We’ve got the ultimate weekend adventure that won’t require any planning on your part! The Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat Package includes all you need to know to get fed, get rested, and get stoked for all the fun in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Explore the top destinations in Colorado in the shortest amount of time while glamping at the beautiful Green Bridge Inn in Red Cliff, Colorado. This incredible package can be one, two, three or even FOUR days long!
Included in your Eat, Sleep, Ridge, Repeat Package is 10% off rentals from Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals, 10% off 6 meals at Mango’s Mountain Grill, and 10% off 3 nights of lodging at Green Bridge Inn. This may just be one of the most amazing deals you’ll find in the entire state of Colorado. See details below.
Day One: Your Rocky Mountain Adventure begins as you head out Red Cliff’s back door on Shrine Pass Road. Explore the backcountry of Vail Pass in a UTV/side-by-side. Discover wide-open meadows full of wildflowers (and an enormous herd of sheep that moves around the valley), thick pine forests and glorious views of the Gore and Sawatch Ranges. The aspen trees explode with color in the fall. Terrain types vary and are suitable for all levels.
Day Two: Pull out of Red Cliff in style driving a Polaris Slingshot. This open-air roadster feels like driving a life-sized version of the Hot Wheels cars you played with as a kid. Heads will turn, but you’ll be having too much fun to notice.
Because Red Cliff really is in the center of it all, you’ve got two options for your Slingshot journey:
1. Cruise south on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway to Leadville, the highest city in Colorado. Stay awhile for some laid back Main Street shopping and dining in Leadville or turn west and make the drive over Independence Pass to Aspen.
2. Leave north out of Red Cliff over Battle Mountain Pass to I-70 East. Take the Vail exit and browse the elite boutiques in Vail Village. If high-end shops aren’t your thing, just keep going east over Vail Pass to Summit County (the most beautiful stretch of I-70 in the country). Frisco welcomes visitors with an iconic Main Street where you can enjoy family-friendly dining and shopping, a historic park, art exhibits, and hassle-free parking. From Frisco drive over Swan Mountain Road for the breathtaking views and scenic overlooks of Lake Dillon. This is an easy loop back to I-70 West.
Day Three: The past few days, you’ve gotten plenty to eat at Mango’s Mountain Grill and plenty of rest at the comfortable Green Bridge Inn. You’re ready for another day of adventure. Put on some sunscreen and get ready for a day on the lake on a stand-up paddleboard. This watercraft is so much better than a canoe or kayak because you have the option to sit, kneel, stand, or even take a break lying down while soaking in the sun. Floating on the water is incredibly relaxing! Options for your SUP time include Nottingham Lake in Avon or Piney Lake just south of Vail. For bonus fun on this day, take along a Onewheel rental from RMAR and hit a rec path to try out your flow skills. If you like snowboards or skateboards, the Onewheel will blow your mind!
Day Four: You’re a true adventure seeker and can’t get enough. We get it! There is still so much more to do and see. Today you’ll explore the rugged Four Mile Recreational area around the Brown’s Canyon National Monument and the Arkansas River near Buena Vista. This charming town sits at the base of the Continental Divide with the backdrop of Colorado’s tallest mountain peaks. Off-roading terrain includes rock scrambles (for those with advanced skills) and numerous breathtaking overlooks. Buena Vista is a mecca for river sports and if a float down the Arkansas is on your bucket list, we can point you in the right direction.
The Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat Package was created with YOU in mind. Your vacation time is precious and you want to make the most of it. Pick and choose from Days 1-4 above.
Our local staff knows the Rockies from the valleys to the high country like no one else. For you this means maximum fun without the guesswork and “wish we had knowns.” By listening to the particular wants and needs of your group, we can offer customized suggestions for each day of your stay in the Colorado mountains of Red Cliff. Please call or email us today, we look forward to hearing from you. (970) 471-8491.
*Minimum requirements to qualify for the Eat, Sleep, Ridge, Repeat Package are a 2-day rental from RMAR and a 1-night stay at the Green Bridge Inn. Holidays are excluded.
Authored by K Stanford