Fall musings from The Little Nell’s Lead Adventure Specialist, Kane Hudson:
Autumn has officially started, and the weather has been perfect these last few days here in Aspen. If you can make the time for some fall foliage tours, Aspen would be a great hub for your travels. Here are a couple scenes from the valley yesterday:
I’ve been taking advantage of all this nice fall weather and hitting the trails for some amazing biking and hiking. My girlfriend Lynette and I recently decided to put away the hiking poles and grab the mountain bikes to ride the Monarch Crest Trail.
Lynette and I caught a shuttle from Poncha Springs, Colorado, to the top of Monarch Pass (I highly recommend this if you want to avoid shuttling several vehicles). We unloaded the bikes and headed up the single track to ride the Monarch Crest Trail.
The Monarch Crest Trail encompasses an 11 mile section of the Continental Divide Trail and links with sections of the Colorado Trail, Silver Creek Trail and Rainbow Trail. The Monarch Crest Trail climbs over 1,800 ft, but it DROPS over 5,600 ft on the 32 mile return to Poncha Springs. The ride provides over 30 miles of single track, and it’s stunning. I love Colorado this time of year.
Need help organizing a Colorado/Aspen adventure? Contact Kane at The Little Nell Adventure Shop at 970-920-6315 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.