The Colorado Kick Some Pass tour is a truly epic cycling vacation with big climbs, awesome descents, incredible views and excellent lodging. Each day we’ll explore a new piece of Colorado — experiencing Wild Western charm in Leadville, upscale luxuries in Aspen and the gigantic hot spring pool in Glenwood Springs. Along the way, we’ll ride smooth paved bike paths and quiet roads with the best scenery the state has to offer. Join us for a week in road biking paradise.
Custom bike tour departures available for groups of 6 or more.
Kick Some Pass in Colorado is designed as an advanced level tour, with intense climbs and long days– we ask that those who join us in Colorado have advanced bike handling skills. Daily climbing ranges from 2500 to 4000 feet!
Rocky Mountain National Park
Glenwood Hot Springs
City of Aspen
Maroon Bells & Independence Pass
Surf Hotel & Chateau in Buena Vista
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
Hearthstone House in Aspen
The Gateway Inn
Day 1: Meet your guides and fellow riding mates in Denver. From there, we’ll shuttle to Leadville and begin our first ride of the week – 33 miles around Leadville on the paved Mineral Belt Trail and County Road 4 around Turquoise Lake. Take it easy while you’re riding at 10,000 feet! This ride is designed to help you acclimate to the altitude in the Rockies.
Day 2: Today’s ride is an epic ascent from downtown Buena Vista, all the way up Cottonwood Pass in the Sawatch Mountains. This spectacular climb starts at the western edge of Buena Vista at 8016 feet, then climbing to an oxygen-sucking 12,126 feet. As we ride up through a series of gulches, we’re surrounded by cottonwood thick forest and the soothing burble of Cottonwood Creek.
Day 3: This morning we’ll shuttle to Twin Lakes, the starting point of our ride. Today you’ll ride the famous Independence Pass – through spectacular mountain scenery, including the Elk Mountains and Collegiate Peaks, to the little town of Aspen.
Day 4: We’ll ride out of the Hearthstone House this morning to one of the most beautiful places in Colorado – the Maroon Bells. We’ll climb the quiet Maroon Creek Road, winding up the long valley in the shade of pines and aspens. We’ll take a break to enjoy the view from Maroon Lake of Maroon Bells, then descend down the valley on the Rio Grande trail.
Day 5: After a relaxing soak and a good night’s rest in Glenwood Springs, we’ll ride out of the lodge for the biggest day of the tour. Today we’ve got 97 miles of fantastic riding along the Colorado River.
Day 6: Today we’ll ride along Colorado’s highway 34, or Trail Ridge Rd. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, traversing Rocky Mountain National Park. There are some spectacular views along the giant switchbacks, leading you to a summit that tops out around 12,000 feet.
* Wilderness Voyageurs is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Rocky Mountain National Park
Trip Length - Days
5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches
PP Double Occupancy
Standard Bike Rental
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.