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There are acres and acres of slopes and terrain to explore either on foot, on horseback, or on two wheels. Snowmass Bike Park - with over 50 miles
of varied trails - offers lift-serviced biking via the Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift. Any needed equipment can be rented, and mountain guides who
know the trails well are there to assist in the planning, and to lead the group safely through the terrain.
u River Rafting: Rafting the Roaring Fork River is one of the Aspen/
Snowmass area's most popular adventures. The Upper Roaring Fork - a
class III white water rapids - is known for its exceptionally beautiful
scenery as it meanders through the mountainous terrain. An abundance
of wildlife can be seen along its banks. The Lower Roaring Fork is a bit
tamer as a class II rapids. It's ideal for first timers or families as they
float through the scenic surroundings. Morning and afternoon trips are
available for both the Upper and Lower sections. Reservations are required. To plan your trip, contact: www.blazingadventures.com
u The Lost Forest - The Grand Opening will be Summer 2018.
Be one of the first to explore the Lost Forest, the new on-mountain
adventure center is located mid-mountain at Snowmass. Ride the Elk
Camp Gondola and Chairlift to this action-packed area and get the
adrenaline flowing on the alpine coaster, climbing walls, zip lines, ropes
courses, and much more. So much fun for all ages!
For a speedy descent down Snowmass's beautiful terrain, board an
alpine coaster car. The mile long track twists and turns - dropping you
more than 400 vertical feet. Thrilling! Or, soar among the treetops and
over cliffs. Follow your guide on eight different ziplines of various degrees
of difficulty, two sky bridges and platforms mounted on the trees in the
Canopy Run zipline course. Want more challenging activities? Try the
rope courses. You choose the degree of difficulty. Or, ascend the climbing
For more adventures, visit the Snowmass Bike Park. Take the Elk
Camp Chairlift to the summit, and follow the trails to the Snowmass Base
Village. Trails of varying degrees of difficulty covers almost 3,000 vertical
feet of purpose-built downhill paths. Three new Gravity Logic - a prominent mountain bike park developer - designed trails will debut this summer. These trails - one green, one blue and one black, will add seven miles
to the park's terrain.
u Horseback Riding: Saddle up to explore the serene beauty of
Snowmass on horseback. There are over 23 miles of equestrian trails
following creeks, and/or climbing to higher alpine basins and mountain
passes. Easy paths are available for never - evers to see the wildflowers
from a different perspective, advanced trails for the very experienced, or
the inbetween adventure seeker. Ride for an hour, a half day, a full day or
grab an over-night pack to camp in the wilderness. Guides provided.
u Board the Gondola: See the iconic Maroon Bells from the top of Elk
Camp - earn the view by hiking to the 11,325' lookout, or ride the gondola
and chairlift to the top.
u Hike the Terrain: Hike the Rim Trail to Spiral Point and stand on a
giant marble yin yang to take in a spectacular view of Mt. Daly, or visit
HikeSnowmass.com for a detailed guide to the 90+ miles of hiking trails in
u Snowmass Bike Park: Pedal the Viewline Trail to the mountain
bike paradise of Sky Mountain Park or blast down buff gravity trails in
the Snowmass Bike Park. BikeSnowmass.com details all 80+ miles of stunning singletrack in Snowmass so you can pick your perfect ride.
2018 Far West Skier's Guide - Summer Supplement