Starting at the trailhead in Snowmass Village, bikers can travel along a single track trail through the mountains of Aspen on what is known as Government Trail. Most of the trails in the area provide an exhausting ride through the terrain but the Government Trail provides a less exhausting option. The trail extends twelve miles or 19.31 km and is 100% single track the entire way. Some of the climbs are steep and somewhat technical therefore advanced biking skills are in order. The most challenging portion is near Snowmass Village but once a few miles out, the ride is smooth and less aggressive.
The trailhead is accessible out of Aspen but very difficult to find. The overall terrain is rocky and portions are smooth. The scenery is beautiful and offers forest gardens, large rock gardens, and a lot of fresh mountain air. Experienced bikers are recommended for this trail.
Due to the intermediate to advanced intensity of the trail, safety precautions should be made before tackling the trail. Some skill is required so it is important to pack the necessary biking gear. A helmet should be worn and extra water sources should be brought along for hydration, especially during the summer.