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Amazing Trail Ridge East Bike Tour!

Amazing Experience! This is a MUST-DO for RMNP. The owners / guides could not have been more... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Matthew K
Great way to see RMNP

We did the popular Trail Ridge East tour. As per the description, we left the shop around 7am... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
bhb603
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Amazing Experience! This is a MUST-DO for RMNP. The owners / guides could not have been more gracious - comforting & knowledgeable. Did Trail Ridge East Tour in September of 2018. Fall Foliage was beautiful. Road bike experience is not necessary. Guides made you feel very comfortable and safe. We stopped a numerous picturesque overlooks to take short breaks and learn about the geography / history of the Park. Don't be intimidated by the 26 miles, it is all downhill! P.S - Ask the male guide about anything bugs/trees/fungus if you are ready to be blow away with Entomology lessons!

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We did the popular Trail Ridge East tour. As per the description, we left the shop around 7am, drove up to the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, and then biked down. Total trip is about 25 miles, but we stop every few miles at various overlooks and pull offs. The guides, Brandon and Kerry, are very knowledgeable of the wildlife and geology, so we learned quite a bit. Overall it was a fun and interesting way to see RMNP... I would recommend!

1  Thank bhb603
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a blast on our morning downhill ride on Trail Ridge East! We’ve done a similar trip in Glacier Park, but I still felt nervous starting at 12,000+ feet and going all downhill. Brandon and Kerry very quickly put me at ease. They absolutely love this place and what they do, and their enthusiasm is contagious. They very quickly remembered everyone’s names, and I never felt unsafe in any way. They offered us water in our own water bottles to take home, and plenty of snacks. We also made plenty of stops, every five miles or so, where we could get off the bikes, stretch our legs, and take in the scenery. They are both so knowledgeable of the park and surrounding area, and so much fun to be with. The bikes were in great shape and easy to ride. They even had extra hats and gloves for those who forgot to bring their own. We enjoyed a nice lunch as we sat near the river on large rocks, and ended with a cool ride on the bike path around Lake Estes. Great value for the money and we had a great time! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a trip worth taking! If you feel good on a bike, this is a fun adventure. The owner and guides were engaging and educated about the park and it’s history. We saw plenty of animals and gorgeous views.
Dress accordingly since you will experience lots of weather changes from me the start to the finish, but you have many opportunities to stop and adjust.
Thanks for a great time, we loved every minute!

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to have perfect weather for this magnificent scenic downhill ride through the Rocky Mountain NP. We were transported by van to Rock Cut where the cycle began. It’s downhill almost all the way & pedaling was required the last quarter of the ride. It’s easy & oh what a felling cycling through the Rockies! There are several stops on the way with points of interest & informative chats. Communication with New Adventure Cycling were excellent leading up to the tour. The safety briefing, bikes, helmets, information along the way, stop offs, snacks, lunch & general enthusiasm of this company was excellent. Branden, Alyshia & Kerrie are passionate & experienced about the Rockies & making sure we had a great day. Thanks NAC it was a fantastic experience & I highly rexommend to those who enjoy cycling on their travels. Get on your bike & have a go!

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had 10 total in our group (Scouts). For the ride, we had 2 separate groups of 5, depending on riding experience. Seth (outstanding/great guy!) was our guide. Very scenic all the way down - 26 miles. Mainly coasting. Safety is taken seriously with New Venture! Thanks for a great experience!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I just had a recent hip replacement. Where does my wife bring me for a vacation? RMNP where all things require physical activity. I must say, I was a little leery about doing this. After she read all the descriptions of the various tours, we decided on the North Fork Cinnamon Roll tour. What a great experience. Seth and Carrie were awesome guides. We got educated in biology, horticulture, geology and history in a fun and interesting way. Points of interest from the devastating 2013 flood were especially interesting. You visit a general store in Glen Haven for a cinnamon roll and a short break. The ride is not strenuous at all and ended much too soon. We really enjoyed it and will do a different tour when we return.

1  Thank deestand
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I did the Trail Ridge East ride and it was awesome! The views are absolutely stunning! Brandon and Dot have so much knowledge about the history of the Rockies and Estes Park as well all the various eco-systems we traveled through on our ride. It was a thrilling experience to catch some speed going down while learning so much during each of our stops along the way. They are well prepared with extra clothing, hats, gloves, etc. as my wife and I were a bit under dressed. The snacks and lunch were an extra surprise we were not expecting. Saw plenty of wildlife as well. What a great experience at a reasonable price!

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

My family of 5 had a fabulous time! Truly recommend it. Everything was organized before we arrived and all went smoothly.

Thank nap933
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

My family of five did the Cinnamon Roll ride tour while vacationing in Colorado. We had a great time and it was a lovely way to see the beautiful area. Those rolls are huge and very delicious. Unfortunately with most of the ride downhill, we didn't come close to burning off all those calories. No worries though because the scenery along the ride was well worth it. We stopped a few times along the ride and learned more about the area from our guides Seth and Kari. The ten mile ride was over before we knew it and we were all sad those ten miles went by so fast. As with all outdoor activities in the area, bring layers. The weather was a tad cool at the start, but the additional breeze/wind from riding the bikes made it a lot colder during the first part of the trip. You can always ditch the top layers in the support van at one of the later stops if you start warming up.

If we ever end up back in Estes Park, we'd love to do the ride down the Trail Ridge Road next.

Thank Aitrus
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