Kick Some Pass Daily Elevation Profiles
If you love to ride, don’t mind some climbs, really enjoy magnificent views and great accommodations, this trip is for you. Below are the daily elevations – gains and losses.
Day 1: Turquoise Lake and Mineral Belt Trail – Leadville, CO. This can be a challenging day because it’s your first ride at high altitude. It’s a lower mileage day as a nice warm-up for the week.
Day 2: Your first pass! We’ll ride from the hotel up the iconic Cottonwood Pass in Buena Vista, CO. You get to climb up and then enjoy the full ride back down.
Day 3: Pass number 2! The one and only – Independence Pass! Your ride begins at Twin Lake and ends in Aspen!
Day 4: There are multiple options on day 4. They all begin the same with a ride from your hotel in Aspen, up to the iconic Maroon Bells. This is an awesome ride with an incredible mountain view at Maroon Lake. From the Maroon Bells, you will have 3 different mileage options depending on how you’re feeling. They all bring you to Glenwood Springs, CO.
59 mile option:
64 mile option:
77 mile option:
Day 5: The big day! At nearly a century – day 4 brings you over Gore Pass to Kremmling, CO from Glenwood Springs.
Day 6: The final pass! You will ride from Grand Lake over Milner Pass through the Rocky Mountain National Park and finish your day on the outskirts of Estes Park, CO.