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Ride The Colorado Rockies

Ride Details

Dates: Aug 2018 dates to be announced

Distance: Up to 403 miles | 27,675 ft plus options

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Active to Advanced

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Our Ride The Rockies tour for 2017 is a wrap! We will announce the 2018 route in February.

Perfect for those who are not selected in the Denver Post Lottery to participate in “The Ride the Rockies”!  Only ......with extra options and more attractions. We offer this ride to a small intimate group of just 12 riders. We will not experience any lines at restrooms, eateries and crowded hotels, gymnasiums, or camping sites. We stay in three star hotels or better and privately owned condos along the route. Your luggage and personal belongings are transported and hand delivered to your room daily. We use the very route as the ride put on by the Denver Post, as our guideline, but we do it a week in advance and enjoy the serenity of the road. Our 15 passenger support vehicle and at least 2 guides will be on the road with riders during the duration of each daily ride. And, at any time you may take the option of catching a lift in the van.

Tour Details: Dates to be announced $2396

Travel Logistics: Assembly Point: DIA, CO Schedule your airline service to Denver Airport pick up for 1pm and Airport dropoff  for 6 pm. Van shuttle service provided to our starting point and from ending point.

Included: Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, some picnic lunches, van support, transfers, leaders, maps and narratives, cocktail social on our first evening, van shuttle to and from DIA

The 2017 route had 404 miles of riding and 27,675 ft of climbing

This year's route was in the magnificient southwest portion of the state and include climbing Wolf Creek Pass, Coal Mine Pass, Molas Pass, Red Mountain Pass and Monarch Pass. We visit quaint Colorado towns of Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, bicycling mecca of Durango, Ouray (the Alps of North America), Montrose and Gunnison, before concluding in Salida. The climbing is noteworthy and the scenery is spectacular, especially along the "Million Dollar Highway".

 

Day 1- Alamosa to Pagosa Springs, 92.8 miles, 4296 ft. Climb Wolf Creek Pass.

Day 2- Pagosa Springs to Durango, 68 miles, 4048 ft going over Yellowjacket Pass.

Day 3- Durango to Ouray, 71 miles, 7764 ft. Will go over Coal Mine Pass, Molas Pass, and Red Mountain Pass. woohooo!!

Day 4- Ouray to Montrose, 41.2 miles, 631 ft. Option to do Govt. Sprgs Challenge 18.9 mileas and 1875 ft of climbing.

Day 5- Montrose to Gunnison, 65 miles, 6691 ft. Cerro Summit and Blue Mesa Reservoir

Day 6- Gunnison to Salida, 66 miles, 4360 ft. Monarch Pass