Great Western Colorado Lodge

352 West Rainbow Blvd., Salida, Colorado, 81201, United States | Hotel
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Monarch has been climbed!

A travel blog entry by bot989

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Sorry that there was no blog yesterday but there was no Wi-Fi because of the heavy storms in the afternoon. I did not sleep well because of dreams of 15 % grades for 10 miles in my face with the head winds of the day before. This would be the highest climb of the trip and I was apprehensive to say the least. When the climb did come it was never …

Every Day An Adventure

A travel blog entry by rmwright

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... is a really neat picture where you can seen something in the middle...it's rain.

Oh, and we had a movie type experience that happened so fast we could get a picture. We were driving along next to a berm and a military helicopter rises above the berm with it guns straight on us. Didn't shoot...think Obama just wants to get my attention to stop the FB posts.

Thanks for your patronage and enjoy the pics.
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The Mountains Keep Calling

A travel blog entry by rmwright

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If you look at the map we are about 40 miles west of Canon City. And just north you can see the green mountain range...we took dirt roads and went over it. About a 3000 foot climb and the decent was about 10 miles of switchbacks with no guard rails...really cool! As I said earlier the roads were all dirt once we left US 50. In fact, it was almost 80 miles of dirt roads climbing thru the mountains and across vast open ...

Warm Up Day

A travel blog entry by tjd

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Surplus gear has been jettisoned and the trip has started. We are in Buena Vista which is packed with super fit men and women who are about to start the TransRockies Race - a marathon distance run on 6 consecutive days. Probably hard to imagine but in our professional looking kit we were directed to the sign in area incorrectly. This certainly made Tim happy and we are off to celebrate with a burger and a bottle of red wine. Fit ...

Shakedown

A travel blog entry by tjd

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... of the trail requires a 38 mile detour for bikes around a protected wilderness area and we made good time to Granite and then Buena Vista. The scenery was alpine and we saw our first wildlife - some prairie dogs (more like squirrels) scattering as we turned a corner. Fit bro is now reading out 'highlights' from the CT website with descriptions like: brutal, nightmare and zero supply points ! Hmmm. Let's see Fat ...

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This hotel, located on 352 West Rainbow Blvd., Salida, is near Royal Gorge Rafting, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and Salida Museum.
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