Road Biking Colorado Guide Book

by Robert Hurst (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking Colorado  by Robert Hurst

257pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493009886

The rides featured in this book run the gamut from easy bike-path cruises to extreme mountain climbs. There are rides from all over the state, but some areas received more attention. It makes sense to concentrate on the central mountains and Front Range, as that is where the people and road routes are also concentrated.

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Trails from the "Road Biking Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This loop, known to locals as the “Long Valley Loop,” is a mellow river ride touring the beautiful Animas River Valley north of Durango—a rare option without big hills. Shoulders are almost nonexiste ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Durango, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27.9
... Preview: Aspen boomed into existence as a silver town in the 1800s. When the price of silver collapsed, causing the “Panic of 1893,” Aspen and other silver towns went into a long decline. The town’s population ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Aspen, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.1
... Preview: Best known as a leg of the famous Copper Triangle route, US 24 between Leadville and Minturn provides a mostly downhill run through one of the most beautiful places on the planet. This is one of the ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Leadville, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This is a moderate climb to a popular tourist attraction in Rocky Mountain National Park. The scenery is gorgeous and the road lovable. But don’t feed the tourists! Rocky Mountain National Park was cr ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: A very tough tour of Flagstaff Road—all of Flagstaff Road, not just the popular lower section—leads to Gross Reservoir. Getting home involves more strenuous climbing. The ascent of Flagstaff Mountain ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.7
... Preview: Don’t miss this Colorado classic, a beautiful and unique 42-mile loop with lots of climbing west of Fort Collins. This awesome ride through the foothills west of Fort Collins could go by several diff ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 41.9
... Preview: This long loop through and around metro Denver uses a network of off-street paths. The ride heads out of downtown to Cherry Creek Reservoir and beyond, traces an arc of the C-470 Trail to Bear Creek L ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Denver, CO - Mountain Biking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 72.2
... Preview: Relax with this chilled-out loop through and around Boulder, primarily on off-street paths. Even Boulder’s pro racers like to cruise on the bike path now and then. The path might be crowded with wal ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: This short loop is not really a road-bike ride at all. But if you’re enthusiastic, somewhat skilled, and at least a little bit weird, you can do it on your road bike and have a great time. Chapman Roa ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Boulder, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: This is a long loop on the roads west of Pagosa Springs. CO 151 is a real gem, with rolling terrain and relatively light traffic. The centerpiece of this long, gorgeous, and slightly obscure loop is ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Pagosa Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 67.5
... Preview: One of the must-do rides in Colorado, this loop takes you from the flatland near Grand Junction into the spectacular Colorado National Monument, a world of red cliffs and pinnacles of sandstone juttin ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Fruita, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 32.8
... Preview: Cottonwood is a top-notch climb without top-notch hype. An up-and-back on the Buena Vista side of the pass should fill you with enough endorphins for a few weeks. At some point in your journey throu ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Buena Vista, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: Enjoy one of the most popular climbs in the state, possibly the world. Then loop back via a nifty route through the mountain suburbs. Most cyclists approach the Deer Creek Canyon ride the same way—in ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Denver, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: Although not exactly like a hot knife through butter, on this route you’ll be able to cut through multiple layers of Denver and finally break free before arriving in Golden, in the shadow of the Coors ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Denver, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: A bike-path cruise unlike any other, following the Colorado River and I-70 down Glenwood Canyon. Do you think they’ll go for it? Here you are, hurtling down I-70 to visit your in-laws in Salt Lake Cit ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Eagle, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: Guanella Pass is among the toughest climbs in the state. Starting from a quaint Victorian town and reaching to alpine meadows, this route is a true test for those who think they can go uphill on a bik ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Vail, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: Climbing Independence Pass is something to write home about. It is one of the most difficult paved passes in North America, and perhaps the most beautiful. This iconic ride is a rite of passage for Co ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Buena Vista, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: There’s not much actual canyon going on here. Twelve miles of false flats, sharp climbs, and twisting descents separate the little town of Sedalia from the collection of cabins known as Sprucewood, wh ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Denver, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25.4
... Preview: A memorable and gorgeous path and road loop around Lake Dillon (aka Dillon Reservoir), with one tough climb on Swan Mountain Road. From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Vail, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.8
... Preview: Here’s a compact sampler of fun cycling roads west of Loveland, near Masonville. West and north of Loveland, west and south of Fort Collins, tucked into the area between the mountains and the hogbacks ... From the guidebook "Road Biking Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4