Jeff, Yuki, and I headed to Loveland Pass early this morning to get in some high alpine riding. Time is a precious thing now that the snow isn’t too far off, so I was happy to get up there and get a bit of riding in before it’s the skiers’ turn to enjoy it up there.
We rode up the ski area service road, which was actually a really difficult climb, especially at the altitude of 11-12,500′!
From there, we hopped on the Lenawee Trail which was really narrow and cool in some spots, and we stopped a few times to take in the views.
I actually smelled my brakes burning, and we were not going slow! It was one of the most fun descents I have done! I would love to shuttle that sometime. We took the road back into Keystone, and Hwy 6 back to A-Basin.
After that, we hung out at the parking lot for Loveland Pass for a little bit.
I saw a trail going up the mountain, so I ran up the side of it (about 500′ up) until I decided I was happy with the view.
I really wanted to go to the top… maybe I can get in at least 1 big hike after Interbike before the snow. I’d love to do Mt. Elbert, which is the tallest 14’er in Colorado, near Leadville.
Have I mentioned I love Colorado? 🙂