A bit of a surprise that I read in the local paper that the Park Service decided to open up Fall River Road to hikers and bikers. There has been repair work going on all summer, post flood, that has kept it closed. Kudos and thanks to the Park Service for opening it up for this short window before winter sets in. It would have been pretty easy for them to just say "heck with it" and keep it closed up until next spring/summer.
So with the opportunity....how can I possibly pass it up??
Here we go!
Every cyclist dream.....a closed to vehicles but OK for cyclist road block!!
Fall River road is a pretty steep affair, gaining a good amount of elevation over its ten miles or so route to the top ending at the Alpine Visitor Center.
Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the sun and Fall River, get a drink.........just be happy I am out!!
A future S'Mores roasting opportunity
Fall River road is pretty relentless in an uphill grind, not any flat places to gear up your bike and stretch out, you earn every mile!!
Switching back and forth!!
Some rock formations going up the flank of Mt. Chapin
But....First tracks here!!! Just for you Mike Monroney!!
Note to self.....Remember that this is here for the trip down and slow down!!
I got up above treeline and just enjoyed the view. Three weeks ago after our trip up and over Rollins pass I really figured that my time above treeline on a bike was over for the season. Yet here I am. 19th of October and still enjoying. This has been an exceptional fall season for getting these late high elevation rides in.
Hey! Thanks for following along and reading!!
Everybody have a great week!!