A Cycling Journey: Rolling through the Rockies
Cycle past snow-covered peaks, towering canyons, historic mining towns and roaring rivers as you learn about the people, natural resources history of colorful Colorado along the way.
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Program No. 9892RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From rusty red and brown canyons, to the green, gold and purple of alpine wildflower meadows, our Road Scholar Colorado bicycling program provides a great opportunity to find out what "colorful Colorado" is all about! Cycle past silver mining towns and through the open frontiers of Colorado’s “Old West” to the ski destinations of its “New West.” Enjoy spectacular bike rides over Vail Pass and along the Colorado River surrounded by snow-covered peaks, and explore the people, natural resources and history of the rugged and majestic central Rocky Mountains.
Activity Level
Biking up to 40 miles daily over paved roads. Expect rolling hills and easy-to-moderate climbs. Elevations up to 10,662 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bicycle on 28-speed hybrids on mostly off-highway paved bike paths through stunning Colorado scenery.
  • Ride on paved trails like the Rio Grande Rail Trail and the Glenwood Canyon Trail amongst towering canyon walls, the roaring rapids of the Colorado River and colorful freight and passenger trains.
  • Soothe sore muscles in the mineral-rich, natural spring waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs, the world’s largest hot springs pool.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Ryan Kirkpatrick
Ryan Kirkpatrick is the director of operations for Mountains & Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service, and has led hundreds of Road Scholar programs since 2003. A native of Colorado, Ryan has a master’s in sports science, is a Wilderness First Responder, and a “Master Naturalist” for the city of Fort Collins. In addition, he is an ASEP certified instructor and received his Level 1 USATF Coaching Certification from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is also a volunteer nordic ski ranger for the Colorado State Forest, and as a photographer is a member of Canon Professional Services.
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Ryan Kirkpatrick
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Dan Urich

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