...Entering Colorado from the south, alpine terrain is encountered in the South San Juan, Weminuche and La Garita Wilderness areas. The coyotes gets the company of mule deer, bighorn sheep and elk.
Close to the highest point on the route, Indiana Pass at 11,910ft (3,632m) a mining Super Fund site have left a region severly scarred. Long mountanious climbs, alpine meadow flora, aspen stands and wild water rivers are some of the highlights before leaving the beaver favoured slopes bordering to Wyoming.
The weather can change quickly in these mountains. Early evening thunderstorms and cool nights can be expected. Wild water rafting, canyoning and horse riding are other summertime pastimes - perhaps for a day with no cycling (?). Go to on the road and read more about Colorado |