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Colorado Adventure Guides offers guided mountain biking tours and instructional courses based out of our Silverthorne, CO Basecamp. Join one of our friendly mountain biking instructors for an amazing time riding the best trails that Summit County has to offer! From grinding climbs, to flowy downhills, to historic mining roads, let us show you the way to some fun!

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Mountain Biking Tours, Courses, & Shuttles

Enjoy the amazing trails of Summit County

Offbeat mountain enthusiasts and ideal terrain helped grow mountain biking into the popular sport it is today, with a rich off-road cycling history dating back to the late 1970’s. Our professional certified guides will take you on tours of epic single-track trails or forest service roads rolling past historic mining towns, all within easy proximity to Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, and Keystone.

From half day trips to full day rides, guided adventures to instructional courses, we have something for everybody. We’re trained and equipped to perform on-trail bike maintenance and can provide skills instruction to increase your riding confidence and ability. Bring your own bike our rent one through one of our partnering rental shops.

Guided Mountain Biking Tours

Beginner to Advanced Mountain Bike Tours

Do you love riding bikes? So do we! We are here to take the guess-work out of your mountain bike adventure and show you some of our favorite rides. Half Day and Full Day options as well as instructional skills courses available.

Choose from an Iconic Trail, a mellow day of discovery, or a tried and true singletrack loop. Interested in riding the famous Colorado Trail? We do that too! Our guides are experienced in mountain bike instruction and make it their goal to choose the correct terrain for your ability, fitness level, and overall desires. Let us create a ride just for you. Need a bike? Let us know and we’ll help with your rental or demo!


Difficulty:   Intermediate – Advanced (Level 2-5)

Duration: Half Day or Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 5 guests

Meeting Time: Half day tours depart at 8am and 1pm. Full day tours depart at 8am.

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience


1 person – $265 Half Day | $380 Full Day

2 people – $160 Half Day | $200 Full Day

3 people – $135 Half Day | $175 Full Day

4-5 people – $110 Half Day | $150 Full Day

6+ people – Call for rates

**Bike Rental fee adds an extra $80 per bike

**All prices are per person. All guided rides are group rides. Private trips available for additional $25/per person

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Intro to Mountain Biking Course

Beginner Mountain Biking Instructional Course

Offering both co-ed and female specific dates, the skills taught in this course are designed as an introductory course to mountain biking. This full-day course will include basic bike awareness, beginner skills practice as well as on-trail skills application. The day will be completed with a short tour of trails in one of the Summit County trail systems where students can practice their newly learned skills.

2024 Course Dates
  • June 1st – Women’s Specific
  • June 15th – Co-ed
  • June 29th – Women’s Specific
  • July 13th – Co-ed
  • July 27th – Women’s Specific
  • Aug 10th – Co-ed
  • Aug 24th – Women’s Specific
  • Sept 7th – Co-ed

Difficulty:  This is course designed for the beginner mountain biker with little or no prior mountain biking experience.

Duration: Full-day (8 hours)

Guides: 1 instructor for every 5 students

Meeting Time: 8:00am

Meeting Location:  Varies

What We Provide: Professional, experienced local instructor.  CAG can provide rental bikes for an additional fee.

What You Need: Water, Lunch, Snacks, Appropriate clothing for a full day in the great outdoors.


$200 per person*

*Course minimum of 2 people to run

*Does not include bike rental

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Womens Specific

What You'll Learn

Pre-ride bike inspection

Mountain biking trail etiquette

Body Position

Braking Shifting

Foot position

Bike/body separation

Tight turns

Climbing Technique

Basic Cornering

Intermediate Mountain Biking Course

Next Level Mountain Bike Course

Learn and practice skills to elevate your mountain biking to the next level! This course is designed for riders with prior mountain biking experience. The skills taught in this course build on our intro course and include intermediate skills including berm and flat turn cornering, beginner drops and jumps, intro to technical riding, and more. This is a 2-day course and will introduce new skills and practice as well as on-trail skills application.

2024 Course Dates
  • June 8th-9th
  • June 22nd-23rd
  • July 8th-9th
  • July 20th-21st
  • Aug 3rd-4th
  • Aug 17th-18th

Difficulty:  This is course designed for the intermediate to advanced mountain biker looking learn new technical skills. *

*Newer riders are encouraged to take our Intro to MTB Course prior to this course.  Course Series discounts available.

Duration: 2 Full-days (16 hours)

Guides: 1 instructor for every 5 students

Meeting Time: 8:00am

Meeting Location:  Varies

What We Provide: Professional, experienced local instructor.  CAG can provide rental bikes for an additional fee.

What You Need: Water, Lunch, Snacks, Appropriate clothing for a full day in the great outdoors and a bike.  See Mountain Biking Equipment List.


$375 per person

*Course minimum of 3 people to run

*Lodging discounts available

*Does not include bike rental

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What You'll Learn

Utilizing bikes suspension to full potential

Front Wheel Lift

Rear Wheel Lift

High Speed Cornering

Tight Turns


Beginning jumping

Basic on-trail maintenance

Youth Mountain Bike Camp

Ride Bikes. Learn Skills. Have Fun!

