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I'm visiting my daughter in Parker, Colorado today, and will be staying a few days. Anybody know of some good routes for riding in this area??

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It is a free weekend for the National Parks if you want to ride across Trail Ridge Road. I know there is still a lot snow on the sides of the road but they have cleared the road itself. There will however be lots of car traffic. Another trip, with less "exposure" (as the climbers say) would be to take the Peak to Peak highway from Golden, through Blackhawk and Nederland, coming back down in Lyons. If you want real altitude (14,130 ft) the road up Mt Evans is now open as well. If you don't like edges this is not the road for you.
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It is a free weekend for the National Parks if you want to ride across Trail Ridge Road. I know there is still a lot snow on the sides of the road but they have cleared the road itself. There will however be lots of car traffic. Another trip, with less "exposure" (as the climbers say) would be to take the Peak to Peak highway from Golden, through Blackhawk and Nederland, coming back down in Lyons. If you want real altitude (14,130 ft) the road up Mt Evans is now open as well. If you don't like edges this is not the road for you.
An excellent suggestion, however . . . .there is construction over Trail Ridge - down to one lane, long waits, and gravel in some places. Still possible on the LT but be careful.

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x2 for Peak to Peak road.........I'd suggest going on down into Estes Park for a quick look then take 34 back down to Lyons..........I lived in that area a good part of my life and rode a lot of those roads on an old 450 Dezmo Ducati.............should be able to find some good eats along the route as well............$ .02
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+1 on the Peak to Peak. Keep in mind that there will be speed tax collectors on the route.
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Howdy

I'm visiting my daughter in Parker, Colorado today, and will be staying a few days. Anybody know of some good routes for riding in this area??

Thanks,

Chris Ogle
Chris,

Another good ride not to far from you is US 285 to CO 126 to CO 67 into Woodland Park. Or in your case the reverse from Woodland Park.

Have a full tank of fuel and onboard liquids as there is NO place for either, but it is an awesome ride.

good luck

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Re: Denver Area

Howdy

Thanks for the suggestions. I will be here another couple days, and will be riding some of the suggested routes. I just got off the bike because of the heat (and sun/wind burn), but sure beats eastern KS in the humidity department.


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