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Colorado's Western Slope

 
Colorado\'s Western Slope

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.28329°N / 107.27051°W

Trail Type: Mountain

Season: Fall

 

Page By: EYEintheSKY

Created/Edited: Oct 17, 2008 / Jun 10, 2009

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Overview

The Western Slope can have different geographical dimensions depending who you ask, but generally it refers to the western side of the Rockies in Colorado, draining to the Pacific. Mountain biking stretches old, old roots here, as locales like Crested Butte, Durango, and Fruita have rich histories of riding.

The character of the land takes on many forms as peaks over 14,000 ft. dwindle down westward through different geologies and ecosystems to desert river canyons. The mountain biking is as varied as anywhere on the planet.

Getting There

Interstate 70 runs through it. Get packing.

Red Tape

External Links

The Gear Exchange in Glenwood: an amazing pocket of mountain culture and the best mechanics on the western slope

The Gear Exchange

Camping

Camping is readily available throughout this region on a variety of public lands, though it does get more tricky the closer you are to one of the many medium-sized towns.

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