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"Epic Colorado" 4 segments

Ride Details

Dates: June 11-July 8

Distance: Total miles-1350. Total elevation-94,153 ft

Cost: $1796-$3192 per wk $9798 for entire tour

Rider Level: Advanced

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Adventurous Cycling Trips in Colorado

We have taken all four of our colorful Colorado tours and created four weeks of fabulous cycling beginning in the Denver Foothills, then taking on the challenges of the High Country. We will experience some of the most photographed mountain scenery in the world, enjoy small resort towns, climb a dozen of Colorado's highest passes and cruise past dramatic canyon walls. The Million Dollar highway carries us in and around Colorado's desert SW for views of ancient dwellings, the comforts of soothing hot springs and overlooks of the state's expansive ranchlands. To make your ride safe and enjoyable, your guides have 45 years of experience and knowledge of the Colorado routes. In addition to cycling, we have 3 special rest days planned to include activities of fly fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, golf or spa experiences


Tour Details

Travel Logistics:  Fly in and out of Denver International Airport or meet at our starting hotel in Boulder, CO. Sunday June 11, 2017 at 2 pm,  drop off time: Sat. July 8 at 5 pm in Grand Junction.

Highlighted Hotels: Wine Country Inn • Canyon Crest Lodge• Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner on all riding days. Dinner on off days and cocktail social on the first night of each segment. Transfers from designated areas on segments 2, 3, and 4 will be provided. However, commercial transfers to and from Denver will be the financial responsibility of the guest. Colorado Mountain Express has very reasonable rates and we will help with your schedule. Also included are maps, gps mapping, snacks and refreshments, narratives, park entry fees, 2 guides and van support. Transportation to and from off day activities is included, but guest is responsible for activity fees

Day 1- Boulder to Golden, CO                49.6 miles  5814/-5476 ft

 

Day 2- Golden to Bergen Park, CO          37.4 miles 4942/-2901 ft

 

Day 3- Bergen Park to Georgetown, CO  45.6 miles 4777/-3942 ft

 

Day 4- Georgetown to Frisco, CO  41.6 miles 4730/-3779 ft

June 16 Off Bike Day in Frisco area for additional activities.

Total miles:  174.2   Total elevation:  20, 263 ft

 

Segment II 6 nights/6 days; Fri- Thurs

New Guest Pick up in Frisco by 4:30 pm commercial shuttle to and from Denver International

Drop off time: June 23, 5 pm in Eagle/Vail for those guests not continuing on segment III (commercial shuttle service available to Denver)

Perfect for those who do not want to unpack as much as normal.  We will spend two nights in beautiful Aspen, two nights in Glenwood Springs, plus Vail and Leadville

Day  6  Breckenridge-Frisco-Copper Mt -Vail Pass-Vail  38 miles, 1847/-2730 ft

  

  

Day  7 Vail-Minturn Red Cliff-Tennessee Pass-Camp Hale-Turquoise Lake-Leadville   60 miles, 5482/-3503 ft

 

Day  8  Leadville-Twin Lake-Independence Pass-Aspen  55 miles, 4928/-6460 ft 

  

       

Day  9 Aspen–ghost town of Ashcroft-Maroon Bells-Aspen  45 miles, 5520/-5515 ft

 

Day  10  Aspen–Basalt-Carbondale Glenwood Spring   43 miles,  2035/-4866 ft

 

Day 11  Glenwood-Van shuttle to Wolcott-McCoy-Colorado River Rd-Dotsero-Glenwood Canyon bike path-Glenwood Springs   74 miles, 4450/-5644 ft

Total miles: 315  Total elevation: 24,170 ft

 

Drop Guests off at Eagle/Vail June 23 by 5 pm for those not continuing to Segment III

June 23 Off Bike Day in Glenwood Springs for additional activites.

Pick up new guests in Eagle Vail by 4:30 pm (air service available to Eagle/Vail or commercial shuttle service from Denver International)

 

Segment III June 24-June 30, 2017 (7 nights/7days; Fri-Fri)

Day  13 - Glenwood-Crystal River Valley-Redstone  48 miles  2866/-1447 ft

 

Day  14  - Redstone-Marble-McClure Pass (8,735 ft)-Kebler Pass (9,980 ft)-Crested Butte  70 miles  6329/-4619 ft

 

Day  15 - Crested Butte-Gunnison-(Shuttle to Blue Mesa Dam)-Paonia 84 riding miles  5160/-8387 ft

 

Day 16 - Paonia-Hotchkiss-Redlands Mesa-Cedaredge  41 miles  2804/-2096 ft

 

Day  17- Cedaredge-Powderhorn-Grand Mesa (10,389 ft) Palisade  51miles  4715/-6265 ft

 

Day 18 - Palisade-East Orchard Mesa-Carlson Vineyards-Palisades  27 miles  859/-859 ft

 

Day  19 -Palisade-Colorado Monument-Grand Junction  55 miles  3048/-3261 ft

Total miles: 371 miles   Total elevation: 25,781 ft

Drop guests off by 4 pm at Grand Junction Airport who are not continuing on segment IV

July 1 Off Bike Day in Grand Junction for additional activities.

 

Segment IV July 1- July 8 (7 nights and 7 days)
Pick up new arriving guests in Grand Junction by 2pm and shuttle to Telluride. Drop off time: July 8, by 4 pm in Grand Junction.

 

Day 21 Telluride Mountain Village-San Juan Skyway-Cortez   74 miles  3178/-5744 ft

 

Day 22  Cortez- Mesa Verde NP  45 miles  4720/-2877 ft

 

Day 23  Mesa Verde-Durango   51 miles  3481/-5041 ft

 

Day 24  Durango-San Juan Skyway-Coal Banks Pass-Molas Divide-Silverton  50 miles  5986/-3255

 

Day 25  Silverton-Red Mountain Pass-Ouray   28 miles  1842/-3389 ft

 

Day 26 Ouray-Ridgeway-Dallas Divide-San Juan Skyway-Naturita   70 miles  3114/-5468 ft

 

Day 27 Naturita-Dolores Canyon-Gateway - Shuttle to Grand Junction   51 Miles  1608/-2409 ft

Total miles: 365 miles    Total elevation: 23,939 ft