Government Trail: Snowmass to Aspen 2024

Date: July 10, 2023
Event Type: Mountain Bike
Location:  Start line will be at Base Village in Snowmass Village
Parking: Please use the free parking in Snowmass Base Village Garage for start. Course finishes near Aspen Golf Course, and parking is limited.

Course Description: This week, all categories will race the same course. Registration and the start line will be at Base Village in Snowmass Village. From the start line, the race will head uphill under the Elk Camp Gondola and up the work road until connecting with the Alpine Springs Access Road. Turn left onto Alpine Springs Access Road. Head uphill on the road until the intersection of Government Trail.

Turn Left onto the Government trail. Ride Government all the way to Buttermilk and Tiehack. When the trail comes out on the pavement continue downhill on the road for about 200 yards. Just before the Tiehack bridge, take a hard right onto a downhill section of trail passing under the bridge. At the bottom of the double track road, take a hard left onto the Maroon Creek Trail. Race along this sweet riverside trail until crossing under the Highway 82 Maroon Creek Bridge. You’ll then have a short punchy climb up a dirt and gravel road to the finish line next to the golf course.

Course Map

Start Times: 
Wave 1: 6:00pm – Men’s A
Wave 2: 6:03pm – Women’s A, Men’s B
Wave 3: 6:06pm – All other categories

Race Entries: Season registration and race entries close at 8:00 PM the night before each race. Please scroll down for registration and race entry.

Warm-Up: Please do not warm up on the race course after 6:00 PM.  Be respectful of traffic and property during your warmup. Do not block cars, and do not urinate in public. If caught urinating, you will be disqualified from the evening’s race. Plan accordingly.

Racer Check-In: 

  • All racers must verbally check-in at each mass start race. Racer check-in will take place from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM at the start of the race (unless specifically noted otherwise).
  • Check-in is not required for time-trial races.
  • We will issue your race numbers at your first race. You will keep the same number for the entire season.

Volunteer: To sign up to marshal for this race or any race go to the Marshal Sign-Up

Race Cancellation Policy: Please do not phone or text the race director for race cancellation information. In the event of inclement weather on race day, the Aspen Cycling Club Board of Directors will communicate with the Race Director to determine the Club’s ability to operate a race that is reasonably safe for competitors, and, for mountain bike races, preserves the integrity of local trails. All racers should assume that a final decision will be made at the start line by the race director. However, when possible, the Board of Directors will alert racers of a race cancellation prior to the start by emailing the Club email group, and posting on the website and the ACC Facebook page by 5.00 PM.

Refund Policy: Race entry fees are non-refundable


Season Registration
Required for all racers. You must be registered as a member or guest by 8:00 PM the night before your first race. Season registration closes at 8:00 PM the night before each race and will re-open after each race. Please note that race entries also close at 8:00 PM  – if you plan to race the next day be sure to start your season registration before 8:00 PM and allow enough time to also complete your race entry by 8:00.

Race Entries

  • All racers must enter time-trial races online by 8:00 PM the night before the race. Start lists will be posted on this page by 10:00 PM the night before.
  • Guests must enter ALL races online. Race entries close at 8:00 PM the night before the race.
  • Members: Once registered for the season, members are not required to enter mass start races online and may simply check-in at the race director’s table at least 15 minutes prior to the race. Online entry is still required for time trail races.

Categories: Click Here for more information about our race categories

You only need to do this once for the season.
You must be registered for the season by 8:00 PM
the night before your first race.

Guest entries close at 8:00 PM the night before the race.