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Dayrides with Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) as highest point:


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Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh)
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Dix Saddle aka Parmalee Gulch Rd -7470ft







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Grapevine Rd s(u) -7279ft






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Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) -7540ft



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Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) -7500ft

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Co9 - I70 Morrison exit ~6400ft








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Willow Springs Drive(sh) -6250

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Rooney Rd(sh) ~6205

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Pine Ridge Rd(sh) ~6100



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South Valley Rd(sh) -6060ft




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C470 - Bowles Ave(sh) -5950ft


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COMPLETELY PAVED:

3000ft-3999ft

P1: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh): Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > south on Garrison Ave bike route > west on Bear Creek Trail > around north side of Bear Creek Res. > north on C470 bike path > Dinosaur Ridge > up Co9 > up lower Mt Vernon Canyon > up Genesee Ridge Road and Genesee Trail Rd > Mt Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > back to starting point on Clear Creek bike path: 51.5miles with 3620ft of climbing in 3:51hours: (VDO MC1.0 m3:11.3.14)

4000ft-4999ft
P4-1: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) , Pine Ridge Rd(sh): Arvada > Crown Hill Park > DBTC Sunday northern loop > Leyden > Pine Ridge Rd(sh) > Golden > up Mt Vernon Canyon > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) > down Genesee Trail Rd > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek bike path back to starting point: 64.7miles with 4490ft of climbing in 4:53hrs (VDO MC1.0 r3:13.1.27)
Notes: DBTC Sunday loop ride from Crownhill Park to Golden

P3: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , C470 - Bowles Ave(sh) : Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > city streets/ Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Kinney Run Trail > up Mt Vernon Canyon > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) <> short out and backs with midway turnaround point due to wind >> down Genesee Trail Rd > down Mt Vernon Canyon > Morrison > C470 bike path south > C470  Bowles Ave(sh) > Coal Mine Rd east > Kippling Ave north > Hampden Ave east > Garrsion Ave bike route back to starting point: 59.2miles with 4570ft of climbing in 4:48hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:12.2.22).
Notes: elevation gain probably a bit high due to a passing front

P5: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , South Valley Rd(sh) : Arvada (apr jct Wadsworth - I70) > city streets/ Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Johnson Rd south > up Mount Vernon Canyon Rd > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) <> very short out and back on I70 west  >> down Genesee Trail Rd > down Mount Vernon Canyon Rd > Morrison > C470 trail south > South Valley Rd(sh) > down lower Deer Creek Canyon Rd > Chatfield Res. > Platte River bike path north > Clear Creek bike path west back to starting point: 84.0miles with 4790ft of climbing in 6:17hrs (VDO MC1.0 r4:13.12.24).
Notes: turnaround on I70 due to a surprising snow squall. The rest of the day: windy and cold; elevation gain may be a bit high due to passing front

4000ft-4999ft
P6: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh)x2 , Pine Ridge Rd(sh) : Arvada (apr jct Wadsworth - I70) > city streets/ Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > up Lookout Mtn Rd > Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) > down Charros Dr, Paradise Dr > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh)> down Genesee Trail Rd > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek bike path/ Ridge Rd back to starting point: 53.7miles with 4580ft of climbing in 4:43hrs (VDO MC1.0 r4:16.1.13).
Notes: elevation gain may be a little high; cold and cloudy

6000ft-6999ft
P2: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) , Willow Springs Dr(sh) , Rooney Rd(sh), additional out and backs : Arvada (apr jct Wadsworth - I70) > city streets/ Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > up Lookout Mtn Rd > Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) > down Charros Dr, Paradise Dr > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) <> out and back to Bergen Park Walmart > Rainbow Hill Rd > end of Rainbow Hill Tr <> separate out and back loop >  end of Cold Springs Gulch Rd > Meadow Lark Loop clockwise >> down Genesee Tr Rd > down Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Morrison > Co8 south > Willow Springs Rd south > Willow Spring Dr south <> out and back to end of Wild Plum Circle, Wild Boy Rd >> Willow Springs Dr(sh) > Golden Circle Lane south > North Ranch Rd south > South Valley Rd(shp) > South Valley Rd north > C470 bike path north > Rooney Rd(sh) > city streets to starting point: 76.6miles with 6330ft of climbing in 6:14hours (Vetta 100A r2:12.2.18).

PARTIALLY PAVED / UNPAVED:

C3: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Co9-I70 exit(sh) , additional out and back: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > west on Clear Creek bike path > Golden > Kinney Run Trail > Co9-I70 exit(sh) > Morrison > up Bear Creek Canyon > up east Grapevine Rd > Grapevine Road (shp) > Forest Hills Dr into Genesee > Willobe Way <> out and back on Eastwood Drive and others > up Genesee Village Rd > up Genesee Trail Rd > Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) > down Mount Vernon Canyon > Lookout Mtn Nature Center > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Clear Creek bike path back to starting point: 55.6miles with 4340ft of climbing in 4:35hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:11.3.20).

 

C2: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Dix Saddle(aka Ptarmigan Gulch Rd) , Grapevine Road s(u):  Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > west on Ralston Creek Trail > Arvada Res. > Golden > up Kinney Run Trail > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Mount Vernon Canyon - Gennesee Tr Rd(sh) > down Genesee Trail Rd > Grapevine Rd s(u) > Dix Saddle > down US285 (Turkey Creek Canyon) > around south side of Bear Creek Res. > Bear Creek Trail east > Garrison bike route north to starting point: 71miles with 5400ft of climbing in 5:46hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:10.12.28) .
Notes: Altitude measurement is probably a little high due to a climatic change on day prior to a snow storm.

C1: Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) , Grapevine Road s(u) , Rooney Road(sh) , additional out and back: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > west on 44th Ave > west on Clear Creek bike path > north on McEntire rd > west on 64th Ave > south on Indiana Ave > west on Clear Creek bike path > Golden <> out and back up Golden Gate Canyon to Crawford Gulch rd as far as turnoff on Belcher Hill Road > Kinney Run Trail > up Mount Vernon Canyon > Mount Vernon Canyon shoulder summit > down Genesee Trail Road > Grapvine Road summit > Morrison > Rooney Road(sh) > back to starting point, with a few short detours: 74 miles with 6400ft of climbing in 6:0 hours (VDO MC1.0 m2:10.2.17).
Notes: The turnaround on Crawford Gulch is the highest point on this ride, but Mount Vernon Canyon - Genesee Trail Rd(sh) is the highest 2 way summit.

Rides with this point as intermediate summit are on pages

Montane Drive s(u) -7790ft