Road Ride from De Beque, CO to Powderhorn Ski Area
This ride was recommended to me a few years ago by the owner of Venture Sports - Mike Brumbaugh. It is a great spring time ride and the roads are in great shape with new asphalt on 45.5 road. It is located in Mesa County, westbound Interstate 70, Exit 62, De Beque. Just of the exit ramp by the gas station is a Park –n– Ride. Jump on Route 45.5 (De Beque Cutoff Road) and cross over I-70 heading south to follow the Sand Wash past Black Mountain. The county route ends at Colorado 65 just northwest of the intersection with Colorado 330 in the town of Mesa. Turn left on 65-N and go 9.4 miles then right on E25/200 Road that leads you to the base of the Ski area at 8,200 feet. Total ride is around 40 miles with over 3,800 feet of climbing.