Following our training classes in California; we offer a two day follow up ride called “the journey
to Base Camp Alpha”. Now we’re pleased to offer a similar program here in Colorado. One thing we
have learned over the years is that many folks don’t have the opportunity to go riding and practice
their new found skills when they get home from their training session with us. Consequently you
forget things… and then when you get back on the bike you don’t feel that you have the same edge
that you did when you wrapped up your training.
There’s nothing like taking a good ride through the type of terrain your bike is intended for to
cement the skills you learned in class.
So here are the details of our new 2 day High Rockies Adventure (The HRA)
Day 01: The Boreas Pass Loop.
Located just 40 miles north of our camp is historic Boreas Pass, over which
guage railway originally connected the ghost town of Como to Breckenridge. Boreas Pass is also
located on the Continental Divide at an elevation
of 11,400 feet. The view from the top is unbelievable. Today's 200 mile adventure leads you over the
pass into Breckenridge and back on mostly
unpaved country roads past many idyllic Colorado ranches. It's a wonderful blend of Old Colorado and
New. Como is shabby, tired and faded,
almost a ghost town but made up of the old square fronted buildings the old west was known for and
it has lots of relics of its glory days.
Breckenridge is the epitome of a modern Ski Resort town situated in a stunning valley full of Aspens
It's a great introduction to riding in Colorado.
Day 02: The Monarch and Marshall pass loop.
Today's 150 mile ride takes us south out of camp on an unpaved
country road toward Salida, Colorado. We'll fuel up in Salida and head for the Continental Divide at
the top of Marshall Pass. Marshall
Pass is nothing short of stunning. The aspen forests are lush, dense and amazing, the views are
stupendous. Words can't adequately
describe how impressive the high mountains of Colorado are. This is one of the great mountain passes
of the state. We'll continue down
the western slope of Marshall Pass and into the rustic one horse town of Sargents before we head
back up to the top of the Continental
Divide again over historic "old Monarch Pass" & from Monarch we'll head into the rough and tumble
town of Buena Vista; Colorado for fuel
before returning again to Camp.