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Get Muddy in Mud Season With These Mountain Adventures

Off season in the mountains? Locals will tell you it’s one of their favorite times of year with no crowds, plenty of outdoor adventures, and a chance to unwind and reset.

Aspen, CO

What: Go off-roading near Marble and Redstone (a 45-minute drive from Aspen/Snowmass)

Why: The views of Crystal Mill. One of the most beautiful and secluded views in all of Colorado, this is the ultimate muddy 4WD adventure.

How: Hire a private guide through Blazing Adventures, or test your mettle and rent a tricked-out Jeep. After your drive, have lunch at Marble’s Slow Groovin’ Barbecue (call ahead for updated hours) and then visit Carbondale’s Marble Distilling Company as you make your way back to the Club’s residences at The Timbers Club or the historic Hotel Jerome.

Park City, UT

What: Tackle single-track mountain bike terrain on the Princess Di Trail.

Why: Get off the beaten track (plus, claim bragging rights on a trail with a fun name). For locals in the know, this 15-mile ride, with a 1,700-foot elevation gain, is located in the Promontory area and considered a secluded gem in the spring (and fall) offseason.

How: Visit one of Park City’s many local bike shops for a full terrain primer, or have your Ambassador arrange for a private guided day trip with an expert rider.

Telluride, CO

What: Recently opened by a well-known Telluride artist, the new Wheel House co-op offers private pottery lessons and classes. Get your hands dirty on the wheel and learn the art of crafting beautiful pottery.

Why: Because it feels good to have the earth between your fingers. Ideal for family bonding or to inspire a young, budding artist.

How: Have your on-site Concierge inquire about Wheel House Telluride’s private offerings.

Vail, CO

What: Indian Hot Springs

Why: One of the most iconic outdoor hot springs in all of Colorado, pools of mineral water average 90 to 100 degrees and are open to both adults and children. The geothermal caves were created with hot tubs of natural water more than 100 years ago.

How: A scenic one-hour drive from The Arrabelle at Vail Square, hire a private driver or rent a convertible from Avis for the cruise along I-70.

Whistler, BC

What: Mud Wrap at The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge

Why: The nurturing Body Wrap begins with a rejuvenating body scrub, employs a healing mud wrap, and is finished with a soothing body balm. The mud helps draw impurities from the skin, resulting in a smooth and nourished glow. Plus, all wellness treatments include complimentary use of rooftop hot tubs and eucalyptus steam rooms. 

How: Club Members have access to this world-class day spa when staying at Kadenwood Estates.