Wednesday, December 2, 2009

a,b,c's of cycling colorado

These are some places I've visited, or plan to, and would recommend to anyone who wants to get to know Colorado up-close and personal:
A- riding through Aspen on the way to Independence Pass
B- Battle Hill Summit, a beautiful part of the Copper Triangle
C- Colorado National Monument "tour of the moon"

D- Durango, a great western town, and good starting point for some great rides
E- Mt Evans and Echo Lake, still waiting for me

F- Frisco- bike, hike, kayak, sail, ski- you can do it all here
G- The Grand Mesa- the world's largest flat-top mountain

H- Hoosier Pass- south of Breckenridge
I- Independence Pass- my first really big climb

J- Juanita Junction- a wide spot in the road between Hotchkiss and the Paonia Reservoir on the West Elk  
    Loop Scenic Byway
K- K's Drive-In in Buena Vista
L- Leadville, the highest incorporated city in America
M- Monarch Pass- drove it, then rode it
N- North La Veta Pass, southwest of Pueblo
O- Ouray, the "Switzerland of America"
P- Pagosa Springs, great vacation spot
Q- Quincy's-If you're in Leadville, eat at Quincy's
R- Red Mountain Pass-breathtaking views

S- Slumgullion Pass- one of the hardest climbs in Colorado

T- Trail Ridge Road-I can hardly wait
U- Uncompaghre National Forest, beautiful part of southwest Colorado
V- Vail Pass- I love the west side, hate the east side
W- Wolf Creek Pass- good climb, great descent

X- the X-Games are held each winter in Aspen
Y- Yellowjacket Pass- not too tough, but nice ride to Durango
Z- I'll need to catch some to get ready to ride


  1. Very clever! But until the day arrives, I will live vicariously through your beautiful photos. And Emma says hi to Buddy and Maddie!

  2. Not only to you post up some nice pictures, you also made rides that would make any bicyclist envious. Very nice,