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    Denver / Golden in March?

    So I just got offered a free trip to the Denver / Golden are in early March. What's the likelihood of finding good riding there that time of year?

    XC oriented stuff is what I know & do, but I'm certainly interested in trying some beginner level downhill as well. Long climbs & all day in the saddle sound appealing to me.

    If weather usually prevents riding that time of year in the Denver area, how far would I have to go to get to something good?

    Thanks in advance!

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    how far would I have to go to get to something good?
    2-10 hours

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    March is hit or miss. Last year you could ride anything in the front range without seeing snow. This year, riding on snow has been mandatory in spots. You can always go south towards Pueblo for some unique riding... or west to Fruita / Moab.

    Are you bringing a bike or renting one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    March is hit or miss. Last year you could ride anything in the front range without seeing snow. This year, riding on snow has been mandatory in spots. You can always go south towards Pueblo for some unique riding... or west to Fruita / Moab.

    Are you bringing a bike or renting one?
    How long of a drive is it from Denver to Fruita?

    My guess is I'll have to rent, but that is still up in the air a little.

    Thanks.

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    .....or it could be a desert.
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    Denver to Fruita: 3.5 to 4 hours.

    Denver to Pueblo: 2 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Denver to Fruita: 3.5 to 4 hours.

    Denver to Pueblo: 2 hours

    Springs is 1:15 - again, hit or miss - we may have some snow, but more likely that we wouldn't. At least Palmer Park and/or Ute Vally weould be rideable. Maybe some lower elevation stuff like Intemann/Section16/Palmer Loop, Chutes/Stratton Open Space, or Cheyenne Mtn State Park, Waldo/Williams Canyon might be fine. All have some fun stuff.

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    bring your skis/snowboard - better odds
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    Even if there is not snow or blizzard conditions (fat chance, hehe) the trails will likely be too soft to be enjoyable.

    Please don't come and destroy our trails.
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    el nino years (this season) mean dryer january & februarys in colorado....and potential for huge dumps of snow in march & even april.

    but the weathermen seem to be wrong as much as they're right. so you could get lucky.

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    I'm banking on Dumps.

    Maybe it's cause I'm sittin on the toilet though.

    Good luck.

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