Continental Divide Adventure Ride June 27-30

Four Day 640 mile ride to the Continental Divide from and to Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Airport to the Continental Divide. And Back. 4 Days, 640 miles.

GPS Tracks. Gear Portage. T-Shirt. Route Maps. Chase Truck and Support.

Lodging or Camping Not Included. Club will reserve Lodging and purchase some meals.

Day 1 – Loop is Clockwise – COS to Stagecoach Rd. To Gold Camp Road old Railroad Right-of-way to Victor. Phantom Canyon Railroad Right-of-way to Canon City to Temple Cyn. Park to Cotopaxi. To Ute Pass to Salida. Overnight in Salida.

President Theodore Roosevelt said on a Train ride in 1900 that the beauty of the route from Colorado Springs to Victor;

“This is the ride that bankrupts the English language.”

Day 2 – Aspen Ridge to Buena Vista. To RR ROW to Granite. Mt. Elbert Forebay to Twin Lakes. To Independence Pass to Aspen. To Hagerman Pass to Turquoise Lake to Leadville. Overnight in Leadville

Day 3 – From Leadville to Pipeline ROW to Weston Pass. To Trout Creek Pass to Aspen Ridge to Ute Pass. To 11 Mile Cyn RR Row on the Platte River to Hwy 24. RR ROW To Woodland Park. Overnight in Woodland Park.

Day 3 Alternate could also be a loop over Cottonwood Pass to Tincup. Over Cumberland Pass to Pitkin. To Sargents and old Marshall Pass Railroad right of way to Salida. Overnight in Salida.                                                              

Day 4 – Woodland Park to Rampart Range Rd. to Garden of the Gods. Through Manitou Springs to Up to Pikes Peak Summit. To Old Colorado City to Cheyenne Canyon RR ROW to Colorado Springs Airport.

Day 4 Alternate if we chose to overnight in Salida would be Ute Pass to 11 Mile Cyn RR Row on the Platte River to Hwy 24. RR ROW To Woodland Park. Up to Pikes Peak Summit. To Manitou Springs & Old Colorado City to Cheyenne Canyon RR ROW to Colorado Springs Airport.

80% Off Road.

This ride will stage and park at the secure Colorado Springs Airport. Long Term parking at the Airport is $7 a day.

 

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