|RIDING NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/ESTES PARK/BOULDER||brad nicholson|
Jul 24, 2003 9:48 AM
|Does anyone have the top 5 road/mtn rides in the vicinity of boulder? A friend and i are going there over the labor day holiday to ride rd/mtn bikes. Any ideas of a particularly scenic, challenging, etc is appreciated. thanks. brad|
|Depends on what you want,||TJeanloz|
Jul 24, 2003 9:55 AM
|Boulder has all the riding you want - but your enjoyment is highly dependent on your fitness level.
Boulder up to Trail Ridge (highest paved through-road in America) is not to be missed.
Boulder/Estes/Nederland (out 36, back on the Peak-to-Peak highway), isn't bad.
Boulder/Estes/Loveland (Via Big Thompson/Horsetooth resevoir) is another good one.
Boulder/Carter lake is the classic Boulder training ride.
Boulder/Lyons a.k.a. "Fruit Loops" is my all time favorite.
Up Lefthand Canyon to Ward, down through Nederland (or back over Old Stage Road.)
Up through Jamestown, continue to the Peak-to-Peak ("super"-Jamestown).
I could go on...
|re: RIDING NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/ESTES PARK/BOULDER||03Vortex|
Jul 24, 2003 9:58 AM
|Did the ride up Rocky Mountain National Park road. Much satisfaction and great descent on the other side.|
|re: RIDING NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/ESTES PARK/BOULDER||jtolleson|
Jul 24, 2003 10:36 AM
|Up Lefthand Canyon to Ward, north on Peak-to-Peak to Hwy 7, left into Allenspark (or even Estes if you wanted). The roundtrip to Allenspark is about 60 miles and 5600 vertical. It is usually plenty for me.|
|And a link...||briburke|
Jul 24, 2003 10:46 AM
The Tour of the Foothills is a great one.
|re: RIDING NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/ESTES PARK/BOULDER||bboc|
Jul 24, 2003 11:14 AM
|For MTB -
Hall Ranch, Lyons (very hot with little shade this time of year)
Devils Backbone, Loveland (same heat problem)
Lions Gulch, Evergreen
North Sourdough, near Ward
All pretty technical.