19 miles into the days ride and we were in Colorado! Besides CA, Colorado is our favorite state and we are drawn here to the mountains. It’s amazing how quickly the terrain changed from sage bushes to trees and flat terrain to mountains. It was nice to be back in the mountains.
The first 19 miles was on pavement on state highway 70 and it was fast traveling mostly downhill. We then turned onto a gravel road and followed Slater Creek for the rest of the day. We made up for going downhill and climbed and rode rollers to the lodge through farm land.