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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 05:45 AM
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...be warned, hard packed dirt road last 1/4 of way up.
I was just up on Memorial Day and the road was paved all the way to the top. The only gravel remaining is the shoulders and pull offs. I found an article that reads that it was completed last October. http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19016252

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I've been up it, can't remember when, maybe in '08 '09. At that time, with my VTX loaded with about 150lbs of camping and junk. Road was being graded and always riding over a hump left by the grader, it was a fun experience, not. But I've been there.

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Rode up Pikes Peak and Mt. Evans in June this year. Pikes Peak was great, but I thought Mt. Evans was better. Of course, I was fortunate to have great weather for both rides. Highly recommend...

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BTW, do the ride in the morning. DO NOT ride it after noon. Those mountains create their own weather systems and are bad to blow up thunder and lightening storms in the afternoons. It's extremely dangerous to get caught in one, especially on a MC.

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Rode up Pikes Peak and Mt. Evans in June this year. Pikes Peak was great, but I thought Mt. Evans was better. Of course, I was fortunate to have great weather for both rides. Highly recommend...
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I thought the view was much better on top of Mt. Evans. But the road going to the top of Pikes Peak was great!

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Mt Evans in 2006 - 2008 & 2009

Pikes Peak in 2010



They are great - but do not miss Indepenence Pass !



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definately some good riding in Colorado and I was never on a road that wasn't worth the time to ride it. the problem is there is just not enough time in one trip to go everywhere and I am certainly looking forward to the day that I can get back out there.














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Been there - I like the new pavement but it does get a little slipery in the weather... and there's a fee.

Recently, the fee bit changed for the MtEvans road (I've not been since the change) -- now you pay when you stop/park etc (since the road is a state highway and collection would represent a toll).

Kinda makes ya wanna live near ... yeah, does NOT suck!
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Was up there in June this year on my Goldwing. Road is now paved the whole way. Parking area at the top is still not paved. Cost $12 to go up. You can find a coupon on the web for $2 off. So it would only cost you $10. You should check the current weather conditions at the top before you go up.

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I don't know, but if it's a National Park and you have the senior pass it would be free..........

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