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Riding in Winter Park, Co area... Any tips/advice?(7 posts)

Riding in Winter Park, Co area... Any tips/advice?Shad
Jul 25, 2002 11:03 AM
This flatlander MN dude will be heading to Winter Park, CO next week and is looking for some route recommendations.

I'll be taking my road bike and would like to do some solo climbing routes; preferably someplace with low traffic or a decent shoulder.

I'll also be riding with my family at times and could use some route tips for flatter terrain. Multi-use trails would be perfect as my nephew and niece are quite young and will be in the trailer.

Any advice or links you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Shad
bring a mtbr insteadKSC
Jul 25, 2002 12:15 PM
there's lot of "multi-use" trails around town, get a free map @ the tourist center.
don't know about specific road rides, but it's mtb heaven
I'll be doing that too! NMShad
Jul 25, 2002 12:31 PM
re: Riding in Winter Park, Co area... Any tips/advice?ski4x
Jul 25, 2002 1:14 PM
Your only possible options are to ride out towards Granby, which has some moderate climbs. It has a decent shoulder except for a fairly steep hill where there is none and if youre using a trailer, that would not be a good call. If its on the weekend, forget about low traffic, as it is a major road towards Granby lake, hence lots of trucks with boats, caravans etc. The other way is straight up Berthoud Pass with not much of a shoulder and where people seem to go as fast as they can, pretty dangerous.

Like the other poster said, leave your road bike at home and bring the MT bike as you will have much more enjoyment.
US 40js5280
Jul 25, 2002 3:59 PM
cause that's the only road that really goes through there. There are some other offshoots but I don't think many go very far and usually turn into dirt. Bethod Pass (south)looks to be a pretty good now for riding. They've widdened it significantly, it's a pretty good climb.

Great mt. biking out there. Make sure to hit Flume and Zoom on the west side. If you're into climbing (about 9000 to about 10,300+), go up Rollins Pass Rd. (dirt) up to Upper Broken Thumb. Awesome riding, the network of trails is almost unlimited, something like 600 miles in all. For the family, there's a really nice bike path that goes from Winter Park to Fraiser. Pretty mellow and paved, and in the trees most of the time. As mentioned, grab the map from the Vistor Center (smack dab in the center of the town of Winter Park)

A heads up for next weekend, Aug. 3rd-4th. The 24 hours of Winter Park will be going on so some of the trails (just outside the town of Winter Park, east side) will not be open. You'll find me there for the race Friday through Sunday.

Have fun, beautiful place to spend time! One of the many reason I love Colorado.
a couple of othersLuis
Jul 26, 2002 12:08 AM
There are lots of MTB trails at the YMCA camp about 10-12 miles on the Granby side of Winter Park. The camp's almost 100 years old and is in a great spot. There's a 5 mile section of gravel multi-use trail that roughly parallels the main road from Tabernash to the YMCA.

Lots of construction on the road in the mountains coming in to Winter Park so expect traffic delays in the daytime.
Thanks for the info!Shad
Jul 26, 2002 6:46 AM
As much as I hate the idea of leaving my road bike at home, I may do that and just concentrate on mtb riding for exercise and family riding for fun.

Thanks for the info!