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Empire, Berthoud Pass, Winter Park & Back
September 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Before the snow starts creeping down from 14,000 feet levels and while the foliage is still colorful we want to try this new ride. We park and meet at the sports fields on the South side of Empire, then we get a mild warmup before starting up the pass. Turning around at the top of the pass gives you 27 miles and about 2700 vertical. Going down the back side a one can turn around anytime they wish or go all the way to Winter Park for the full 54 mile trip with 5385 vertical. For those going down the back side be sure to watch the weather and of course (like always) be aware that this is Colorado and weather changes rapidly. It looks like Wednesday is likely to be the rainiest day of the week. Check the weather on Tuesday. Bring appropriate gear!