Colorado Backcountry Sampler

To say Colorado has a variety of backcountry riding is an understatement. From the rolling and nearly empty grass plains of the east to the foothills and high elevation passes of the Rocky Mountains, there’s a plenty of trail and camping options.

Riding in the Pawnee National Grasslands of the eastern plains.
Approaching the summit of Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a slow uphill grinder of continuous steep climbing for about 2 hours. The road is typically closed to cars from October thru June–for obvious reasons. But bikes can get through in late May and June. There can be refreshing winds at the Alpine Visitor Center.
A touch of single track outside of Breckenridge. The sun was going down and there was shady and dark areas, thus the bike light.
Wildflowers along Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the U.S. The highest point is over 12,000 feet. It was raining and cold for a mid-July ride.
Old water tank for steam trains along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in Summit County. Lots of camping options up here, just beware of lightening in the afternoons!  Until the next adventure…