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Coming to Colorado to ride? Some things to consider...

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by neduro, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    The Colorado mountains are high altitude = intense UV. Have strong sunscreen and sunglasses.
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  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  3. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    Nice. More information?
  4. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    Yep- good info- I am curious though as some of the areas I'm familiar with there is quite a mismatch on the map base roads and the gravel road overlay. Not sure which to believe.
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    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I found that map on another website.
    It's not accurate in some places just a general guide.

    More than likely someone probably just took some old county road GIS info and laid it down on to Google.

    Plenty of roads I do know to be open are not on their either.

    I refer back to Google and Benchmark Atlas to look deeper.
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  7. AlH

    AlH Long timer

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    I find many maps to be suspect- I ride a lot in the NC mountains and mapping is a mess there. Road names disagree etc.. locals will use road names that were changed 30 years ago and the new name, for 5 years maybe, they don't/won't use.
    Makes it interesting!
  8. eakins

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    Just like anywhere go out ride and explore.

    That's why it's always sweet to ride with locals as they know where the open goods are...and often when the not so well known and maybe quasi-legal trails are.