Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Section 4

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Silverthorne, CO - Platoro, CO (316.5 miles)
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Adventure Cycling Association
$15.75 $7.85 (Sale Price)
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March 2016

This section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route follows the paved Blue River trail through bustling Summit County, the most urbanized area on the entire route, then crosses the Continental Divide at Boreas Pass and descends into the broad, windswept basin known as South Park. South of the small town of Hartsel it climbs back into the mountains, then drops into Salida, following a twisting dirt road that offers arresting views across the Arkansas River Valley of the high "Fourteeners" of the renowned Collegiate Range. South of Cochetopa Pass-the seventeenth crossing of the Continental Divide since the Canadian border- the terrain turns more southwest canyon-country in nature, and Hispanic influences are obvious in the small settlements near the route. The high San Juan Mountains south of Del Norte, meanwhile, provide astonishing contrasts: the route leads directly through the severely scarred Summitville mining district. But just around the bend await some of the prettiest high-country glades and meadows found in the entire Rocky Mountain region.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, redesigned maps including bi-directional narratives will be available June 15, 2018. Current version maps may be purchased now for ½ price and in June we will email a code to purchase the new maps at ½ price through July 31, 2018. Please note that the coupon for the new maps is good for a 1 to 1 match based on how many map sets/sections you bought of the current version.

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Average rating: based on 1 reviews.

Excellent and fun


Reviewed By: Michael Beck on 8/13/09

The map was perfect. I used the section from Breck to Salida on a ride we called Bayou Salado.

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