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Ride the Rockies - Annual Bike Tour Comes thru Estes Park

Trail Ridge Road

In 1986, The Denver Post created the Ride the Rockies Colorado Bike Tour.  Every year since, elite bicyclists and every-day riding enthusiasts from across the country and around the world arrive in CO to participate in this six day tour.  With yearly route changes, the tour has highlighted the diverse terrain and communities across the state.  No matter the route, the riders face challenging mountain passes and spectacular views!

This year, Ride the Rockies will include a ride over Trail Ridge Road on June 14th, thru Estes Park, ending the 500+ mile ride in Fort Collins.  For those of you unfamiliar with Trail Ridge Road, it is the highest continuously paved road in the U.S., spanning Rocky Mountain National Park.  To view a computer generated fly-over of this stretch of the ride, highlighting the road and terrain in satellite view with scenic shots inserted, click here

Registration for Ride the Rockies is now open.  To learn more about it, go to http://ridetherockies.com/registration

If you'd like to be part of the action as a spectator, you can search for availability in Estes Park here.   

Totally Unique CO Winter Adventure

Perhaps you have grown tired of the long lines at ski resorts or the weekend traffic on I-70, or you are the type of person who seeks adventure – either way, I’ve got a suggestion that is sure to shake your winter blues!  Estes Park Outfitters is now offering a totally unique Colorado mountain adventure: Private High-Country Snow Cat Tours.

Snow Cat tour in CO mountains

 

You can choose a half day, full day, or overnight tour option (guests stay in a secluded log lodge nestled in Roosevelt National Forest, just 6 miles from downtown Estes Park).  Every tour is custom.  Cost for the snowcat is $350, with a maximum of 6 people.  Ride into the high country on a snow cat – a winter vehicle that’s one part snowmobile, one part hummer – and from there you can cross country ski in a pristine back country wilderness, carve first tracks as you downhill ski, or backcountry snowshoe with your friends. 

Back Country Cross Country Skiing

If you choose to stay the night, you and up to 7 other friends will enjoy the seclusion of staying in a totally GREEN, solar powered, luxury mountain retreat on 20 acres of pristine mountain property surrounded by federal lands. After spending an exhilarating day outdoors, come home to a roaring fire and relax.  What an awesome escape!

Solar powered green cabin near Estes Park 

Contact Estes Park Outfitters to book your own mountain adventure.