Reminder of what a great Spring Time ride this is when the moutain bike trails are still covered with snow!
The Colorado National Monument ride is a 40 mile ride through the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction and Fruita. The ride features spectacular panaromic views of the canyon and the red rock sculptures as you wind along Rim Rock Road.
It does cost $4 dollars for bicycles so be sure to bring some cash with you and they now require all bikes to have a front and rear light to use when you go through the three tunnels!
We started from the hotel in Fruita, La Quinta,on HGWY 340 - Broadway, right on South Broadway, right on South Camp Road and warmed up riding to the East entrance of the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction ride West on Rim Rock Drive climbing up and then descending down to the West entrance then back to the hotel. The total distance is 38 miles from the hotel with 2,800 feet of elevations gain.