Bicycling To Trout Creek Pass
Easier Than Neighboring Passes; Scenery From Johnson Village To The Top
This was my first decent bike ride in Colorado for 2008,
and amidst some fairly chilly and wintery winds, I was
able to reach the summit of Trout Creek Pass. I have been fairly
lazy in the past two weeks after my
bike ride across America,
and I succumbed to the pressure to get out there and show
something mountainous with the camera.
Trout Creek Pass, which serves as the border of Chaffee and Park
counties, lacks notoriety and is not a well-traveled route for bicyclists.
Oh, but it does divide the watersheds of the Arkansas River
and Platte River, which I think merits at least some respect.
If you're in the Arkansas River valley and seeking a good training
ground that is open all year, riding to Trout Creek Pass might be a good option.
The distance from Johnson Village to
Trout Creek Pass is approximately 12-13 miles and the altitude gain in 1,400 feet.
If you're really into bicycling Colorado's many passes,
you are welcome to check out my previous rides over the years:
Poncha Pass and
Wolf Creek Pass.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the photos below.
This adventure has me excited about riding again!
All the best,
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