Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Trail ridge road is fine at the crack of dawn. For a longer ride, go to Grandby, then 125, Willow Creek Pass to Walden and 14 back to Ft. Collins.
Your profile doesn't say where you're coming from so its hard to suggest some cross-country rides. We'll assume you will be on the LT.
The Front Range roads south of Estes are all nice...36 to Lyons, 7 to 72, all of 119, Left hand canyon from Ward to north Boulder, 119 from Boulder to Nederland, 72 from 119 to Arvada, and Golden Gate Canyon from Golden to north of Blackhawk.
From Central City there is a new paved road to I-70 east of Idaho springs. From Idaho springs, take 103 south to the top of Mt. Evans (should open by June 1) and over squaw pass down to Bergen Park, then I-70 back to 119.
Again, if you are through Estes Park at the crack of dawn, go west from Grandby on 40 through Kremmling north to 134 Gore Pass road to Taponas, then up to Steamboat, East on 40 again, to Muddy Pass to Walden and repeat 14 again.
These are all killer days. When you are about an hour out of Denver, the traffic improves significantly.
You will have a great time!
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