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Ride The Colorado Rockies

Ride Details

Dates: June 4- 11, 2020

Distance: 418 miles |28,484 ft

Cost: $2495-$2895

Rider Level: Active to Advanced

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Ride the Rockies with a twist.

Perfect for folks with a scheduling problem to participate in The Denver Post “Ride the Rockies”!  Only ..... 10 days earlier with an extra option of Mesa Verde and Colorado National Monument Parks as added attractions.

What a great route in Southwest Colorado. This 2020 route was designed to start and finish in Durango. We are doing a small alteration to the route, but will still do every inch of the route plus add and extra day in Colorado National Monument. We will start and end our route in Ridgeway, Colorado starting with the RTR day 5 ride option. We then complete six days of riding back to the Ridgway. We then add a transport to Grand Junction for our riding addicts to enjoy a seventh morning in Colorado National Monument before catching a flight out of Grand Junction or a lift to our next tour starting in Glenwood Springs.

Cycle of Life Adventures provides the same riding challenges as the RTR, but our group size is small (7-12) and every night we stay in nice motels and eat dinner out as a group at the finer restaurants in town. You won't be a part of the large RTR group but rather part of a small intimate group. Our 15 passenger support vehicle and at least 2 guides, with one being a mechanic, will be on the road with riders during the duration of each daily ride. And, at any time you may  catch a lift in the van. No worries, no rider is ever left behind!

Tour Details:

Dates:  June 4-11, 2020 (Thur-Thur) Price: $2895  Six day only option is $2495 (CO Monument not included) Single room Supplement: $525 Bike Rental: $195 wk

Travel Logistics: Assembly Point: Grand Junction Airport or our starting hotel in Ridgeway. Schedule your airline service to Grand Junction Airport for pick up at noon on June 4 and Airport dropoff  for 4pm on June 10. Option II- a 2pm dropoff on June 11 if you ride the Co Monument. Van shuttle service arranged to our starting point and from ending point to the Grand Junction Airport van shuttle to and from Grand Junction

The 2020 Schedule is complete

Pretour Day- airport pick up, orientation dinner and cocktails (June 4- 5pm)

Day 1- Ridgeway - Umcompahgre Plateau- Ridgeway State park- Ridgeway ( 49.5 miles, 4196' elevation gain)

Day 2- Ridgeway - Red Mountain Pass, Molas Pass, Colbank pass- Ouray- Silvertom- Durango (84.9 miles, 7606 elevation gain)

Day 3- Durango-Animas River, Southern Ute Reservation, LaPlata Mountains-Ignacio - Bayfield- Durango (73.1 miles, 3634' elevation gain)

Day 4- Durango- Optional Ride and tour in Mesa Verda National Park - Cortez (68.9 miles, 3610' elevation gain)

Day 5- Cortez- Dolores River Route - gravel bypass Telluride- Norwood (100.7 miles, 6448' elevation gain)

Day 6  Norwood - Dallas Divide - Ridgeway , Shuttle to Grand Junction (40.1 miles, 2990' elevation gain)

Day 7- Optional Day for Colorado National Monument ( 38.5 miles, 3033' of elevation gain)



We would encourage you to join us on this trip as a one week event or you can add it to our other Colorado trips, CO National Monument, Aspen High Country  and Colorado Fundo to make it an EPIC Colorado Adventure