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    Best place to live near Denver for riding?

    We might be moving to the Denver area and I'm looking for input as to the best place to live for riding. I would ideally like to be able to mountain bike from the house but also have access to good road riding as well. I don't want to be further west than Boulder or Golden. Thanks for any help.

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    Limon is cool
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    how about boulder or golden?

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    La Pine is to Bend....

    Limon to Denver?

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    That's a good start, either would be great compared to where I am now.

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    2nd vote for Limon. Sick riding out there.

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    Burlington is pretty sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydee
    Burlington is pretty sick
    Let's not forget about Haxtun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scravnyman
    La Pine is to Bend....

    Limon to Denver?
    Not really. La Pine has all those nice home scattered inbetween the trailers.
    Limon is straight trailer.
    And Denver has WAY less hippies than Bend
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Golden.

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    Scravnyman, mtn riding from your house in CO is not as common as most future residents think. for good trails outside your door, you live in the mtns and endure the winter, less road riding, and commute. if you live on the front range, you drive to good mtn bike trails. golden is an exception and closer to mtn riding but it really depends on what you want.

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    I wasn't expecting to have riding from the house, more like hoping for a bit, even if not that much. I've lived in the mountains before and when there's snow I fully embrace winter and winter sports. Normally I wouldn't even ride for 4-5 months and then come spring I'd be all fired up to hit the lower elevation trails and then patiently wait for the prime upper elevation trails to melt out. But I digress....

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    Search is a prime location
    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    To differentiate riders by the type of surface frequented is IMO the height of foolishness.

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    La Junta, Wray, or Julesburg.

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    search this forum

    This question is posted ~ once per month here. If you want to get some responses post a question like: "Where is the best place on the front range to shuttle DH, especially off trail?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy
    "Where is the best place on the front range to shuttle DH, especially off trail?"
    Limon, for sure
    Burlington got some burly stuff, too
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    define "near denver"

    fort collins

    less people
    less road rage
    less stress
    more miles of delicious singletrack within riding distance of front door

    of course if work is in denver you have the daily 60 minute I-25 slog
    priorities

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    I love the creativeness of the posters on this board . After I did a search and read some threads I saw a good oppurtunity for some laughs.

    I wish we could do Ft. Collins, great place. I think that one won't fly but I'll definitely be checking the riding out there. It's kind of ridiculous the amount of good riding in Colorado, I've been to a bunch of places but it's going to take years just to make a dent.

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    At any rate, welcome to CO! you can't go wrong with Boulder or Golden and the riding down there. Be sure to point it north some weekend when you get tired of the crowds - you'll be amazed at how few people you see and how remote some of the "local" rides will seem. ...oh, and that includes road rides too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Limon, for sure
    Burlington got some burly stuff, too
    Being from Limon, I can safely say, it is a good place to be from.

    Have you even been there, or just ate at the McDonalds?
    Tryin' to keep the tires on the ground.

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    Ken Caryl Valley - Private (residents only) singletrack out your back door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace
    Ken Caryl Valley - Private (residents only) singletrack out your back door.
    WORD! or Golden.

    Bear Lake Area isn't bad either.

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