Copper Mountain - Leadville - Vail Loop w/ Turquoise Lake (Challenge Series #12)

Rocky Mountain Cycling Club RMCC
Rocky Mountain Cycling Club RMCC
Public group

Copper Mountain Trailhead

60 highway 91 · frisco, co

How to find us

Meet at the trailhead parking past the Conoco

Location image of event venue


This road loop is ride #12 in the RMCC Challenge Series (

Commonly known as the "Copper Triangle" or the "Leadville Loop", this ride is for more many people the best ride on the RMCC calendar every year. Doing this route with the club is something to plan your summer around!

For those who don't know, this route takes in Fremont, Tennessee, and Vail Passes and is one of the most scenic rides you can do anywhere. The Challenge Series route also adds in the enjoyable/challenging/quiet loop around Turquoise Lake outside of Leadville

The Copper Triangle loop is 80 miles with about 6500 feet of climbing; adding Turquoise Lake makes it a century.

There are two convenience-store regroup points on the ride:

Leadville (Shell Station): mile 22
Minturn (Shop & Hop): mile 51 / mile 70

This should be considered a drop ride although we will regroup on a periodic basis.

Long/Challenge Series Route:
Copper Triangle Only:

Non-dues-paying members are welcome and invited to join us on any ride! After three rides we do ask that you join the club:

For our Challenge Series rides, we like to have a second ride leader to help make the rides more friendly. Please PM me if you are willing to help out!