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 :47 hrs
This classic high alpine climb rides to Loveland Pass which is at 11,990 feet. It is a great high altitude training route for advanced riders. It rides right through the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The road has a narrow shoulder but doesn’t see a lot of traffic. The descent is fast with scenic views to enjoy.
02 :44 hrs
The ride from Frisco to Vail Pass is on a bike path almost the entire route. The beauty is endless and the ride offers a nice gentle grade until the last section before the pass which has some steep switchbacks. From Frisco to Copper Mountain Resort the path is tucked in the woods in Ten-Mile Canyon as it parallels the river.
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