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).

Eric Schuette
987 Saves

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.

Eric Schuette
448 Saves

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.

Mike Fennell
187 Saves

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.

Nathaniel Carter
88 Saves

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.

Brittney Leigh
40 Saves

Bike the Garden of the Gods Loop

Colorado / Garden of the Gods

The Basics: Garden of the Gods is a free, public park on the Western edge of Colorado Springs.

Connor Bruson
23 Saves