Best Road Biking in Colorado
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Colorado, Jefferson County
00 :20 hrs
Nicely paved trail for walking or riding along the creek through the Applemeadows neighborhoods. Mostly flat with a slight downhill.
01 :07 hrs
This route offers a breathtaking scenic ride while paralleling the Snake River up to 10,000 feet. The charming old mining town of Montezuma is tucked away deep in the forest. The road has very little traffic and most of the challenging elevation gain is in the last mile.
Colorado, Boulder County
03 :13 hrs
This ride is one of the steepest paved roads in the Denver area. Even riding up the Boulder Canyon road to get to Magnolia road is a challenge. Magnolia begins about 5 miles up Boulder Canyon. Once you get to Magnolia road the base is the toughest and then slowly lessens in grade. There are many options for descents when you reach Peak Hwy or you can retrace your tracks back down.
05 :48 hrs
Lyons to Estes Park is a long 50 mile loop that is a classic Front Range ride. It skirts the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and travels right through the town of Estes Park. Riding in South Saint Vrain Canyon offers a long steady climb. There is a rewarding descent back to Lyons
Colorado, Fort Collins
04 :41 hrs
Rist Canyon is a classic ride along the Front Range. The road up the canyon is a long moderate climb that is wide and doesn’t see a lot of traffic. After topping out the road flattens out and begins a thrilling descent back down to Fort Collins.
Colorado, Steamboat Springs
00 :36 hrs
This short ride begins in Steamboat Springs and rides to the picnic area of Fish Creek Falls. It is a great family ride and be sure to set aside time to see the impressive falls. The road is steep in some areas but it is short lived.
00 :52 hrs
This classic hill climb is a popular ride that begins in Golden and rides to Lookout Mountain. It is a good choice for intermediate riders and has excellent views of the Colorado Range. The route hosts an annual bike race each year.
Colorado, Colorado Springs
01 :33 hrs
This loop rides through downtown Colorado Springs and up to Palmer Park, where the views are beautiful. Most of the ride is flat with the exception of the short climb that is steep right before Palmer Park. A section of the ride travels along the Rock Island Trail.
01 :22 hrs
This popular cruise is a nice short loop that rides through the hills south of Boulder. It is done by locals as a “race course”. The course is named after the dog and cat of the first person to promote a race. The route follows busy roads and highways but shoulders are wide and used regularly by riders.
04 :27 hrs
This route is a fun gradual downhill stroll along the New Santa Fe Trail. It is dirt part of the way, but very smooth and easy to ride. The route has a few educational interpretive signs and passes along the Air Force Academy territory. Be sure to stay on the trail here. The route eventually leaves the New Santa Fe Trail and onto the Pikes Peak Greenway to Colorado Springs. This is a multi use trail so be courteous to other recreating.
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