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post #1 of 20 Old 09-13-2014, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Good place to ride in CO

I'm moving my sister in law to Littleton the first weekend of October and I'm hoping to bring my bike with me, weather pending. I imagine there are a ton of good places to ride, can anyone point me in the direction of some scenic, curvy road?

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Go west until you see these things called mountains.

Take any turn.

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I was looking to see if anyone had some routes or road names. I've never been to Colorado, so I have no idea of any good areas. I figured the mountains were the place to go though.
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Go up to the big thompson canyon, on way to estes park.

Go out 70 west to 91 south towards leadville, and then 24 south to 82 west around mt. elbert (which i've climbed the summit). there are a TON of good twisties back there, also, there are a lot of good ones by ft. collins (horsetooth).

I am sure there are a lot more, those are my favorite.

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Go up to the big thompson canyon, on way to estes park.



Go out 70 west to 91 south towards leadville, and then 24 south to 82 west around mt. elbert (which i've climbed the summit). there are a TON of good twisties back there, also, there are a lot of good ones by ft. collins (horsetooth).



I am sure there are a lot more, those are my favorite.

Awesome, thanks!
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This is 82 south of mt elbert (attached file)
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Go up to the big thompson canyon, on way to estes park.



Go out 70 west to 91 south towards leadville, and then 24 south to 82 west around mt. elbert (which i've climbed the summit). there are a TON of good twisties back there, also, there are a lot of good ones by ft. collins (horsetooth).



I am sure there are a lot more, those are my favorite.

How hard is it to find fuel out that way? It looks like I'd have to pack a fuel water bottles full of gas just in case lol
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How hard is it to find fuel out that way? It looks like I'd have to pack a fuel water bottles full of gas just in case lol
I always get gas in leadville, see attachment.

Also attached is route distance.
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Looking at the map and where Littleton is, it looks like 285 would be a quicker route...which would leave me fuel in Burna Vista.
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Right, but if you take 70 though you get these crazy steep downward grades and go through the eisenhower tunnel on 70, plus the views... amazing..

Also, attached if you don't feel like going that far, these are some of my other favorites just west of longmont.
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Right, but if you take 70 though you get these crazy steep downward grades and go through the eisenhower tunnel on 70, plus the views... amazing..



Also, attached if you don't feel like going that far, these are some of my other favorites just west of longmont.

This is why I talk to the locals! Lol. You can't see the elevations on a map! Hopefully the weather holds out so I can bring the bike with!
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You can set google maps to show topo maps.

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I grew up in Colorado and there are a TON of great rides there.
1. Head up 285 to North Turkey Creek Road. Take a right up N. Turkey creek and follow all the way until the road comes to a T. Take a right and follow the mountain all the way down to Morrison Road. Take a right on Morrison road and follow all the way down the mountain to Green Mountain. There is a biker bar in a small town there that always has tons of bikes. 3 Hours of canyons and highways.
2. Head to Boulder and go passed the college to Boulder canyon. Follow it up to Estes Park. When you come down into Estes Park there will be a lake on the right. Before you hit main street take a left and take the highway all the way to the top of the mountain. This will take you all the way back into Boulder. Approx 3-4 hour loop.
3. Take 285 all the way to Fair Play. Find highway 6. Take it either left to go to Colorado Springs or go right and it goes over the mountain and meets up with I-70. Tons of awesome rides all over the state. If you go to Fay Myers motorcycle on Arapahoe and I25 a lot of groups meet up there on the weekends to go riding. There's another biker bar just off I-70 by Golden Gate that has a lot of riders too. Theres another one up Morrison road as well. Enjoy and keep it right side up.
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The route another guy told me is 70 to 91 south. 91 to 82 west. 82 west looks like an amazing route!
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What about pikes peak highway? That looks like a lot fun
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