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14'ers in Colorado you can ride to the top(7 posts)

14'ers in Colorado you can ride to the topBulldozer
Aug 11, 2003 1:22 PM
I've ridden Pikes Peak (race) and Mt Bross (pic) on my mountain bike. Some day, I'll ride up Mt Evans too. Are there any other 14'ers in Colorado that are bike friendly? I'm sure most of them could be ridden with enough time and energy but I'm looking more for those that are less technical and/or roads to the top. Simply pedaling at that altitude is hard enough without negotiating obstacles. Any ideas?
that's about it pavedColnagoFE
Aug 11, 2003 2:26 PM
The only other big paved road is trail ridge in rocky mountain park, but i don't think it quite gets over 14k.
I think Mt. Evans is the only paved road above 14KKerry Irons
Aug 11, 2003 4:11 PM
The visitor's center in Rocky Mountain National Park is 12.5K max, and maybe not that high. Mt. Evans is the highest paved road in the US, and IIRC the top is 14,209. For dirt/gravel roads/jeep trails, you'll probably have to ask around. Let's face it, there aren't that many 14ers in the first place!
that's about it pavedBulldozer
Aug 12, 2003 11:18 AM
I'm not looking for paved necessarily. Mt Bross is essentially a dirt road to the top. I was looking to see if any other 14'ers were similar.
Mt. Anterobriburke
Aug 12, 2003 11:59 AM
Mt. Antero has a Jeep road up to about 13,900 feet. The summit is 14,269. It'd be a difficult carry to get your bike all the way to 14k on that one. The Jeep road is fairly smooth and about 6.5 miles to the top. Here's a pic from the summit - I was there last weekend. It's tough to gauge the distance to the summit from this shot. I'll try to find another that'll give it some perspective.

http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/MtAntero0025c.jpg

-Brian
Mt. Anterobriburke
Aug 12, 2003 12:00 PM
This one might help give some perspective to the distance...
"I'm sure most of them could be ridden with enough time and".......Creaky Carnivore
Aug 12, 2003 5:58 AM
Yeah. Give it a try and get back to us. Let's see 52 14ers. No roads. Boulders the size of your head on the unpaved roads that are there..... Try Mosquito Pass, or even the Argentine Pass road into Montezuma from Silver Plume first.