When on vacation in Aspen, a day filled with heart-pumping action is always rewarded with truffle fries. Jumping off a mountain can be an exciting once in a lifetime opportunity, but riding to the Maroon Bells using the scenic route can be breathtaking all on its own. So why choose? This itinerary doesn't make you choose, you can do everything in one day!
8 am: Set sail on an early morning flight with Aspen Paragliding, giving you a bird’s eye view of Aspen & the surrounding valleys. Love the thrill of speed and feeling the wind in your hair? Look no further! Aspen is the best spot to make this an once in a lifetime memory!
12 pm: Pick up your road bike and kit to ride the classic Aspen rides of Maroon Creek Road (closed to cars between 8am-5pm) or Castle Creek Road where you can indulge in a late lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse for a delicious reward at the end of your long bike ride.
4 pm: Grab your car or hotel shuttle and head up Independence Pass, stopping at the Devil’s Punchbowl or Grottos Ice Caves for an afternoon of exploration on the continental divide. There is no better way to explore Colorado than hiking and finding hidden gems.
7 pm: Enjoy a delicious dinner on the patio of Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain for the best view of the Mountain and Gondola. Local's tip: they have legendary truffle fries!