If you are fortunate enough to get away to Aspen, Colo. this weekend, check out these two opportunities to go on guided hikes/trail runs to either Cathedral Lake or Snowmass Lake. Professional guide service, Aspen Alpine Guides, is leading the hikes/runs as part of Outside in Aspen, a weekend filled with outdoor activities, such as trail running, mountain biking and stand-up paddle boarding, and panel discussions with the world’s top adventure athletes. Rumor has it US Trail Running champion, Rickey Gates, may lead the Snowmass Lake run.
Hike to Cathedral Lake
This popular day hike traverses through Aspen trees and scree fields to an alpine lake at 11,866 ft., just above tree line. Round trip hike of less than 6 miles and 200 feet of vertical gain.
Trail Running to Snowmass Lake
The Maroon Snowmass trail run has an uphill element (2580 ft. gain), but is primarily an endurance run on a narrow hiker’s trail that stretches 7.6 miles one way.
Both events will begin at 9am on Saturday. Make sure to arrive at Base Camp at Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 8:30am to check in and meet your guide.