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The entire family can enjoy a day of cycling. If you choose a local path in the city or want some high country trail, you will be ready. So pack up the kids, fold up the trailer and get ready to tag-a-long....read more.
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The weather in Colorado can change in no time at all: snow one day and sunshine the next. Yes even in the middle of summer and especially at altitude...read more.
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Our website was established in 2008 and we are looking forward to providing outstanding information about cycling in Colorado. Our specialty is in the area of Mountain and Road biking. We also strive to include options for family rides or for any non-riders of the family (while mom, dad, sister or brother may be enjoying their favorite road or trail). This ensures that families can recreate together in the surrounding region. Feel free to contact us at: thom@switchbackcycling.com
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Early September brings new meaning to the term Gold Rush in Colorado. When the Aspens turn from green to gold you know winter is close behind. Riding in the high country of Colorado will give you rich rewards. As you pedal through amber canopies of leaves and crisp autumn days, the Colorado high country is like no place else. By now you have peaked in riding skills and ability and you are ready to continue on with serious riding. Whether on the road or singletrack, this time of year brings changes and changes fast. Snow in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon, or anything in between. So dress warm, have layers to add or subtract and get ready to roll out. Check out our featured ride, Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass
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Southwest

You will never forget the first time you see those jagged peaks of the San Juan range oft compared to the Alps in Switzerland. Then there are the wildflowers splashing palettes of color over the acres of alpine meadows. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison replicates the Grand Canyon in formation. You may ask yourself: Are we still in Colorado? The entire region has an enchanting allure. The landscape (although both equally magnificent) is much different than the more gently sloping older peaks of the Northwest Region. The same thing is true of the towns. There’s a different edge here. A flare of the old west lives on. The history of the American Indian, ranching families and miners abounds. Mesa Verde, Colorado Plateau, and The Anasazi Heritage Center are tourist attractions well worth the trip. Festivals here not only celebrate the region’s history they expound upon the culture. Durango, Telluride, Ouray and Crested Butte are among the towns in which you may wish to immerse yourself. A getaway with sights, scenery, activities, Family Fun and of course cycling that will leave you awestruck and breathless in this mystical region.

Cities:

Almont, Bayfield, Cedaredge, Chimney Rock, Cortez, Crawford, Crested Butte, Delta, Dolores, Dove Creek, Durango, Eckert, Gunnison, Hesperus, Hotchkiss, Ignacio, Lake City, Mancos, Marble, Mesa Verde National Park, Montrose, Mt. Crested Butte, Naturita, Norwood, Olathe, Orchard City, Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Paonia, Pitkin, Redstone, Rico, Ridgway, Silverton, Somerset, Telluride, Towaoc, Uravan, Vallecito Lake

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