RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Steepness of Denver hills?(4 posts)

Steepness of Denver hills?dbrogan
Jun 17, 2001 11:50 AM
Because I ride almost excusively in Denver, I'm not getting a lot of climbing in. I'm curious if anyone can tell me just how steep two hills I do ride are:

1) The eastbound hill going up the Cherry Creek Dam after you descend on the Cherry Creek Trail from Kennedy Ballfield/Golf Course

2) The westbound road up to the top of Chatfield Reservoir coming from the C470 trail.

Thanks!

-Dan
Not veryMaillot Rouge
Jun 18, 2001 9:36 AM
I think both are less then 7%. They are both pretty short and not too steep. Both are big ring hills, 53x17 or 19. You should take the Platte River trail to bear creek and then out to Morrison and then do some of the roads out there, Morrison to Evergreen. Even better is Deer Creek Canyon by Chatfield, make sure you take a left on High Grade.

MR
High gradeLazy
Jun 18, 2001 10:24 AM
Definitely try out Deer Creek Canyon. There are some really steep sections on High grade road. It's just a hop skip and jump from Chatfield (as MR says).

To get there from the dam at Chatfield, ride down the reservoir side and take a right at the main entrance road. Go up to Wadsworth and take a right. The next stop light is Deer Creek. Turn left at the light, then veer left at the Yield sign about 1 mile up the road.

I don't recommend this during rush hour though. Lot's of folks that commute from Conifer to Denver returning home. Much better on a Saturday or Sunday morning. More bikes than cars on that road. You will be rewarded for you efforts with some beautiful scenery and a fun time going back down.
Not verydbrogan
Jun 18, 2001 4:04 PM
That's what I was afraid if. Looks like I've got some work to do...

Thanks to all the insight.

-Dan