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Riding The Great Gravel Roads of Gunnison County, Colorado: Part One, a Photo Journal

Riding The Great Gravel Roads of Gunnison County, Colorado: Part One, a Photo Journal

In mid-September, I was invited to camp and ride bikes in Gunnison County, Colorado for 5 days. The trip was put together by polar explorer…

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In mid-September, I was invited to camp and ride bikes in Gunnison County, Colorado for 5 days. The trip was put together by polar explorer Eric Larson , his wife, and outdoor industry vet, Maria Hennessy of Smak Strategies , working alongside the Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism and Prosperity Partnership (TAPP) .

The trip was to highlight the amazingly diverse area of Gunnison and show off some of the stellar gravel riding that can be done there.

There are approximately 1200+ miles of unpaved and groomed gravel roads throughout Gunnison County.

The topography of the area varies drastically, from winding gravel roads through forests to summiting treeless, alpine passes then back down to the scrubby high desert and riding through huge valleys of hay fields.

All of which provided endless views and dramatic landscapes that were, quite simply, jaw-dropping. Photo c. Emma Brophy. That’s me. I took in quite a bit during the trip. I saw several new, up-and-coming companies that were local to Colorado. We used a lot of different gear that was supplied to us by many different brands, which I’ll touch on.

But, after going through what I’ve gathered and the photos I’ve taken, as well as going through all of the amazing photos that Eric and his assistant Emma took, I decided that first, we should let the photos do the talking.

Photo c. Emma BrophyPhoto c. Emma Brophy. Dat me.This will be the first part… Part One: A Photo Journal. Day One Flying into Colorado over The Rockies.Gus, […]

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