San Isabel Loop
- Distance: 98 miles / 157.7 km
- Ride Time: 2-4 hours
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $7.45
- State: Colorado
Starting out coming down Highway 50 to I-25 its the same ride that we experience on a day in day out basis. Down I-25 its alright a lot of bugs during springs and summer but still comfortable. Once you get onto the Highway that goes up the mountain its a comfortable road with twisties and switchbacks in it. The ride is all up hill so get comfortable and watch for deer, elk, and the occasional bighorn sheep. You will pass the lake where you can stop enjoy some scenery and just beyond the lake is a restaurant. The restaurant is fairly good and really well priced. Keep going up the mountain and you come to Bishop's Castle. Everyone MUST stop and hang out at the place for a while. The attraction is truly free and is an exceptional place to take pictures. Go back down the mountain and go through Wetmore or take The Highway back to Pueblo. Overall a great ride especially with a friend.
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I have done the 165 loop a few times and its a pretty good ride, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. The one thing is there are 10 miles of dirt road between beulah and 165. It is a pretty decent hard packed road, but it is a Dirt mountain road, if the rain has been coming through there can be lots of mud, deep trenches and lots of washboards. im not sayin dont do it, it is totally doable on a bike, and it is awesome in the fall. If you don't want to mess with the dirt just take 165 to McKenzie Junction and head east on 96 to Wetmore. It won't really add time to the ride and its a few more miles of mountains and then a decent prarie ride back towards Pueblo.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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