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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Ktapply, Jul 8, 2010.
Check out pics from our weekend at the Snowy Range near Centennial Wyoming....
Nice! My wife and I were in Laramie and the surrounding area for the last two days... never made it to the Snowy's but we did get out on our mountainbikes to the Curt Gowdy State Park area towards Cheyenne. I saw a handful of ADV looking riders in Laramie :)
Most people aren't even aware that this exists so close. Even when it's "busy" in the middle of summer, it's never crowded. They got so much snow this winter the pathways have not been cleared so it will be a very short use season this summer.
We enjoy this ride a lot. There are several routes to take; from Ft Colllins take Hwy 14 over Cameron Pass to Walden, North to Riverside/Saratoga to Wyoming 130 over Snowy Range to Laramie, back to FTC via Highway 287 is a good one. If you have more time 287 to Laramie to WY130 over Snowy Range to Riverside to Baggs via hwy 70 South via hwy 13 to Craig Colorado then to Steamboat, rabbit ears pass to Kremmling into Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park etc.....
Just depends in the time you have.......
Nice! I talked to a gentleman at the local Yamaha/KTM/? dealer in Laramie and he pointed out all of the DS roads and trails in the Snowy's. I was dyin without having my bike up there...
Man Windsor has gone nuts over the years.
Sweet pics and ride!
Was just up there myself a couple weeks ago. I was able to connect Hahns Peak, CO up to WY70 (just west of Encampment) via FR550, and then looped back over the Snowies.
Like you said, some great riding up there that few seem to go explore!
Wow! I've been hoping to get there for many months now. Any good dirt ADV routes (once the snow's clear)?
The teacher asking the class ?
Darn you DP, you're everywhere!
Seriously, I suspect the Snowies are one of the West's last undiscovered gems.
The Snowy Range is a great ride, we do it a couple times a year. It's aptly named too, it stays cold and refreshing up there
Up the Cache la Poudre to Walden, lunch in Saratoga, and over the Snowies to Laramie and 287 back - makes for a nice 500 mile day from our place.
You're right about being non-crowded, Kevin, you rarely see more than a few cars.
Looks brisk up there now!
I was up there over 4th of July weekend in my Jeep, pulling dirt bikes... we took those up rather than the big bike, so my son could ride. We camped in the National Forest off Ehlin Road/FS338 just west of Centennial, off 130. There were quite a few trails back in there. I picked up a free map at that little shop/diner in Centennial and it looks like some good routes I'd like to go back and check out.
Wasn't very crowded at all for the 4th and there were some old cabin ruins, mines, lakes, etc for scenery.... and one run in with an angry grouse that rushed out at the bikes from the woods and started nipping at our boots.
Great ride and pics!
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Sweet ride and gorgeous pics of a magnificent area , How cold was it there?
WOW, thanks for the memories. I worked at a sawmill in Centennial years ago. My grandfather was born in a log cabin over near Saratoga in 1890.
cold dark winter is what I remember the most. JB
75 F high for the day, 46 F tonight, Rain for next several days...
(Atlanta 96 F degrees of misery!)
Looks like a better place to be than this heat of Denver.
Hope the RT is treating you right