Planning a Trip To Boulder/Denver
Well, it's that time of year to look forward to spring break (that is if you're a college student and haven't had a vacation in years).
Anyhow me and a friend are planning a trip out west (we're from Chicagoland area) to visit Denver, Boulder, Fruita, and Moab. It'll be around a 10 day trip, and we're planning to spend 1-2 days in each of these areas, and what I was wondering is....
Hows the weather and riding conditions in Boulder/Denver around late march? Will we be expecting to ride in the snow? I've looked up previous temps, and they seem relatively high (at least for chicago), but if we're riding in the mountains should we expect snow?
I know this is pretty vauge, but if anyone could help me out that'd be great.
Also, if you guys have any trails you reccomend that'd be sweet too. We're fairly expierienced riders.
Weather around that time of year is totally unpredictable in all of the places you listed. You might end up in feet of snow, it might be 70* and sunny, clear, and dry. You might want to think about going in May instead.
Feb/March are usually the biggest snow months in Colorado, I usually plan my families ski trips around this. It will be cold as hell at night in Fruita/Moab although less liklihood of snow in Boulder/Denver. No guarantee anything will be rideable then.
End of April early May would be much better for mtn biking and you could hit up the Fruita Fat tire festival.
HAve a great trip.
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Alright, I'll take a look into it. Our spring break is the last week of march . Maybe we'll have to wait until summertime to take a trip.
Thanks for the info guys.
Fruita and Moab are usually good in spring. Watch the weather and pick a spot to hit, spend less time driving from spot - to - spot. You could easily spend a week in any place listed and have good riding.
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Planning to bike on the front range in late March is a bad idea. Planning to ski is a better idea.