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Rolling through the Rockies: A Bicycling Adventure

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From the silver mining towns and open frontiers of Colorado’s “Old West” to the ski destinations of its “New West,” this six-day bicycling adventure from Frisco to Aspen explores the people, natural resources and history of the rugged and majestic central Rocky Mountains.


• Bicycle on 28-speed hybrids on mostly off-highway paved bike paths amid the vibrant colors of autumn.
• Soothe sore muscles in the mineral-rich, natural spring waters of the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs.
• Ride the 16-mile Glenwood Canyon trail and view towering canyon walls, the roaring rapids of the Colorado River, limestone and granite cliffs, natural hot springs, and colorful freight and passenger trains.

Program Notes

Quality 24-speed hybrid-style bicycles are provided, helmets required. Participants may bring own bicycles if approved in advance. Participants may also bring own seats and/or pedals if desired. Rolling hills, easy to moderate climbs, several steep, on paved roads/highways with moderate traffic and paved bicycle paths. Must demonstrate good biking ability; proficiency/safety test is conducted.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Biking up to 40 miles a day. Sag wagon provides support. Elevations of 5,700-10,650 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Frisco, 2 nights; Avon, 1 night; Glenwood Springs, 1 night; Snowmass Village, 1 night; van to Frisco, departure.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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5 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences


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