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    Where to hike in Colorado

    Road Biking Routes in Colorado

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    Colorado is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, full of big mountains, mountain lakes, high passes, beautiful waterfalls and incredible mountain towns. Whatever you can dream of doing outdoors, you can do in Colorado. Great skiing, exceptional hiking and wonderful biking are the basics of a trip to Colorado. Consider trying a guided kayaking, climbing or mountaineering trip the next time you’re there.

    A holiday in Colorado is truly a special trip. Combining epic, big-mountain scenery with friendly locals in rustic mountain towns, a vacation in Colorado will give you some lifelong memories. There are great ski resorts, such as Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Crested Butte and Breckenridge. At these towns you can have 5-star accommodations while spending the day exploring local hiking and ski trails.

    Rocky Mountain National Park is a perfect example of the best of Colorado – big mountains, high mountain lakes and well-maintained trails to explore the park. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are also covered with national forests and wilderness areas, which are exceptional places for hiking, biking, skiing and climbing.

    Colorado is a great state for cycling, but sometimes you want to just book a tour, show up, and ride your bike. Check out these road bike tours scattered all over the world so you can experience an epic bike tour for your next holiday.

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    Open details for Left Hand Canyon

    Left Hand Canyon

    Hard
    52.7 km
    1,094 km
    4-5h

    Left Hand Canyon is one of the best road bike rides in Boulder and along the entire Colorado Front Range. Featuring a long steady climb along a shaded shoulder, it is the perfect way to spend a day out in Boulder.

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    Open details for Flagstaff Mountain

    Flagstaff Mountain

    Hard
    28.9 km
    1,017 km
    3h

    Flagstaff Mountain Road is a steep and twisty mountain road that begins at the base of the iconic Boulder Flatirons. Conveniently close to downtown Boulder, and being one of the steepest roads in the area makes this ride an experience you will never forget!

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    Open details for Jamestown

    Jamestown

    Hard
    26.0 km
    387 km
    2h

    A popular variation to the longer Left Hand Canyon, the bike ride to Jamestown takes some of the best parts of Left Hand Canyon and continues up to a sleepy mountain town nestled in the heart of the mountains. Jamestown is a small, historic town worth a visit on its own, but combined with a great ride makes a perfect day out in Boulder.

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    Open details for Olde Stage Road

    Olde Stage Road

    Moderate
    19.3 km
    282 m
    1.5h

    Olde Stage Rd is the classic introduction to hill climbing in Boulder, with a relatively short and straight forward climb up the popular Front Range road with a fun descent down the backside!

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    Open details for Lee Hill

    Lee Hill

    Hard
    27.3 km
    521 m
    2.5h

    Lee Hill is the big brother bike ride to Olde Stage Rd., meaning this route climbs a bit higher and for a bit longer, making it a more committing ride overall while still offering a great day in the mountains!

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    Open details for N 63rd St

    N 63rd St

    Moderate
    27.9 km
    221 m
    2.5h

    N 63rd St is the classic Boulder loop with gently rolling hills and mountain views! The nicely paved road with a generous shoulder is perfect for a stress-free day on the bike.

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    9.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for Peak to Peak Highway

    Peak to Peak Highway

    Very Hard
    70.1 km
    1,289 m
    5h

    The Peak to Peak Highway bike ride is a high elevation, scenic ride that parallels the Continental Divide. There are multiple variations for cycling the whole thing or sections of this long road; we’ve described the variation most popular with Boulder locals.

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    Open details for US 36 to Lyons

    US 36 to Lyons

    Hard
    38.8 km
    340 m
    3h

    US 36 to Lyons is a popular bike ride that serves as a training ground for many professional athletes; sections of this bike ride are a part of the official Iron Man Boulder bike course! It is for that reason, we included this ride on the Top 10 Boulder rides.

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    Open details for Boulder Creek Trail

    Boulder Creek Trail

    Easy
    18.4 km
    77 m
    2h

    Boulder has a vast network of wonderful bike paths throughout the entire town. Boulder Creek Trail is the most scenic and continuous of all the Boulder bike paths.

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    10.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Boulder Canyon

    Boulder Canyon

    Very Hard
    47.4 km
    891 m
    4h

    Boulder Canyon is the most scenic canyon in the area and an excellent bike ride. Cycling in Boulder Canyon is not for the fainthearted. Narrow shoulders, aggressive traffic, and broken concrete make this a ride for only the diehard thrill seekers that want to challenge themselves.

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    Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

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    This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

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    Open details for Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

    Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

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    Open details for Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

    Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

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    From $250
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