LOST FOREST in ASPEN SNOWMASS, sponsored by ski.com and aspen snowmass
Something happens out here. Something awakens us. Challenges us, pushes us to do more. You don’t have to be a kid to believe that there’s magic in nature. You just have to find it.
Welcome to the Lost Forest.
Lost Forest is located approximately 25 minutes from the hotel.
Activities will include:
- Ropes course
- Climbing wall
- Mountain coaster
Experiencing Maroon Bells
The Maroon Bells, a series of distinctively bell-shaped, wine-colored peaks towering 14,000 feet above the pristine, glacial Maroon Valley, remain the most photographed mountains in North America and offer some of the most spectacular natural views in the world. From meadows of vibrant wildflowers to airy groves of Aspen trees to summit-based alpine tundra, the Maroon Bells promise a variety of natural habitats and a diverse, vivid representation of the wild Rocky Mountain range. Attendees will have the opportunity to hike or bike in Maroon Bells or do yoga nearby.
Hike Maroon Bells and Crater Lake: This hike begins at beautiful Maroon Lake, where your guide will lead you on a short orientation acquainting you with some of the local wildflowers, trees and geology. The trail continues past Maroon Lake and climbs gradually to Crater Lake. The stunning view of the 14,000 foot Maroon Bells will reward your efforts during the entire hike. At the lake, you will pause for photos in one of the most beautiful settings you’ll ever experience. During the hike you’ll learn about the formations of the Bells, native vegetation and a family of beavers that calls the lake their home.
Downhill Bike in Maroon Bells: Once we arrive at Maroon Lake, your guides will take you on an orientation walk to acquaint you with some of the local wildflowers, trees and geology. The group will conclude their walk at the lake and head back to get fitted on their bikes. After everyone has limbered up, you will begin your effortless 12-mile paved, downhill descent. Along the way, you are welcome to stop and enjoy the spectacular views, and to photograph one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Colorado. The Maroon Bells road is closed to most vehicular traffic for the majority of the summer, and affords a perfect opportunity to enjoy your downhill bike ride.
Yoga at the East Maroon Portal, Sponsored by Club Med: Enjoy a 1.5 hour yoga class at the East Maroon Portal. The Portal sits next to Maroon Creek and offers spectacular views of Aspen and evergreen forests. Instructor Erica Berens of Four Seasons Yoga & Wellness will guide participants through a heartfelt practice, incorporating traditions such as lyengar, vinyasa, yin, and restorative into her classes. This is an all-outdoor class so expect sun and variable surfaces. After the class, the group will be driven to see the famous Maroon Bells for a photo op! Mats and water will be provided.