Western Colorado offers some of the best road riding in the country. You can pedal in the four corners area near Cortez rich with cultural ruins, along the Dolores River in Gateway Canyon, over the Colorado National Monument and Palisade Fruit and Wine Country in the Grand Valley, through the Black Canyon of the Gunnsion National Park in Montrose and Paonia, in wine country of the North Fork Valley and over the majestic peaks of the San Juan mountains near Ridgway. Several Western Slope communities are situated along Colorado Scenic Byways. There are flat roads through rural Western Colorado, huge climbs in the mountains, and everything in-between – take your pick and choose your next adventure!
Thank you to Palisade Velo for many of the Palisade road riding pictures!