Segment #3 posted – Bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers: Front Range

Stevens Gulch from the east

I’ve released my first draft of Segment #3 of the Front Range bikepacking guide to the CO 14ers:

Tour 14er Front Range Segment 3
Tour 14er Front Range Segment 3

Segment #3 takes you from Guanella Pass, up and over Argentine Pass, and deposits you in Horseshoe Basin, to tackle Grays and Torreys from Grays’ South Ridge Route. Georgetown is used as a resupply point. Enjoy!

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Spotlight: Nite Ize Lights

Red Radiant 125 with an alternative bombproof mounting using a Nite Ize Gear Tie

Note: these products were provided to me by Nite Ize to demo without caveat. I would like to thank them for their generosity. All opinions are mine. Interested in me checking out your gear?

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Bikepacking Longs Peak Chapter has been Released

I’ve released the first draft chapter of what is hopefully going to be a full-fledged guidebook on bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers. It’s about my favorite mountain to ride bikes to: Longs Peak.

Check it out, and share your feedback. I’ll be moving forward with other mountains in the Front Range, as well as chapters on topics brought up from the survey.

I’ve decided to write this book in small pieces and share drafts of the chapters publicly. I’m doing so for a lot of reasons which I’ll expound upon in a separate post.

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Access

Mount Massive TH - the bike stays here.

The State of Colorado features a land mass that’s one third Public Land! This makes access to this land for hiking, camping, and riding extremely plentiful.

There are some finer points to consider when designing your own trip:

National Forest/BLM Land

Unless otherwise posted, access for dispersed camping is available on most National Forest and BLM land.

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Longs Peak

Work in Progress

Bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers is currently being written and published publicly. Get news and updates by joining the Facebook group, Instagram, subreddit, and mailing list.

Choice Trip Itineraries

Dirt

Day #1

Take LP13: East Longs Peak TH via Betasso/Swiss Trail/Sourdough up towards the East Longs Peak TH.

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