Rocky Mountain Fall Color Ride featuring Garden of the Gods
October 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Address: 16565 E 33rd Dr., Aurora, CO 80011
Club Eaglerider presents the best way to experience the beauty of the Rockies – the Rocky Mountain Fall Colors ride, featuring Garden of the Gods. Date – Saturday, October 5th, from our Denver location at Mile High Harley Davidson. Starting at 8:00am, kickstands up at 9:15am.
We will begin our adventure by heading south, following Parker Road/Hwy 83 through the scenic route to Colorado Springs. We will catch a brief glimpse of the freeway as we cross at Woodmen Rd, en route to Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods got its name in August 1859, from an exchange between 2 surveyors, who were starting work on what would become Colorado City. M.S. Beach thought it the perfect location for a beer garden, while his companion, Rufus Cable, proclaimed it as “a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods”. And so it became.
We will stop and take some time to appreciate the majesty of this acclaimed natural landmark, before continuing our journey on Westbound Hwy 24, up to Woodland Park, then Hwy 67 north. We will be bathed in fall’s colors, as we make our way through these gorgeous, rugged canyons.
We will eventually wind our way into Old Pine, where we’ll get a little bit of non-paved road practice on Elk Creek Road, while stopping for lunch at the Bucksnort Saloon. This place is a real experience, for those that have never been, old log building, great staff, unique food, and the walls are plastered with dollar bills from countless others that have passed through over the years.
After some needed replenishment, we’ll finish out our ride along beautiful Hwy 285, until we eventually make our way back to Eaglerider, having had our fill of colorful landscapes, good food and great company.
This ride is free and open to all Club EagleRider Members and prospective members. Please RSVP so we know how many members will be joining us! RSVP Here.
- Meetup time: 8:00 am
- Kickstands up time: 9:15 am
- Google Maps Ride Route: click here.