Travel Blogs from Gunnison
... in Spanish. Saint Christopher is a patron saint of travelers. We need all the help we can get. We dressed for 60-degree weather, and it's in the low 40s. Brrrrr! From Lake City, the road climbs quickly and steeply. In 10 miles, we ride over Slumgallion Pass -- at 11,530 feet, a new high for our ride. The north side of Slumgallion Pass has the steepest grade (9%) of any continuously paved road in Colorado. The weather clears -- a little -- and soon we ...
... without us, because we’re riding the Rockies today. Our bikes take us south from Palisade, through Whitewater, on our way to Nucla. We skirt the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, which has canyons along the Uncompahgre Plateau, along the Gunnison River. We are on CO-141 for about 90 miles of mountain roads before passing by Nucla. The town's name comes from its founders’ intent that it serve as a "nucleus" for ...
Today was harder than I thought it would be but it was a beautiful ride. There was not supposed to be any hills but I ended up encountering 2 summits along the way. I also had to deal with 2 flat tires, caused by a small thorn that I pulled out with a tweezers. It was around 40 degrees all day so I was a little cold. After I reached the second summit I had an amazing ride through a canyon with snow covered rocks that brought me to the Gunnison River which was ...
... of at best, fear of hypothermia, and at worst loosing traction and crashing on the interstate.
I turned around and detoured 3 hours south to the next road that would cross the mountains, hoping that it wouldn't have gotten hit so hard by the cold front. I drove through Denver and shivered my way south. It wasn't until I got to Colorado springs that I found that the snow had melted around me, and clear sky with a temperature finally above 40 degrees. I turned onto US 50 and found ...
Leaving manitou springs 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Really enjoyed the cabin and our cozy fire last night. Always fun to be on the road again, at the same time , never quite ready to leave behind places like this. Enjoyed Mo's Diner, We have a beautiful scenic drive today from Cripple Creek to Canon. Just got a super deal on breakfast at Denny's and won a free next meal. Later...the road engulfs us ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility