I'll be visiting family this summer in Pueblo and Denver and am trying to make a 3 day ride out of it. I'm really shooting for some good forest and mountain exposure with camping along the way, so I was looking at a route from CO Springs to Denver through Pike National Forest. Looked on Bikely and Mapmyride and found one that goes through Palmer Lake, but it didn't really look that interesting, so I took a stab at it myself.
Can anyone comment on the late summer (August) traffic and conditions on these roads, as they look to mostly be typical small winding roads? Any other suggestions for routes?
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