12th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado
Pagosa Springs, Creede, Gunnison, Montrose, Telluride, Mancos, Pagosa Springs
25 through July 1, 2006
fun filled days of road bicycle touring through the beautiful Colorado Rockies
with a day off in Telluride
Check In Day Saturday June 24th is tour check in and the big kick off celebrations Pagosa Springs, CO. Don't forget to arrive early and check out the hot springs pool!
Day 1 - 63 Miles- (profile) We will ride from Pagosa Springs, up and over Wolf Creek Pass, through South Fork, and finish in the town of Creede.
Day 2 - 101 Miles- (profile) Out of Creede and we ride along the Rio Grande River, climb Spring Creek Pass and Slumgullion Pass, through Lake City, over to Blue Mesa Reservoir for a few miles, then up the Gunnison River to finish in Gunnison.
Day 3 - 63 Miles- (profile) Roll back down the Gunnison River, pedal the full length of Blue Mesa Reservoir, over Cerro Summit and down into Montrose.
Telluride Mountain Lodging (TML) is the official accommodations host for
the BTC in Telluride June 28 and 29, 2006. They are full for the BTC. Please consider them next time you visit Telluride. Call 888-728-1950 or check
out www.telluridehotels.com to review accommodation galleries.
Check out our Camping/Lodging Page for other places to stay in Telluride
Day 4 - 65 Miles- (profile) Out of Montrose and back up to the Mountains. Riding over Dallas Divide and then up to the funky ski town of
Day 5 - ?? Miles- Hang out in the town of Telluride, ride the Gondola between town and Mountain Village. Rent a mountain bike and explore the National Forest. Hike the mountain or just relax in the sunshine.
Day 6 - 83 Miles- (profile) Out of Telluride, over Lizard Head Pass, through Stoner, and on to Mancos for the Mesa Verde Centennial Celebration.
Day 7 - 88 Miles- (profile) Out of Mancos, into Pagosa Springs. Enjoy the hot springs with your new friend(s) and then you are on your own adventure!
This route offers a scenic variety, town charm, history, hot springs, and a challenging route.