September 27, 2013 · 7:00 AM
Great chance to get to the West slopes for some fun! This is the beautiful drive over Independence pass last opening days to allow this access to the Aspen Valley!
This is my favorite trip for Colorado road beauty and Aspens. Drive time 3hrs 30 min (plus stops)each way for this trip. Planning 2 stops..Buena Vista 30 min or so and Aspen 1 Hr.
The accommodation choices are for Two nights camping $10.00 ea or pick a nice hotel in Glenwood area. Hotel Colorado is great! Flexible activity schedule will allow 2 full days of variety of hiking,fishing,and of course soaking in the Glenwood Hot mineral springs pool! We do 2 events per day. One early one late...ending in time for 2 great Glenwood Springs Dinners together and a soak and walk by the rivers.
I will post the possible hikes (Maroon Belles and Hanging Lake are good) ck them out if you don't know them!
more on planning...need 2 hike leaders to step up for the hikers.
I will be doing the fly fishing trips .Anyone needing fishing help can count on my help! I will give casting lessons to anyone Wednesday prior to the trip. I can help with equipment too. Guaranteed good fishing and a good time. You will need a Co state fishing License.
Trip limit will be 20 total... up to 6 fishermen per fishing per trip (2 trips per day) and 2 4 hr hikes per day. I will add the hike links in a few days. All hikes are 2 to 4 hours out and back with 500 to 800 vertical typical. More difficult trails are there too.
Plenty to do if you just want to walk and take in the town. Try cking out Utube for videos on Independence Pass to give you some help on this trip. For me it's a no brainer. I will have hike captains and car driver info and more details if this materializes. SO much to do in this area. It's my old home town in the 90's.