Day 01: The Boreas Pass Loop. Located just 40 miles north of our camp is
historic Boreas Pass, over which a narrow
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.
Day 03: America the Beautiful personified. Today we head west toward
Colorado Springs and the incredible
Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is the home of the second oldest mountain climbing race in the US and is
nearly the highest place you can visit in the USA.
At an altitude of over 14,000 feet Pikes Peak was indelibly etched in America's consciousness when a
woman named Katherine Lee Bates penned
the immortal words to the song America the Beautiful. No truer words have ever been written because
from the top of Pikes Peak you can truly
see the beauty of spacious skies, purple mountains majesty and amber waves of grain. You can see all
the way to Kansas and the wheat fields
that are described in the song. The view from the top of Pikes Peak is simply awe inspiring.
After Pikes Peak we'll head down through Colorado Springs toward the famous mining town of Cripple
Creek. This is another great glimpse
into Colorado's turbulent past. Cripple Creek is a shadow of its former self, but we'll stop for a
tour of the historic Molly Cathleen Gold Mine.
You'll ride an unusual air powered train deep into the mountain for a glimpse of what life was like
in an 1890's era gold mine and after the
tour we'll head back to camp via some wonderfully scenic dirt roads.
Day 04: Leadville and Aspen via Hagerman pass. Today's 160 mile loop
takes you to America's highest incorporated city!
Leadville, Co. - which is located at 10,000 feet making it the highest city in the US. A famous,
historic and fascinating place Leadville is
our jumping off point for yet one more awesome mountain pass – Today we'll ride Hagerman Pass, where
we once again cross the Continental Divide
at an altitude of nearly 12,000 feet. Hagerman is one of the most rugged passes on our circuit, and
from the top of Hagerman we drop down into
the world famous ski resort of Aspen. From Aspen we'll return to camp via Independence pass which is
the highest paved road over the
Continental Divide in the state.
Your ride out to Aspen and back is not only spectacular but it's also some of the most dramatic
riding you'll ever do.
Click on the links below so see some of the scenery.
Day 05: The Highest road in America. Yesterday you rode the highest
paved road over the Continental Divide
and today's loop takes you on the highest road in the United States, period! Today you'll enjoy some
of the most incredible views on
the continent. The Mount Evans scenic
byway is America's highest
paved road with the most incredible set of high mountain switchbacks you've ever ridden.
It's beyond a stunning day – just over 250 miles of riding with an equal mix of paved and unpaved
scenic back country roads. It's a fabulous way to wrap up a great week of adventure.
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