The Best Cycling in Colorado
Climb and Hike in the Garden of the Gods
Colorado / Palmer Trail, Colorado Springs
If you are new to the area a stop by the visitor center can helpful to get a map of the trails and roads in the area as well as obtaining a climbing permit (one is needed to climb and is free).
Explore the Maroon Bells & Snowmass Wilderness
Colorado / Maroon-Snowmass Trailhead
The beautiful and iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness is home to some of the most amazing scenery and adventures to be had in all of Colorado.
Camp at Twin Lakes' White Star Campground
Colorado / White Star Campground
This area is located on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, which is only accessible during the summer, or can be reached year-round via Leadville, which is about 20 miles away along High.
Trail Run Near Boulder - NCAR Hill Climb
Colorado / NCAR - Table Mesa Trailhead
The NCAR Hill Climb, so named because it ends at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, is popular with cyclists, but is a great choice for runners as well.
Camp in Grand Junction
Colorado / Grand Junction BLM Land
This is an awesome stretch of BLM land about five miles from the city with views of the Book Cliffs.
Summit Byers Peak
Colorado / Byers Peak Trailhead
The drive to the start of the trail is okay, having a high clearance vehicle would make the drive easier, but is not necessary. Free parking is available along the side of the road.