Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Frisco, CO
Bikes: '93 Bridgestone MB-3, '88 Marinoni road bike, '00 Marinoni Piuma, '01 Riv A/R
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Follow CO 9 north out of Silverthorne, turn right/east on Ute Pass Road (Summit County Road 15?), follow this over Ute Pass and into Grand County. Once in Grand County this road becomes Grand County road 3, and goes from rough pavement to very well graded dirt. It's a very pretty ride north to Parshall, where you turn right/east again onto US 40, which takes you through Hot Sulphur Springs and into Granby.
A few years back I did a loop from Silverthorne over Ute Pass, up to Parshall on GCR3, and back to Silverthorne on US 40/CO 9. Ute Pass and GCR 3 to Parshall was beautiful, I felt like I was seeing Colorado the way it looked 30 or 40 years ago. Kremmling to Silverthorne was truly frightening, I had a couple of very close calls with idiots coming the other way and overtaking other cars, forcing me onto the (non-existent) shoulder.