Idaho Springs to Echo Lake, Mt. Goliath Nature Center, and perhaps more?
June 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This is a good preparation ride for the Bob Cook Mt. Evans Hill Climb. We meet at Idaho Springs near the Rec. Center at Exit 240 and head up, up, and up some more. After 1.5 to 2.0 hrs of work (depending on fitness) and 13 miles, we get to Echo Lake Lodge where we can take a break and get some nutrition. Then we head up the Mt Evans road and probably get to the Mt. Goliath Nature Center at about timberline. Then, our ‘gonzo’ riders can keep climbing and perhaps get to Summit Lake depending on weather, energy, and motivation. Turning around at the Nature Center gives you 32.2 miles and a bit over 4,000 vertical feet.