Originally Posted by MikeM
James, you will find this great 200 mile day-ride just west and south of Denver. Living in Colorado is fantastic since you can leave your garage and be in some of the greatest riding in the world within 15-20 minutes.
See this link for the route:
Thanks Mike! We lived in Perry Park for almost 5 years, before moving to Elizabeth (about 15-20 miles SW of Denver, so I know that route well. My son and his family still live in Highlands Ranch, I guess that is what I get for moving to CO when my son was just 17. After 15 years, I finally had enough shoveling,
and we decided to move back.
Now that I'm retired, we get plenty of time to go back and forth to CO to visit the grand-kids and ride motorcycles. My son also has a bike, and at least once a year he rides down here and we usually take a trip to the Hill Country, or just ride some of the local country roads.
Have you ever ridden 141 from Dove Creek to Grand Junction? I think that is one of the prettiest rides/drives in Colorado, and there is virtually no traffic, even in tourist season. It's doable in a weekend from Denver, but 3 days would be better. There is an awesome Mexican food place in Cortez, named "Francisca's Blue Eyed Mexican", a must do, if you like Mexican food and you're ever down that way.