This ride will take us from REI Denver to Golden and then climb Golden Gate Canyon Road for 13 miles, averaging 6.5% grade with a maximum of just over 10%. We will stop at the visitor’s center and then descend back to REI. Round trip will be just over 53 miles. Or ride as far as you want and turn around.
We’ll head out of the REI parking lot and turn left onto Water ST, which will change to 23rd after we cross I-25. Take 23rd until Sloan’s Lake and take the bike path briefly to 26th. Proceed west on 26th until Kipling, which is the western boarder of Crown Hill Park. Turn right on Kipling and then left on 32nd and ride until Ford Street next to the Coors facility. Turn right on Ford and cross HWY 58 and turn right onto 7th Street briefly and then left onto Clear Creek Trail. The trail will intersect Golden Gate Canyon Road and we will turn left for the start of the climb to the visitor’s center. This is an out and back ride.
I have not done this specific ride, so there may need to be some tweaks done.
Here is a map of the route:
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