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Art Garvin

Adventurer and Endurance Rider

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The Inmates: Art, Dan, Dave, and Ray

8-18-14    Ray and Art arrived in the Denver. Tomorrow we will be riding in the Coal Creek Canyon area.
Dan and Dave will be flying out on Wednesday to join us.

8-19-14    We rode Coal Creek Canyon, Moffat Tunnel, Magnolia Drive, Sugarloaf Mountain, Switzerland Trail, Fourmile Canyon, Gold Run, Gold Hill, Boulder Canyon, and everything in between.  (147 miles)

     Gold Hill Road

8-20-14    Dan and Dave arrive. We super slabbed north up I-25 to Fort Collins. We rode Route 14 west through the Poudre Canyon then over Cameron Pass (10,276 ft) to Walden. The weather ranged from sunny and in the 90's to rain and in the low 40's.  (214 miles)

8-21-14    We rode to Rangely, CO via Buffalo Pass to Steamboat Springs and then the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway. (227 miles)


    Dave near Buffalo Pass

8-22-14    Wow, what a great ride. We rode most of the day in Dinosaur National Monument. We rode up to the Echo Park overlook before dropping down the valley into Echo Park where the Green and Yampa Rivers join together. We then rode out the Yampa Bench Trail to the eastern section of the park before heading south over Douglas Pass to Fruita, CO.  (223 miles)

Dan at Harding Hole Overlook on Yampa Bench Road - Dinosaur National Monument

8-23-14   It was another great day of riding. We left Fruita in the rain and we were in and out of showers all day. We had planned on riding back Onion Creek Road but it was slippery and by the time we got to the 3rd creek crossing, the creeks were rising so we decided to turned around. We then took the La Sal Loop before arriving in Moab. In the afternoon we rode out to Dead Horse Point State Park. Art rode down into Canyonlands National Park and Dan, Dave, and Ray rode Gemini Bridges back to the motel.  (202 miles)

Dead Horse Point State Park

8-24-14   Dan, Dave, and Ray rode the White Rim Trail. Art rode a morning loop up Route 128 through the Colorado River Recreation Area then took La Sal Loop Road up to Sand Flats Road back to Moab for lunch. After lunch Art rode up to Hurrah Pass then out to Arches National Park.  (150 miles)

Sand Flats Road

 Hurrah Pass

8-25-14   We rode over Geyser Pass then Last Dollar Road before stopping in Telluride. We then rode over Ophir Pass to the Million Dollar Highway before stopping in Ouray, Colorado. (207 miles)

8-26-14   We rode to Silverton where Dave and Art split from Dan and Ray. Dave and Art rode Owl Creek Pass and Dan and Ray rode over Engineer Pass to Lake City then over Los Pinos Pass before we all met up again near Gunnison. We then rode over Marshall Pass before arriving in Salida.

8-27-14   We left Salida riding along the Arkansas River to Canon City. At Canon City we took the short but scenic Skyline Drive. Then we headed north to Cripple Creek via the Shelf Road. We spent some time at the Gold Mine in Victor before heading up to Pikes Peak. It was clear, windy and 38 degrees at the 14,110 foot summit. We then rode through Garden of the Gods before stopping in Colorado Springs the last night of this adventure. (188 miles)

8-28-14   We rode to Denver via the Rampart Range Road. Dan and Dave Flew back home and Ray and Art started their journey back east. (112 miles)