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Choose a route that works for you on the Ride of the Ancients. These rides through the San Juan National Forest are perfect for your inner gravel lover, and especially those of you who like to climb! The expert route is 95.3 miles with an elevation gain of 7,343 feet and the intermediate route is 28.6 miles with a gain of 2,196 feet.
Canyons of the Ancients is less visited than Mesa Verde National Park, with no shortage of Puebloan artifacts and archaeological sites. These gravel routes take you near several fascinating sites. The southern and western areas of the park feature dispersed camping sites, making this a great area for bike packing, especially in early spring.
Thanks for the tips, Pedal the Peaks!