road bike: wasatch wednesdays: huntsville to monte cristo

We'll start at the town park in Huntsville and ride up, up, up the canyon to Monte Cristo. We get to climb from about 4900' to a little over 9000. Two nice things: it is flat on top, so we'll get a little break the last couple of miles; also, it is an out & back ride, so you can turn around whenever you want. Oh, yeah, it is gorgeous up top, too. Two more nice things: the little shop at the Monastery will be open, so we can stop on the way back to buy some of the Monks' famous and delicious flavored honey; and at the end of the ride, we can stop at the Shooting Star Saloon for one of their famous and delicious Star Burgers. The Shooting Star Saloon is the oldest bar in Utah; it has been in operation since 1879. This will be a social ride; we'll stop to regroup several times along the way. Due to the climbing, we'll probably split into compatible sub-groups.

Level:MOD+
Miles:62.0
Vertical:4100'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129
Date:Wed Jul 27 2011
Meeting Place:Huntsville Town Park, 7400 E 200 S, Huntsville
Meeting Time:8:45 am
Web Link:Map of ride