I've released my first draft of Segment #5 of the Front Range bikepacking guide to the CO 14ers:
Segment #5 takes you from the East Longs Peak TH back to the beginning in Golden, co via Lyons + Boulder, CO. And with this last segment, the first pass at the entire Front Range 14ers bikepacking route is done!
The route statistics look a little like this:
- 380 miles
- 39,200′ elevation gain/loss
- 350 miles
- 29,003′ elevation gain/loss
- 6 14ers
- 47.62 miles
- 18,552′ elevation gain/loss
Total mileage: 428 miles; total elevation gain/loss: 47,555′
These stats are massive and are actually close to riding the entire Colorado Trail (526.16 miles, 45,555′ elevation gain). I can't wait to start on the second pass of this route narrative, and move onto the other ranges!