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Denver to Aspen Classic
July 29, 2017
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sign-in/Start: 3:00 am/4:00 am
Start location: Sloans Lake Park, 26th and Tennyson St., Denver, CO
End location: Woody Creek Tavern, Woody Creek, CO.
Map: Denver to Aspen
Brief description: Denver to Aspen is an EPIC single-day adventure from the Colorado’s capital city, Denver, into the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Starting at Sloan’s Lake Park, the course ventures west, initially climbing Lookout Mountain and Mount Vernon Canyon, the eastern gateway from Denver into the Colorado Rockies. The course undulates as it passes through the historic mining communities of Idaho Springs and Georgetown before starting the long, steep climb up the rugged Loveland Pass, one of Colorado’s most spectacular mountain passes. The course then traverses into Summit County, passing the ski resorts at Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, and Copper Mountain. Participants then climb the beautiful Fremont Pass, riding past the historic Climax Mine en route to the silver mining town of Leadville, the nation’s highest incorporated city. From Leadville, participants venture south and west, passing the scenic Twin Lakes before tackling Colorado’s famed Independence Pass, reaching a lung-searing altitude of 12,095 feet! Riders then make the twisty descent down the western slopes of Independence Pass to the ritzy mountain resort town of Aspen, ultimately ending at the cycling-friendly community of Woody Creek.
- Distance: 180 miles, a point-to-point route from Denver, CO to Woody Creek, CO
- Climbing: 16,000 feet
- 3 crossings of the Continental Divide: Loveland Pass, Fremont Pass, and Independence Pass
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