The Roaring Fork Valley is recognized for more than 300 miles of single-track trails and miles of additional routes between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. It was the first Gold-Level designation in Colorado and just the seventh worldwide. You will find a wide range of trails in and around Aspen from smooth, fun rollers to dedicated, double-black downhills. The spectacular natural beauty surrounding our trails is just a bonus. So bring your bikes or rent them while your here, and surround yourself with heart-pounding enjoyment. You can find over 120 Aspen trails and all the relative information you’ll need at the MTB Project

    Sky Mountain Park

    This recently acquired open space property lies on the ridge between Brush Creek and Owl Creek, above the airport. Many different routes sprawl on perfectly-graded modern trails. Views of Aspen, Independence Pass, Snowmass and the rugged Elk Mountains abound. Really awesome and totally worthwhile.

    Buttermilk Bowls Loop

    This loop is a steady grind with amazing single-track on the descent. It is difficult because it's steep but not overly technical with about 60% single-track. 8.8 miles

    Government Trail

    Typically ridden from Snowmass to Buttermilk but it can be ridden the opposite direction for more climbing. It has several technical, rocky areas that require stream crossings. 6.6 miles

    Lincoln Creek Road to Ruby Ghost Town

    The riding is primarily moderate and beautiful in the high alpine. There's no single track on this ride but the road offers some nice climbs. The beauty is you can turn around anywhere, anytime if time, energy or weather demand. 21.7 miles

    Hunter Creek Hummingbird

    This short ride is a connector for longer rides but can be enjoyed on its own. It is Hunter Creek's first machine-built trail. 1.8 miles

    Hunter Creek Trail

    This trail starts on the Rio Grande Trail and eventually becomes a steep hiking trail. The eastern end of the trail is close to the Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness boundary, which makes for a beautiful out-and-back ride. Look for the Verena Mallory single-track for a half mile detour. 4 miles

    Smuggler-Hunter Creek Loop

    Smuggler and Hunter Creek Loops are mostly intermediate rides but there are expert technical challenges along the way. It starts with a rigorous ride up Smuggler Mountain Road. 9.6 miles

    Smuggler-Hobbit-Sunnyside Loop

    A difficult ride gaining 3200 feet in elevation, offers lots of opportunity for climbing and plenty of descending through diverse terrain and landscapes. Most descents are single track. 17.7 miles

    Snowmass to Aspen

    This is a one-way trip from Snowmass ski area to the base of Buttermilk and rated as a difficult ride. Technical rocky areas and roots offer a challenge for even the experienced. 17.6 miles

    Snowmass Rim Trail Loop

    Intermediate ride up Brush Creek Bike Path to just below the ski area. single-track with lots of climbing up a 7 mile single-track path. Gaining 1800 feet in elevation, its a challenge but the views are 360 degrees of wonderful. 10.5 miles

    Snowmass Loop

    Snowmass has one of the best single-track riding systems in Colorado and it continues to expand. Epic mountain views, grassy meadows, rocks, jump lines, forests, and flowers. The Snowmass Loop has it all. 24.1 miles