Best Road Biking in Colorado

This list represents the most popular road biking in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Deer Creek Canyon–Evergreen Challenge

    3 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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 ...
    •  43 miles
    •  Guide

    This satisfying chunk of a ride proves that you don’t have to go to Boulder to find nice canyons to conquer. Southwest of ...

  • #2 Carter Lake Escape

    4 Reviews

    Hygiene, CO

    This is a favorite getaway road-bike for the increasingly urban denizens of Boulder. You'll pass through quiet farm- and ranchland that seems more like a remnant of quieter, more rural times ...
    •  30.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a favorite getaway road-bike for the increasingly urban denizens of Boulder. You'll pass through quiet farm- and ...

  • #3 Big South Suburban Bike Path Cruise

    2 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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: ...
    •  54.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride takes you on a good-sized tour of south suburban Denver, primarily on fully separated multiuse paths (MUPs). Terrain: ...

  • #4 Bear Creek–Morrison Half-Century Cruise

    2 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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 ...
    •  48.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This moderate half century departs from downtown Denver and reaches to the geologically spectacular foothills around Morrison ...

  • #5 Glenwood Canyon: Riding the Interstate

    3 Reviews

    Glenwood Springs, CO

    Glenwood Springs became a premiere destination, thanks to its proximity to lots of mineral springs flowing from limestone formations. Located between the Flat Top Mountains and a dramatic canyon ...
    •  16.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Glenwood Springs became a premiere destination, thanks to its proximity to lots of mineral springs flowing from limestone ...

  • #6 Left Hand Canyon Challenge

    1 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    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 ...
    •  48.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With beautiful scenery, long climbs, and face-peeling descents, this hilly half century has everything you’re looking for, ...

  • #7 A Circle Around Chatfield Reservoir

    2 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    Your pulse might not quicken at the prospect of flinging a catamaran across a former short-grass prairie. You might view the region's water projects as a three-card monte trick played upon rivers ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Your pulse might not quicken at the prospect of flinging a catamaran across a former short-grass prairie. You might view ...

  • #8 Cherry Creek Reservoir Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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 ...
    •  33.7 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #9 Golden Gate–Coal Creek Classic

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    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 ...
    •  52.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the most difficult climb on the Front Range takes you to the beautiful, undulating terrain of the Peak-to-Peak Highway. ...

  • #10 Leadville-Turquoise Loop

    2 Reviews

    Leadville, CO

    Janus-faced Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the U.S. at 10,152 feet, remains a regal boom-bust town. Things are pretty quiet here. One attraction is its huge, gaudy Victorian historic ...
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    Janus-faced Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the U.S. at 10,152 feet, remains a regal boom-bust town. Things are ...

  • #11 Denver–Golden Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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. ...
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Find your way from Confluence Park in lower downtown Denver to the town of Golden, 12 miles west. This route uses accommodating ...

  • #12 South Deer Creek Canyon Challenge

    2 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    A Front Range classic in a small package, this loop into the first stand of mountains southwest of Denver is strenuous, popular, and gorgeous. Terrain: The primary feature of this ride is a long, ...
    •  33.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A Front Range classic in a small package, this loop into the first stand of mountains southwest of Denver is strenuous, popular, ...

  • #13 Denver–Colorado Springs Classic

    1 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    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 ...
    •  75.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an ambitious ride linking downtown Denver with downtown Colorado Springs. Almost half the mileage of this point-to-point ...

  • #14 Fort Collins Bike Path Ramble

    0 Reviews

    Fort Collins, CO

    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 ...
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Tour Fort Collins’s two major bicycle-pedestrian paths on this mellow ramble. Combined with an easy road section, the two ...

  • #15 Horsetooth Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Fort Collins, CO

    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. ...
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #16 Boulder–Fort Collins Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Longmont, CO

    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 ...
    •  52.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is just one of many possible routes between these two fine, bicycle-loving college towns. This route, however, is among ...

  • #17 Downtown Denver Express

    0 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    "Denver's getting better" is the mantra you'll hear among boosterish Front Rangers. This ride demonstrates that Denver's cow-town reputation is giving way to big-city panache. One indication: ...
    •  29 miles
    •  Guide

    "Denver's getting better" is the mantra you'll hear among boosterish Front Rangers. This ride demonstrates that Denver's ...

  • #18 Morrison MUP Cruise

    1 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    This is a unique southwest Denver metro loop starting from Morrison, ridden almost entirely on fully separated multiuse paths (MUPs). This loop is almost entirely car-free. That’s a happy thought. ...
    •  34.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a unique southwest Denver metro loop starting from Morrison, ridden almost entirely on fully separated multiuse paths ...

  • #19 Washington Park–Highline Canal Ramble

    0 Reviews

    Denver, CO

    This is a really nice loop through the countrified suburbs of south-central Denver, utilizing the Highline Canal Trail, a meandering multiuse path (MUP). Terrain: Virtually flat in its entirety. ...
    •  22.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a really nice loop through the countrified suburbs of south-central Denver, utilizing the Highline Canal Trail, a ...

  • #20 Rist Canyon Challenge

    0 Reviews

    Fort Collins, CO

    This trip involves a long but moderate climb up Rist Canyon—one of the finest road climbs on the Front Range—followed by a very fast descent into Poudre Canyon. The final phase of the ride is ...
    •  43.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip involves a long but moderate climb up Rist Canyon—one of the finest road climbs on the Front Range—followed by ...