To get away from it all on two wheels, there’s nothing quite like mountain biking. Take an easy pedal on a jeep road or an exhilarating descent on singletrack. A few of the trails you may want to try are the Basalt Mountain Road, Beaver Creek Trail, Cattle Creek Trail, or the Dexter Park Trail.
To be safe, make sure you have the right bike, gear, food, water, and clothing. A map is advisable. And if you’re unfamiliar with bike etiquette and the rules of the trail, please review them before you head out.
Trail conditions can be found on the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) website.
If you like paved surfaces for your two-wheeled adventures, start pedaling from Basalt. From here, ascend scenic Fryingpan Road, or ride the gentle 42-mile Rio Grande Trail, a former railroad line that’s now closed to motor vehicles.