Road Biking Coloradoand39;s Front Range  by Robert Hurst

Road Biking Colorado's Front Range Guide Book

by Robert Hurst (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Coloradoand39;s Front Range  by Robert Hurst
Road Biking Colorado's Front Range features thirty-two carefully designed rides between Colorado Springs and Fort Collins - from the cities to the foothills and everywhere in between. Let local cyclist Robert Hurst show you how to get the most out of riding along the Front Range, including rides in the Left Hand Canyon, along the Peak-to-Peak Highway, and to Estes Park. Look inside to find: rides for every fitness level and ability, from an easy 5-mile ramble to a challenging 75-mile classic; detailed information about each ride, including directions, length, terrain, traffic conditions, and road hazards; vivid descriptions of points of interest; and 3-D, shaded relief maps. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Colorado's Front Range" Guide Book
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This moderate half century departs from downtown Denver and reaches to the geologically spectacular foothills around Morrison and the Red Rocks amphitheater. The ride cuts through the heart of Denver ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48.2
This ride takes you on a good-sized tour of south suburban Denver, primarily on fully separated multiuse paths (MUPs). Terrain: False flats and rolling hills, generally shallow. Traffic and hazards: J ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 54.4
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Head east and enjoy a modest 25-mile cruise completely devoid of serious climbing. This short tour cuts through the heart of Boulder on its very popular fully separated path, rolling out to the outlyi ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.7
This is just one of many possible routes between these two fine, bicycle-loving college towns. This route, however, is among the most interesting, passing to the west of a line of hogbacks around Maso ...
Longmont, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.1
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This cruise takes you on a fast loop through the farm, ranch, and ranchette country northeast of Boulder. It’s a flatland favorite. Terrain: As flat as it gets for these parts. Flats and false flats s ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.1
This is a fun, convoluted route reaching into the shady corners of southwestern Colorado Springs, on and around the Broadmoor mesa. The centerpiece of this short ride is a moderately difficult climb t ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
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Starting from Loveland, this strenuous route tours some prime gently rolling terrain around Masonville before pointing upward at a brutal angle. Riders are invited (but not required) to test their str ...
Loveland, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 45.3
The Cherry Creek bike path is the eighth wonder of the world. Use it to roll all the way from deep, dark downtown to Cherry Creek State Park and Reservoir. This is a great ride for those hoping to avo ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.7
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This satisfying chunk of a ride proves that you don’t have to go to Boulder to find nice canyons to conquer. Southwest of Denver, Deer Creek Canyon climbs about 9 solid miles on its way to South Turke ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 43
This is an ambitious ride linking downtown Denver with downtown Colorado Springs. Almost half the mileage of this point-to-point adventure is on fully separated bicycle paths. Terrain: Rolling hills o ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 75.4
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Find your way from Confluence Park in lower downtown Denver to the town of Golden, 12 miles west. This route uses accommodating cycling roads to slice through Denver to the 32nd Avenue corridor. Terra ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
Get in touch with your inner Lance on this very strenuous adventure through the mountains west of Boulder. It covers some of the steepest hills and roughest roads available. This ain’t no downstream r ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33.8
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Tour Fort Collins’s two major bicycle-pedestrian paths on this mellow ramble. Combined with an easy road section, the two paths form a big triangle-shaped loop around the town. Terrain: Quite flat. ...
Fort Collins, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.2
This ride climbs one of the toughest hills west of Boulder, and that’s really saying something. Although touring some of the most scenic terrain on the Front Range, this loop is most highly recommende ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.4
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Perhaps the most difficult climb on the Front Range takes you to the beautiful, undulating terrain of the Peak-to-Peak Highway. Tackle another difficult climb on Highway 72 before the cruise down Coal ...
Golden, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.5
This short loop out of Fort Collins packs a lot of punch. Cruise out of town via Laporte, then hold onto your socks as Road 23 takes you on a roller-coaster tour of scenic Horsetooth Reservoir. Terr ...
Fort Collins, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.6
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With beautiful scenery, long climbs, and face-peeling descents, this hilly half century has everything you’re looking for, and lots of it. Left Hand Canyon is one of the classic hill climbs on the Fro ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48.5
A short but strenuous climb of one of the locals’ favorite hills, this version of the beloved Lookout Mountain ride includes a back-side loop and a bonus climb. Terrain: A moderate but lengthy climb o ...
Golden, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.1
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South Saint Vrain Canyon might be the finest of all the classic canyon climbs on the Front Range, and there are lots of ’em. Ascend relatively moderate grades to the sublime Peak-to-Peak Highway, skir ...
Lyons, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 52.4
Is Magnolia Road the toughest paved climb on the Front Range? There’s only one way to find out. From Boulder loop straight up to the town of Nederland, then bomb down Boulder Canyon back to town. This ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
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