road bike weekend: huntington canyon and scofield - July 16, 2016

This year we'll go back to Old Folks Flat campground in Huntington Canyon, which has finally reopened for the first time since the 2012 fires. This campground offers better amenities: we get water and flush toilets. We also get a nicer variety of ride options.-----Some trip details: We'll drive down Friday evening and camp Friday and Saturday nights.-----Saturday, we can ride down the canyon from camp to the Huntington Power plant, then up to the summit and back down to camp. Another option is to ride up the canyon from camp, over the summit, on down to the upper end of Electric Lake or even the top of Eccles Canyon and back to camp. Either way, you'll see the to die for scenery at the top of the canyon (trust me--it really is that good). The rides are in the MOD+ to MSD- categories, but you can make them easier if you want by shortening them.-----Sunday morning we'll pack up and head for home via the Energy Loop scenic byway, stopping in Scofield to do a three-legged ride in the valley, ending with a must do segment up to the charming little mining town of Clear Creek (it's just too good to miss). This ride is in the NTD+ to MOD category, depending on how far you ride.-----Contact Robert for more details and to register.-----NOTICE: My brother, his son (age 15) and daughter (age 11) who have joined us the last few years will probably come again this year. They will camp and eat meals with us, but will do their own thing during the day. We might have a dog along, too; if so, it will be kept on leash in the campground (campground rules require it).

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Robert* Turner
Date:Sat Jul 16 2016 — Sun Jul 17 2016
Meeting Place:Registration required