From the rusty brown of the semi-arid lowlands, to the green, gold, and purple of alpine wildflower meadows, our Colorado cycling tour provides you with a great opportunity to find out what "colorful Colorado" is all about.
Starting from Durango, Colorado, we spent our first day and night in Mesa Verde National Park. Inside the park we get the opportunity to walk among well-preserved cliff dwelling inhabited by Ancestral Puebloans for over 700 years. These fascinating homes were built into the scenic dusty-red cliffs and high mesas rising from the hearty forests of pinion and juniper some 1,400 years ago. Following Mesa Verde, our adventure climbs over four challenging passes (each over 10,000 feet!) into the beautiful mountain towns of Telluride, Ouray and Silverton.
We breathe the crisp mountain air, as picturesque roads lead us through a sea of Rocky Mountain peaks rising all around us. Join us on this tour of the Rockies to experience the best elements of Colorado's colorful history and alpine glory in one grand cycling adventure!
Duration / Mileage: 6 Days, 295 miles
Fitness / Technical Ratings:7
Terrain: High base elevation with extensive climbing and fast descents
Departure: Fly or Drive to Durango, CO