Whether touring or training alone or with an organized group, thousands of bicyclists enjoy riding Colorado's mountain roads every year. Drawn to the alpine beauty and egged on by the challenge, they struggle against the grade and against the altitude of these passes, mile after brutal mile, not knowing beforehand what to expect from the road they've chosen. An avid bicyclist who has been pedaling the canyons southwest of Denver since age 16, Kurt Magsamen offers this guide to Colorado's 38 highest paved mountain roads—particularly the highlight of every mountain road, the high pass—including distances, difficulty ratings, and recommended starting points.
"A must have for the dedicated and the wishful cyclist alike."—Bloomsbury Review