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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: Halcyon on January 09, 2017, 03:44:03 pm

 
Title: Great Divide Question
Post by: Halcyon on January 09, 2017, 03:44:03 pm
Hi! I’m going to have about 10 days available at the end of April/beginning of May this year and would like to ride a part of the Great Divide route in NM.  Could anyone suggest one section that should be accessible at that time of year? Thanks.
Title: Re: Great Divide Question
Post by: mathieu on January 16, 2017, 09:47:57 am
Read the discussion on http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/routes/great-divide-mtb-route-in-late-april/
My guess is that you could ride the route from Antelope Wells to Cuba, but the Polvedera Mesa and Brazos Ridge will probably be covered in snow. Check on the 'Snow Cover' link.
Title: Re: Great Divide Question
Post by: Halcyon on January 16, 2017, 09:30:25 pm
Thanks, Mathieu. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Great Divide Question
Post by: mathieu on January 17, 2017, 02:54:41 pm
If the road over Mnt Taylor, NE of Grants, is still blocked by snow (it tips just over 9000 ft ; check at Ranger Station in Grants), I urge you follow the Chaco alternate only as far as the turnoff to San Mateo where you can pick up the original dirt route towards Cabezon Peak. I found this one of the Great Divide highlights, whereas the Chaco alternate is a bland ride on pavement.