily one of the most popular Aspen biking trails. This partly paved pathway winds for 42 miles all the way from downtown Aspen to Glenwood Springs. The trail is relatively flat, so it’s great for novice bikers and families along with those looking to ride long distances. Along the way, you’ll experience beautiful views of the Roaring Fork River, the Rocky Mountains, and beautiful meadows.
2. Hunter Creek
Smuggler Mountain to Hunter Creek, fondly known to the locals as “Smuggs,” is an excellent mountain biking route. Depending on the course you take, your ride can be anywhere from one to five hours of steep, rocky trails. Most of the trails here are considered intermediate, but keep in mind that there will be some challenges along the way, like the rigorous climb up a Jeep road that starts the ride.
3. Sky Mountain Park
We love sending avid bikers to Sky Mountain Park because it was purposely created and designed by mountain bikers for fellow mountain bikers. After its debut in 2011, it became one of the most acclaimed trails in the area. See stunning views as you ride all the way from Aspen to Snowmass and back. During our travels, make sure you take in the 360-degree views of the Roaring Fork Valley.
4. Snowmass Bike Park
If you’re a beginner mountain biker or need a place for the entire family to enjoy, the Snowmass Bike Park is perfect for you. Here, there are lift-service trails, so you don’t have to overexert yourself by pedaling uphill. Head up the Elk Camp Gondola, then show the kids the ropes at the skills park and mini pump track. Once you’re ready, it’s time to take on one of the trails here!
5. Sunnyside Trail
The Sunnyside Trail is a 10-mile route that connects Red Mountain to the Hunter Creek Valley. The trail is deemed intermediate to moderate, so it can be a bit of a challenge at times. Once you’re at the top of Red Mountain, you’ll see awe-inspiring views of the valley below and distant Elk Mountain Range peaks.
Book Your Adventure Today
Are you ready to pedal some Aspen biking trails? Bring your bikes with you to or have our concierge arrange for bikes to be waiting for you at your rental property. Our exclusive rentals at Aspen Signature Properties will be your home base for all your adventures. From fully-stocked pantries to stunning views, we have everything you need to have the vacation you deserve. Browse our properties and start planning the getaway of a lifetime today.