Whether you are looking for high-level adventure, such as hiking and road biking or perhaps some lighter activities, such as the area’s culinary offerings, Snowmass delivers on all types of adventures. Individual travelers, groups and families will all enjoy the offerings available to them here.
Join a group for a fully catered, guided experience or sign up for a self-guided trip that will provide you with all of the extra touches and inside scoop you are seeking! Here are our top picks:
Trip Name: Snowmass, Aspen, Carbondale and Ashcroft
About: High culinary and light adventure; group travel
Savory Sojourn through Colorado’s High Country! In recent years, the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado has become an epicenter for a shifting culinary scene in the Rocky Mountains. While many restaurants have featured local game and fish from the surrounding mountains and rivers for years, a myriad of organic farms, dairies and wineries have popped up in recent years throughout this awe-inspiring landscape. Further, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are widely considered the birthplace of the American craft beer movement. Your culinary experience will be based in Snowmass, Colorado, located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. Visits to a working dairy farm, cider mill, distillery and even a cooking class in neighboring Aspen are all on the agenda; however, this culinary experience will feature a side dish of adventure. In many cases these culinary delights will be accessed on foot, by bike, and even Jeeps to see the bounty of this mountain majesty.
Company: Pure Adventures
Trip Name: Bike Tour Vail To Snowmass
About: Road biking, high adventure; FIT travel
The Colorado Rockies are famous for big, white snowcapped peaks traditionally associated with skiing and winter sports. More recently these mountains have become home to some of the biggest cycling events in the USA and on this tour, you can experience some of those same rides – on your schedule with your own private group of friends! Starting in Vail, you have the opportunity to ride Vail Pass, going up to over 10,000 feet in elevation while enjoying some fun evenings in this chic mountain town. From Vail you travel to Glenwood Springs, then to Snowmass-Aspen for some incredible rides including the Maroon Bells, a scenic ride over quiet and mostly closed roads. Post ride, you have the unique opportunity to discover local craft beer or craft distilled spirits as well as local and organic foods – new traditions that thrive in Colorado and give unique style to mountain living. Locals play hard outdoors and relax in style. The tour feels like a self-guided trip but it’s not. You pay less than a traditional guided trip, and can go on your own time with as few as 2 persons! Hotels are not included but we give you options and you can book your own space, or we can do it for you if you don’t have time or desire to work on that. This unique formula gives you control over your travel dates, budget, and ride pace!
Company: Pure Adventures
Trip Name: Snowmass Aspen Family Adventure
About: Family travel, multi-sport, low to moderate adventure; FIT
Rockies Family Adventure 2018! This summer bring your family and come to the high mountains to enjoy cool summer air, a variety of activities each day from river rafting to bike riding and jeep tour! Or, experience SUP (stand-up paddle boarding), and any number of incredible hikes among the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Jaw dropping vistas, downhill bike rides or bike path routes, and white rafting for all ages make this location a great family getaway! Snowmass & Aspen offer one of the most scenic settings anywhere in the Rocky Mountains. Condo style lodging offers your choice of size/space for your family and friends while all rooms come with a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable, easy, and relaxing. Kid friendly and safe!
Company: Singles Travel Service
Trip Name: Colorado + Rodeo + Rafting + Wester Sports Sampler
About: Trip for single persons only, moderate adventure; group travel
Join us for our ultimate summer sports vacation designed for the busy urban sports enthusiast… We have put together a mix of sports, cultural activities and food choices to give you a real western style vacation experience. We consider this the ultimate in summer fun…it’s about the sports, food, night life and a big group of singles to enjoy it all with. We break into small groups at various levels of ability allowing everyone to enjoy the mix of sports at their own pace. The ideal vacation for the active single looking for something really different.
Company: Adventures in Good Company
Trip Name: Colorado Rockies Ramble
About: women only, moderate to high adventure; group travel
The White River National Forest offers an incredible diversity of activities for anyone who loves the outdoors: hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, lush meadows full of extravagant wildflowers, and soaring mountain peaks. We will experience it all during our week here: we’ll go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, and gentle biking. During our week we will immerse ourselves in the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the Park. And at night we will retire to our comfortable vacation condos in Snowmass. Maximum group size: 12
Company: Muddy Shoe Adventures
Trip Name: EXPERIENCE COLORADO
About: transformational travel, low to moderate adventure; group travel
Muddy Shoe Adventures (MSA) designs and delivers handcrafted, life-changing, small-group adventures in the world’s most incredible destinations. Built around Joseph Campbell’s concept of ‘The Hero’s Journey,’ every Muddy Shoe Adventure is an opportunity to explore the world in a fun yet meaningful way with other amazing people. As you travel, you will:
- Challenge yourself with exciting adventure activities
- Immerse yourself in and learn about different cultures
- Indulge in healthy, delicious, and local food and drink
- Sleep in locally-owned and operated hotels and lodges
- Connect with new people, places, perspectives, & ideas
- Engage in informal yet inspirational group conversations
- Take much-needed time to reconnect with yourself
Whether you are an experienced adventurer or new to traveling, if you are ready to travel the world and transform your life, a Muddy Shoe Adventure is for you!