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Offline Bob&Jan_Boulder

Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« on: March 06, 2009, 03:02:20 pm »
Can anyone suggest a 3 day, 2 night loop tour in eastern Colorado with some interesting stops?

Thanks

Waiting for the wind to die down.... :)

Offline YoYoSpin

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 04:18:43 pm »
There are 204 biking journals listed on the CrazyGuy site that mention Colorado...here's the link: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/locales/?geoname_id=51158&doctype=journal. Bound to be at least a couple of interesting routes.

This is one of the best journals: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3RnWd&doc_id=2852&v=Rn

Here's another really good journal: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3RnWd&doc_id=610&v=d
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 05:02:19 pm by YoYoSpin »
Best regards,
Ed Davidson
http://yoyospin.com

Offline Bob&Jan_Boulder

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 07:19:18 pm »
Thanks, Ed -- I be checking those out.  Have you done any riding out in SE Colorado? 

Cheers
Bob


There are 204 biking journals listed on the CrazyGuy site that mention Colorado...here's the link: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/locales/?geoname_id=51158&doctype=journal. Bound to be at least a couple of interesting routes.

This is one of the best journals: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3RnWd&doc_id=2852&v=Rn

Here's another really good journal: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3RnWd&doc_id=610&v=d

Offline YoYoSpin

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 01:57:32 pm »
Bob,

Only on four wheels...sorry, no first hand experience on a cycle.
Best regards,
Ed Davidson
http://yoyospin.com

Offline dnuss

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 11:08:12 am »
Hi Bob and Jan,
As part of a tour I took from Castle Rock to Ft. Robinson NE, there were a couple of segments in eastern Colorado that were nice rides.  I took highway 86 from Castle Rock to Limon (pretty ride, lots of hills, no traffic), then up highway 71 to Brush and then Kimball NE.  The Limon to Brush segment was ok, but the Brush to Kimball part was nice.  Went through the Pawnee National Grasslands.  Maybe you could string something together.  I went in late June and wind was not much of a factor except for one day.  Good luck and happy riding.
Dave

Offline Bob&Jan_Boulder

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 02:10:26 pm »
Many thanks, I'll check these out on the map.

Hi Bob and Jan,
As part of a tour I took from Castle Rock to Ft. Robinson NE, there were a couple of segments in eastern Colorado that were nice rides.  I took highway 86 from Castle Rock to Limon (pretty ride, lots of hills, no traffic), then up highway 71 to Brush and then Kimball NE.  The Limon to Brush segment was ok, but the Brush to Kimball part was nice.  Went through the Pawnee National Grasslands.  Maybe you could string something together.  I went in late June and wind was not much of a factor except for one day.  Good luck and happy riding.
Dave

Offline Michelle B.

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 02:59:43 pm »
A great little 3-day tour is the Enchanted Circle, in northern NM.  Just 3 and 1/2 hour drive from Colorado Springs. The entire loop is only 85 miles, so you could do it in a day if you wanted.  But the overnights in Red River and in Taos are fun.  And doing it in three days makes it very relaxed.
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/HC-EnchantedCircle1.html
~ Michelle

Offline Bob&Jan_Boulder

Re: Loop tours in eastern Colorado
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 05:12:54 pm »
Many thanks -- That's a possibility.