The wheels of my Trek mountain bike are spinning fast and my hands are clenching the handlebars too tight as I shift into a higher gear and negotiate a hairpin turn that takes me into a sun-dappled glade of Aspen trees. My heart is racing at this point, adrenaline coursing through my veins, as I continue to hurtle down the front of Snowmass Mountain towards the village base.
It’s both terrifying and fantastically exhilarating.
Downhill mountain biking is just one of a number of adventure sports available throughout the summer when Colorado resorts shed their winter snow and welcome a different kind of traveler. You can also hit the alpine slides and coasters, fly through the sky on a zip line, or try a challenging ropes course.
No matter the season when you’re visiting, you can get your fix of an adrenaline rush at these eight Colorado resorts.