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    Suggest me an epic (3 day +) route for credit card touring.

    I'm thinking of doing a big three day + credit card touring (hotels) trip this summer with a friend. We have some potential road routes but I'm thinking of maybe doing one with some big off road sections on the mountian bikes instead. We're both super fit and were thinking of 100+ mile days on road bikes, do long days on the dirt would be fine.

    I'd appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    I'm thinking of doing a big three day + credit card touring (hotels) trip this summer with a friend. We have some potential road routes but I'm thinking of maybe doing one with some big off road sections on the mountian bikes instead. We're both super fit and were thinking of 100+ mile days on road bikes, do long days on the dirt would be fine.

    I'd appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
    Boulder to Winter Park over Rollins/Corona Pass, followed by a big day n WP, followed by back to Boulder back over the pass.
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    check out aventure cyclings website...

    Maybe do 200 miles of the GDR in Canada or Colorado?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Boulder to Winter Park over Rollins/Corona Pass, followed by a big day n WP, followed by back to Boulder back over the pass.
    That's one I've actually thought of.

    I was wondering f there were more remote options, like BFE northwest Colorado.
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    You could spend 3 days in the Crested Butte area, or hit the Durango area
    Also look at the Colorado trail, lots of adventure there

    http://www.coloradotrail.org/bike.html
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    A variation of something I've done before: Breckenridge to Leadville Via the CT. Leadvill to Crested Butte Via Hagerman Pass and Star Pass, Crested Butte to Aspen over Pearl pass. You could also do CB to Gunnision or Leadville to Salida.

    Pouring over maps and figuring out a town to town mountain bike route is lot o fun!

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    kokopeli trail Grand Junction ---> Moab

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    Colorado Trail: Jefferson (Kenosha Pass) to Gunnison. Three BIG, fun days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    A variation of something I've done before: Breckenridge to Leadville Via the CT. Leadvill to Crested Butte Via Hagerman Pass and Star Pass, Crested Butte to Aspen over Pearl pass. You could also do CB to Gunnision or Leadville to Salida.

    Pouring over maps and figuring out a town to town mountain bike route is lot o fun!
    Those are some killer ideas. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Colorado Trail: Jefferson (Kenosha Pass) to Gunnison. Three BIG, fun days.
    That sounds good. I'd have to look at a map, but that route might require camping gear, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    You could spend 3 days in the Crested Butte area, or hit the Durango area
    Also look at the Colorado trail, lots of adventure there

    http://www.coloradotrail.org/bike.html
    I've thought about this one as well. It'd be nice to heave the beer and clean clothes in one place, waiting post-ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nufenstein
    kokopeli trail Grand Junction ---> Moab
    If I only had a way to carry the camping gear . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    That sounds good. I'd have to look at a map, but that route might require camping gear, no?
    Nope. Kenosha to Copper in a day, Copper to Buena Vista in a day, then Buena Vista to Gunnison in a day.

    Come to think of it, that last day would be a MONSTER.

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