Author Topic: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT  (Read 481 times)

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Offline filip

Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« on: May 08, 2024, 12:07:06 am »
TransAm vs Great Divide? Lewis and clark?
Starting May31st or June1st, Trek520 with 40mm tires, so can handle some gravel. Anyone done any or all of these and can recommend?

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Offline John Nettles

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Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2024, 12:54:58 am »
With your bike, I would do the TransAm.  It is a wonderful route.  The 40mm tires would be OK (but not great) on most of the GD but other places you would have a very rough ride and probably hate it.  The only issue is you may be starting a bit early.  Be sure to plan ahead and keep an eye out for the weather and verify your place of lodging is open.
Whatever you decide, I wish you a wonderful tour!
Tailwinds, John   

Offline jamawani

Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2024, 02:36:53 am »
I also suggest the TransAm.
I would suggest riding up to Fort Collins, then West on Hwy 14 to Walden.
I think starting off with Trail Ridge Road thru Rocky Mountain N.P. would be a little much.
Plus, it may not be open by Memorial Day given recent snow and cold temps.

Offline filip

Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 10:59:10 pm »
thanks yall, transAm it is!