Author Topic: Great Divide between Silverthorne, CO & Rawlins, WY - Road Friendly?  (Read 390 times)

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Offline cburnett1981

Hello.

I'm planning on connecting part of the Great Parks South to TransAM.  Currently, I'm dreaming that I would like to finishing GP So. in Steamboat and continue up to Rawlins to connect with TransAM.  Otherwise, I'd have to cut out of GP So. at

Is the section of Great Divide between Silverthorne, CO & Rawlins, WY - Road Friendly? 

 I'll be travelling light (less than 30 # gear) and on a cylcocross / commuter steel  frame with 700x28 road tires.   

Thoughts?


Offline John Nettles

Re: Great Divide between Silverthorne, CO & Rawlins, WY - Road Friendly?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 11:35:29 am »
It depends on what you mean by road friendly.  Yes, you could ride most of the route.  However, I would suggest you take the paved alternate route from Kremmling to the Steamboat as that section going up from the river is a little rough.  North of Steamboat, the road is paved for the first 30ish miles.  Gravel to Wyoming, some paved, then once you start the gravel again (Aspen Alley) it is gravel until about 3/4 way to Rawlins.  Also, you know you can go from Silverthorne to Kremmling via paved roads.

All that said, you can also consider the great bike trail from Frisco (Silverthorne to Vail).  Continue on the path to to CO-131 (west of Edwards) and then north to Steamboat.  If you wanted part of the GD, once on CO-131, head east on CR-134 (near Topanos) until you connect with the GD at CR-16 which is nice (gravel, but doable).
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John

Offline cburnett1981

Re: Great Divide between Silverthorne, CO & Rawlins, WY - Road Friendly?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 11:40:19 am »

@John - Thanks
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 11:43:00 am by cburnett1981 »