After leaving Golden we headed west through Clear Creek Canyon on U.S. 6 – an excellent road! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any images of that because we were having so much fun carving through those curves.
An interesting fact is that the temperature was 84F before we headed into the canyon, but on the other side of one of the tunnels, it was 68F! Before the end of the day, we would see 60F at the top of the pass, and then soaring back up to 94F as we made our way back into the Springs!
Here is the view as we came into Georgetown – it was my first time pulling off in this pretty little town and I wouldn’t mind going back to explore a little more
As we turned on Guanella Pass Road, I had just finished telling Jeff over the communicator that I have lived in Colorado for 7 years and I’ve never seen a mountain goat.
I’ve been to Pikes Peak – didn’t see any.
Mt. Evans, where everyone sees them? Check. Didn’t see a one.
Glen Eyrie in the Springs? Been there, done that. No t-shirt.
As we rounded one of the corners, Jeff says, “Well here you go – there’s several blocking traffic in the middle of the road!” So now I can check that off the list…
The road to the summit is lined with little lakes and is a fantastic motorcycle road! Prior to the summit, I pulled off to grab this image
There were amazing views in every direction!
The group found an area to park in the VERY busy parking lot and celebrated the day with a picture (thanks to Jack for taking it)!
Having successfully “summited”, several folks update their Instagram accounts with selfies…
Kerry then resumed his negotiations for a ride on Jack’s bike
Our noble steeds getting a well deserved break for oxygen at 11,700 feet above sea level!
However, all was not well at the summit. Kerry clearly doesn’t approve of this license plate…
Time for a Stallion glamour shot!
Thanks again to Jack for these two images (to prove I was the one who rode it up there)
A beautiful view of Mt. Bierstadt…look carefully at the next section of images as I zoom in!
Getting closer…next I’ll zoom in on that brown patch at the bottom
Hikers on the trail!
Click on this image to make it bigger and you’ll see LOADS of people on the summit!
Another pretty view
Time for one more image before going down – I made it a B&W one!
The road down was spectacular – one of the best and most interesting decent’s that I’ve had!
After dropping down the pass, we headed over to Bailey to look for food
Unfortunately, we landed at a brewery that only had a food truck outside, and it looked a little questionable to me
As I walked over to a nearby store for jerky, chips, and iced tea, I saw this interesting artwork
After getting food in our bellies, we headed off towards home…NOTE: Riders in the mirror are closer than they appear
See – they really are closer!
The ride down the mountain and curvy CO-67 made Jeff happy!
One last stop in Woodland Park for another cool drink!
It was a great ride with some amazing scenery, and good times with friends! What more could you ask for!?