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BEST PLACE TO MOUNTAIN BIKE

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Winter Park Resort

With more than 600 miles of trails, Winter Park Resort has been dubbed Mountain Bike Capital USA.

The resort has it all, from mellow rides to challenging single-track adventures. It also offers guides and coaching. Coaches at its Trestle Bike Park School teach everything from the basics of downhill riding to boosting your skills for taking on the toughest terrain.

Not sure mountain biking is for you? Winter Park offers rentals so you can try it before buying. Downhill bike packages include not only the bike, but also a full-face helmet, sport jacket or elbow pads, knee/shin pads and gloves.

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Keystone Kesorl

Just an hour and 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Keystone is a year-round playground, offering everything from skiing, ice skating and snoweat tours to golf, hiking and horseback riding.

The Keystone Nordic Center in the White River National Forest offers special programs like Ladies Days, Mountain Top Treks or Snowshoe Eco Hikes, as well as cross-country skiing, skate skiing and tubing.

Keystone's two golf courses wind along the Snake River and through alpine meadows. There are nearly 60 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking.

A personalized treatment at the Spa at Key-stone is the perfect way to relieve sore muscles at the end of an...

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