The Best Extreme Sports Road Trip Loop in the West
"Go west, young man" was once the advice to all ambitious Americans, as the land of opportunity was becoming more and more crowded along the eastern side.
It's still great advice, especially for those looking for fun. For our guys trip this year (a few guys from PA visit us in CO every year), we decided instead of the ski in/ski out-stay in one place idea, we'd road trip it, and enjoy cold and warm weather sports.
I live in Fort Collins. I picked the guys up from the Denver Airport one Sunday night.
Monday we skied and rode at Beaver Creek, then drove three hours to Moab.
Tuesday we mountain biked Moab, then drove about 3 more hours to Park City, where we'd stay for a few days and shred the surrounding summits.
Wednesday we skied and rode Canyons, Utah.
Thursday was a chill day.
Friday we skied and rode Snowbird, Utah.
Saturday we played 18 holes in Salt Lake, just for good measure.
Saturday night, I drove 3 hours to Steamboat.
Sunday, I made a few turns in Steamboat, then drove 3 more hours back to my beautiful home in Fort Collins.