This youth mountain biking camp will consist of a hybrid of skills sessions and on-trail application to help kids develop a solid foundation of skills to take with them on the rest of their mountain biking journey. This camp will be held in and throughout the Summit County area with common areas being around the Town of Breckenridge and the Frisco Peninsula Trail System. Topics will include but not be limited to bike/body positioning, braking, gear shifting, climbing and descending techniques, and more! All participants should feel comfortable riding a bike and be familiar with braking and steering.

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Winter Park Mountain Biking

Now offering guided Winter Park Mountain Biking Tours!

Winter Park is an amazing mountain biking destination. From world-class downhill terrain in Trestle Bike Park to the amazing and pristine single-track trail systems around the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, this area of Colorado has excellent mountain biking options for varying skill levels and abilities. We are excited to offer guided half day and full day guided tours in the Idlewild and Corona trails systems and the Strawberry Creek trails. Need a bike? No problem! We partner with Gravity Haus Winter Park to take care of all mountain bike rental needs!

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Mountain Bike Shuttles

Mountain Bike Shuttles in Summit County, CO

Take your pick from some of our favorite Summit & Park County Shuttled mountain bike rides, from the more beginner-friendly Salt Lick Trail to the more intermediate and advanced Peaks Trail and Gold Dust Trail. Choose your adventure with these guided rides from Colorado Adventure Guides. Shuttle included! Disclaimer: All shuttled rides will also include some uphill riding.

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Salt Lick Trails, Silverthorne, Colorado

Distance: about 7 miles with 2 laps.

Rating: Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

Elevation: about 250ft gain and 1300ft descent

Season: July through September

Description: Part of Red Mountain Open Space, Salt Lick Trail offers a range of shorter and more accessible options for more novice to intermediate riders. This area is right out the back door from the CAG headquarters in Silverthorne, where you can be riding minutes after your arrival. This series of trails pass through stands of lodgepole pine and aspen and you are greeted with amazing views of Lake Dillon, the Continental Divide the surrounding areas. The Salt Lick Trail System offers intermediate routes for more novice mountain bikers. What’s really cool? A couple of hot laps via shuttle! We’ll load up the van and drive to the top of the Salt Lick and then ride plenty of rolling terrain. At the bottom we will meet our driver and do it all again. The end of the day will find us near one of our local breweries for the perfect end of ride refreshment.

Rates: per person

  • 1 person :  $350
  • 2 people : $175
  • 3 people : $150
  • 4-5 people: $125
  • 6+ people: call for rates
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Peaks Trail, Frisco, Colorado

Distance: 8 miles one way

Rating: Intermediate to Advanced

Elevation: 931 ft ascent and 1,838 ft descent

Season: June through September

Description: Frisco is surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest (75% of Summit County is public land) and it takes locals years to bike it all so you will never be bored. The Peaks trail is one of the most well-known mountain biking trails in Summit county, but it’s a good hike as well. This legendary stretch of mostly blue singletrack trail that connects Breckenridge to Frisco is a popular trail for good reasons. Explore rolling forested trails with lots of rocks, roots, climbs, and some killer downhill. The trail is cut out of pine and aspen trees, and at times will include incredible views of the surrounding mountains. This trail will be ridden with a shuttle to Breckenridge to enjoy the mostly downhill route back, which has a bit of uphill feel at the start, and is the most way Summit locals ride this legendary stretch. This is classic Summit County singletrack, from a rocky and rooty, to more flowy and speedy singletrack style of trail.

Rates: per person

  • 1 person :  $350
  • 2 people : $175
  • 3 people : $150
  • 4-5 people: $125
  • 6+ people: call for rates
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General Info


Unless otherwise noted for courses there is no experience necessary. From novice to advanced, we have rides for kids, families, and climbers of all experience levels.

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Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Instructors

A 5:1 maximum instructor to student ratio.

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations more than 14 DAYS PRIOR to a course or a camp start time and 48 HOURS PRIOR for guided adventures. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored with 14 DAYS prior notice to any course start date and 48 HOURS notice to guided adventures. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling. This allows us the time to contact those who have been put on the wait-list.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this activity?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding activity, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to book a private group course?

All of our guided mountain biking trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please check out our Mountain Bike Courses or contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule. You may book a private group course, subject to availability. If you are interested, please let us know!

How much does it cost to rent a mountain bike in Colorado?

We partner with local mountain bike rental shops and our rental cost is $80 per bike. We take the stress away and take the time to get the reservation all setup for you. Mountain bike rentals are typically full suspension bikes with flat pedals and disc brakes and are sized accordingly to the individual.

When is the best time of year to go mountain biking?

The best time to go mountain biking in Colorado is whenever you can get out! Our biking season can vary yearly and by location but here in the high elevations of Summit County our biking season typically lasts mid-late May through September and even October on some years.

When and how do I meet up with the group?

Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 2 weeks prior to course start date or 48 hours prior to guided activity to finalize details including trip meet time and location.

What kind of bike do I need?

All of our mountain biking trips will be operated on dirt trails with varying length and difficulty. We strongly encourage that all participants are on full suspension or hard-tail style mountain bikes with disc brakes and flat footed pedals. Contact us if you need rentals and we can help set you up through one of our partnering rental shops.

What equipment is necessary to go mountain biking?
  • Water
  • Food/Snacks
  • Half-shell biking helmet
  • Biking gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Synthetic Layering (t-shirt or long sleeve shirt, long shorts or pants)
Should I tip my guide/instructor?

Your guides/instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007


    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498


    (970) 893-8007

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