Section 2 of the Great Parks South Route beings in Poncha Springs, Colorado. You may see other cyclists along portions of this route in the state. Between Poncha Springs and Dolores the same roads are used on the Western Express Route. The route crosses a pass almost every day with several being over 9,000 feet. Many of the passes along this section have climbing lanes for slower-moving traffic. The route skirts Mesa Verde National Park and a spur is shown going into the Park. This World Class Park is well worth a visit. Durango, Colorado, is the endpoint on this route. Click on enlargement for detail.
Current Printed Version: 2011