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    Frisco Area paved trails

    Hey all,

    I'm going to be visiting Frisco, CO in June with some family and was initially planning on doing some mountain biking. my mountain bike is out of commission right now however and so I am looking at bringing my road bike up. I can't seem to find any good info on paved trails though? any one know of any?

    I read something about a ten mile trail (thats 60 miles long?) but information was sparse, can anyone elaborate? or a map would be nice...

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    Theres one that runs along I-9 connecting Breckenridge and Frisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Theres one that runs along I-9 connecting Breckenridge and Frisco.
    Perhaps you mean Colorado State Highway 9? There is no "I-9" in Colorado.

    The trail you seek, legit, is along 10 Mile Creek and goes up Ten Mile Canyon to Vail Pass and beyond. Here's a link to the Summit County Trails.
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    Lets just say "9"

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    There's a summitt county guy that should come along soon and clear this all up for you. But basically there are paved trails heading every direction, West up and over Vail pass (great easy climb from the East, heard its harder from the west), South to Breckenridge, East around Lake Dillon.

    Last summer I did a 50 mile out and back starting from the SE corner of Lake Dillon around the lake through Frisco and up to Vail Pass and back, it was awesome.

    If you want to avoid the crowds, get on the paths early in the morning and its very quiet, serene.

    Or Mountain Bike, its a biker paradise up there.

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    1) if you have a chance check out the turquoise lake loop (leadville)
    http://www.coloradobicyclerides.com/...uoiseLake.html


    2) almost every bike shop in summit has a free 30 or so page booklet on biking in the county
    3) summit biking group rides on mondays check out yahoo group summitbiking
    4) june 21 is blue river century http://www.bluerivercentury.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado dale View Post
    2) almost every bike shop in summit has a free 30 or so page booklet on biking in the county
    Excellent, sounds like I should check out an LBS up there then.

    Thanks for the help everyone! Sounds like I'll have fun up there.

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    Leadville has a 10 mile or so paved "mining loop."

    You can go past Vail on paved trails all the way out to Edwards and beyond.

    Be sure to bring your own oxygen. There is a shortage this year in the high country due to all the beetle-killed trees not giving off O2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Be sure to bring your own oxygen. There is a shortage this year in the high country due to all the beetle-killed trees not giving off O2.
    Really? I guess I didn't realize the beetles where still tearing apart the forests so bad, is it getting worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by legit View Post
    Really? I guess I didn't realize the beetles where still tearing apart the forests so bad, is it getting worse?
    It is considered a crisis, unless you view it as a part of nature's cycle. In any event, over 2 million acres of trees are destroyed, and they predict that eventually all of certain types of pines will be destroyed.
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    Thats no good, sad to see this kind of thing happen on such a wide scale. Poor forests. You don't happen to know if the beetles are native do you?

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    I do believe they are.

    The trees natural defense is extreme cold, which kills the beetles. We just haven't had that extreme cold lately.

    Also, man's very excellent ability to put out all forest fires has led to unhealthy forests with little or no natural thinning, leading to more beetle migration. SO now we have uncontrollable fires along with the beetles.
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    The old I-70 that went over Loveland Pass before the tunnel went under the Divide was well maintained when I lived there. After the tunnel traffic was very much lighter. The old road was great for cycling on the Summit County side. The run down from the Pass is one of the finest rides I've ever done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings View Post
    The old I-70 that went over Loveland Pass before the tunnel went under the Divide was well maintained when I lived there. After the tunnel traffic was very much lighter. The old road was great for cycling on the Summit County side. The run down from the Pass is one of the finest rides I've ever done.
    That would be US 6. Highly popular with bicyclists. Still in good condition, and the only route available to bicycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    That would be US 6. Highly popular with bicyclists. Still in good condition, and the only route available to bicycles.
    It's used by haz-mat trucks and oversize vehicles, which are not allowed to pass through the Eisenhower Tunnel. For this reason it's extremely well maintained, and it is a fun ride.

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    last year a bunch of us 6 was re-paved. THe ride up to Loveland pass is something everyone should do if you are to cycle in Summit County, CO!!!

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