Day three we headed over to Smugglers and Red Mountain; did roughly the right cheek of the Pain in the Aspen an endurance race that packs quite a bit of climbing. This ride sure did that as most of the climbing was steep. This ride had a backcountry feel to it; there were stretches of 2 plus hours where we did not see anyone else.
The views of the Aspen valley were amazing along with the largest continuous aspen grove I have ever ridden through.
22 miles with 3,900 feet of climbing