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Colorado High Country – 10 day Self-Guided

Colorado High Country – 10 day Self-Guided

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(10 days, 9 nights)

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Double Booking

$2395/person

Single Booking

$3345

Roommate Rebate

TBD

Includes all lodging reservations with breakfast, recommendations for dinner and lunch, luggage transfer for each tour day, tour maps, cue sheets and .gpx files, T-shirt, narratives about the area, 24x7 phone support on tour

Assembly Point

Boulder, CO

TOUR DATES CAN BE SELECTED THROUGH OCTOBER

Arrive at: Denver International Airport and Transfer to Boulder

Optional Add-ons: Pre and Post Tour Lodging Arrangements, Bicycle Rental

A truly extraordinary eclectic adventure, the Colorado High Country Cycling Tour perhaps best expresses the magic that is Colorado. Along the way you will experience well known Colorado towns: the vibrancy of Boulder and the excitement of the ski towns of Steamboat, Vail and Breckenridge. You will cycle through the heart of the Rocky Mountain parks, along its canyons and over mountain passes.  You’ll experience the serenity of Willow Creek, the solitude and expansive freedom of North Park, the rush of Colorado River white water, the glitz of Vail resort and the magnificence of above-timberline passes. And it all starts with the granddaddy of all alpine cycling experiences: the thrill of Trail Ridge Road through the majestic alpine grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Colorado High Country Cycling Tour is a Colorado classic to the core.

For this 10-day tour, you’ll ride 440 miles on some of Colorado’s best cycling roads; you’ll climb seven spectacular, named passes and a few additional hills you’ll argue deserve to be named. You’ll traverse Rocky Mountain National Park from its eastern gate to its western extremity.  You’ll enjoy the luxurious amenities of three of Colorado’s world-renowned ski resorts with some extra time to enjoy the hot springs, mountain vibes, and world class restaurants.  Self-guided tours can be booked for any dates.  We recommend mid-July through early October for the best weather and conditions.  Tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

THIS TOUR CAN BE SHORTENED TO END IN VAIL, CO, WITH A SHUTTLE BACK TO DENVER

(Note: actual hotels are subject to availability and not guaranteed before booking)

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Boulder - Allenspark - Estes Park57
Day 2Estes Park - Enter Rocky Mountain National Park - Trail Ridge Road—Milner Pass (10,560’) Grand Lake47
Day 3Grand Lake - Willow Creek Pass - North Park - Walden71
Day 4Walden-Muddy Pass- Rabbit Ears Pass - Steamboat Springs dafds57
Day 5Layover Day (hiking, cycling, hot springs)
Day 6Steamboat Springs - Yampa - Wolcott - Avon - Vail90
Day 7 Layover Day (road and mountain biking, hiking, fishing, exploring)
Day 8Vail – Vail Pass (10,666) - Copper Mountain - Breckenridge36
Day 19Breckenridge –Keystone-- Loveland Pass - Georgetown39
Day 10Georgetown - Idaho Springs-Echo Lake (Mt. Evans) - Squaw Pass - Bergen Park; van shuttle return to Boulder & Denver43

Total Distance: 440 miles

Colorado High Country – 10 day Self-Guided

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(10 days, 9 nights)