Posted on 2/22/2010 by Alyssa Hubbard

Biking over Loveland Pass

If you're an avid cyclist or a cyclist looking to push yourself and work on your climbing of mountain passes, you might want to consider cycling over Loveland Pass. A great challenge with stunning views, you'll feel an amazing sense of accomplishment after this ride. Below is a list of statistics of the Loveland Pass ride. Starting from Loveland Ski Area: High Point: 11,992 ft Max Grade: 9% Avg Grade: 4.6% Distance to High Point: 4.5 Miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft Starting from Keystone: High Point: 11,992 ft Max Grade: 10% Avg Grade: 5.9% Distance to High Point: 8.5 Miles Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft The Loveland Pass ride (from the Loveland Ski Area side) starts to climb out of the Loveland valley, surrounded by 12,000 and 13,000 peaks. The Loveland Pass ride is one of Colorado's highest passes when you summit at the Continental Divide. You'll honestly feel like you're on top of the world. Keep in mind that while the roads are fairly wide throughout the ride, there are not always full shoulders, so ride with caution and always be aware of cars around you. Always be sure to bring plenty of water with you on your ride over Loveland Pass, along with some extra layers, as the side closer to Loveland Ski Area tends to be in the shade and a bit cooler. It's also always a good idea to bring your own snacks and energy bars, so you're not stuck without energy if the ski resorts aren't open. You'll definitely love the Loveland Pass Colorado ride. It will be a great challenge, but with rewarding views that you'll be blown away by. So if you're looking for a challenge or just a great ride with amazing views, try cycling Loveland Pass this summer! View an elevation graph and read more details on one cyclist's ride up Loveland Pass here.
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