Bike: Sandstone Trail Loop (1/2 day)
This route includes spectacular vistas, wide-open meadows, some single track riding, and short easy technical sections.
This route includes spectacular vistas, wide-open meadows, some single track riding, and short easy technical sections. The Sandstone Trail Loop will take you on a ride through open meadows, dirt roads, and single-track paths below huge sandstone formations and the outline of peaks whose summits rise more than 8000’ above. The route, often considered the best ride in The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks trail system, is ideal for beginner and advanced beginner riders or for more advanced riders just looking for a beautiful introduction to Rocky Mountain Riding. The tour follows single track, doublewide track and some farm vehicles roads for a 5-7 mile circular route with multiple side variations.
Itinerary: We depart and end from your hotel or a central meeting spot, while driving 5-10 minutes each way to and from a trailhead. While driving, we will cover vital safety and riding considerations. After arriving at trailhead, we will custom fit your bike if we did not do it prior to departing or if your have your own ride, and then head off for a 2 to 3:30 great mountain bike tour. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience together.
Included: The services of professional biking guide(s); bike rental (Fuji hard-tailed mountain bike) and helmet; round-trip transportation between hotel or central meeting location and trailheads (if needed); water and snacks; education about local and natural history, repair kits (floor pump, hand pump, patch kits, medical kits, etc.).
Not Included: Gratuities for guide (while this is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%). Denver hotel pick-up is extra $125 per group.
Special Notes: Bike Upgrade Available! We can arrange for a full suspension mountain bike for an additional cost.
Difficulty Description: Easy and Moderate. Easy: Gentle climbs and easily avoidable obstacles such as rocks and roots. Moderate: Steep slopes and/or obstacles, possibly on narrow trails with poor traction. Requires riding experience and some fitness.
What To Bring: Sent with trip confirmation