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Colorado High Country

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Double Booking

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Single Booking

TBD

Roommate Rebate

TBD

Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.

Assembly Point

Boulder, CO

Timberline van shuttle is included to Boulder from Denver prior to tour and to Denver following tour.

Not Included: Airline service to Denver International Airport; Guide Gratuity.

Meeting Time

Airport 2 pm, Denver Hotel 2:30 pm, Boulder Hotel 3:30 pm

Drop-off Time

Denver 5 pm

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: the serenity of Willow Creek; the solitude and expansive freedom of North Park, the magnificent Mount Zirkel Wilderness, following the Colorado River, bike paths over high mountain passes, and awesome, beyond-timberline Loveland Pass. 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 11-day odyssey, we’ll ride 440 miles on some of Colorado’s best cycling roads; we’ll climb seven spectacular, named passes and a few additional hills you’ll argue deserve to be named. We’ll traverse Rocky Mountain National Park from its eastern gate to its western extremity. We’ll hike to magical Gilpin Lake in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness north of Steamboat. And lest you believe that we care little about your creature comforts, we’ll enjoy the luxurious amenities of three of Colorado’s world-renowned ski resorts.

Note: This tour can be shortened to 8 days, ending in Vail.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Van shuttle, bike fitting and orientation
Day 2Boulder - Allenspark - Estes Park57
Day 3Estes Park - Enter Rocky Mountain National Park - Trail Ridge Road—Milner Pass (10,560’) Grand Lake47
Day 4Grand Lake - Willow Creek Pass - North Park - Walden71
Day 5Walden-Muddy Pass- Rabbit Ears Pass - Steamboat Springs dafds57
Day 6Layover Day (hiking, cycling, hot springs)
Day 7Steamboat Springs - Yampa - Wolcott - van shuttle available here, or on to Avon - Vail71 - 90
Day 8 Layover Day (road and mountain biking, hiking, fishing, exploring)
Day 9Vail – Vail Pass (10,666) - Copper Mountain - Breckenridge36
Day 10Breckenridge –Keystone-- Loveland Pass - Georgetown39
Day 11Georgetown - Idaho Springs-Echo Lake (Mt. Evans) - Squaw Pass - Bergen Park; van shuttle return to Boulder & Denver43

Total Distance: 421 or 440 miles

Colorado High Country

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