McKnight Foundation – JUne 10, 2023
Blazing Adventures welcomes back the McKnight Foundation to Aspen! We have selected some of our most popular trips to get you outside and enjoy the mountains. Please follow the links below to book and we look forward to seeing you soon!!
All trips pick up from the front door of the Aspen Meadows at the times listed
Upper Roaring Fork: The Upper Roaring Fork was named Thunder River by Ute Indians to describe the rumbling sound that begins in early spring. This early season trip begins just 5 miles outside of Aspen at the Woody Creek Bridge and ends 3 miles above Basalt. Total river distance is 8 miles. This section features beautiful scenery and wildlife, and exceptional whitewater on class III rapids. This section’s close proximity to Aspen and Snowmass means that very little transportation time is involved. This trip departs at 1:15 PM and returns around 5:00PM. Cost: $135.00 per adult.
Maroon Bells & Lake – Maroon Creek Valley: Our tour begins with a drive to the “most photographed peaks in North America” – the Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake. At Maroon Lake there will be time for photographs and to talk about the local wildlife. After everyone has limbered up, you will begin your 12-mile downhill descent on a paved road through the Maroon Valley. Along the way, you are welcome to stop and enjoy the spectacular views, and to photograph one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Colorado. Your trip finishes in Aspen. We will stop for a refreshing snack along the way. The Maroon Bells road is closed to most vehicular traffic for the majority of the summer and affords a perfect opportunity to enjoy your downhill bike ride. The trip departs at 1:45 PM and returns by 5:00 PM. Cost: $165.00 per adult.
Backcountry Half Day Hike: Explore the White River National Forest with one of our experienced, local guides, as we get you out into the heart of the Elk Mountains. These hikes focus on a close look at the natural environment while you enjoy scenic, secluded trails. Let us choose the “most picturesque” trail depending on time of the year and group size. Trails vary, from Creekside hikes through Colorado Spruce, to winding trails through Aspen groves and wildflower filled alpine meadows, to steep trails that access hike mountain lakes. Elevation gain: 1,000-1,500 feet. The trip departs at 1:45 PM and returns by 5:00 PM. Cost: $145.00 per person.