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Dayrides with this point as highest summit


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Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) -7830ft
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Montane Dr s(u) -7790ft




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I70 - El Rancho exit(sh) -7770ft








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Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) -7540ft



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Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) -7500ft



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Grapevine Rd s(u) -7270ft







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Red Rocks Park: Trading Post Rd -6290ft







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Willow Springs Dr(sh) -6250ft
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Co72-93: Mouth of Coal Creek Cny(sh) -6240ft

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Co72-Candelas Pkwy(sh)



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Rooney Rd(sh) ~6205
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Alameda Pkwy - Florida Ave(sh) -6120ft

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Pine Ridge Rd(sh) -6100ft



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C470-Bowles Ave -5950ft
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COMPLETELY PAVED:

3000ft-3999ft

P3: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , additional out and back : Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Illinois Ave > up Kinney Run Trail > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up Country Club Rd > Mt Vernon Country Club(sh) > down Genesee Trail Rd <> out and back to top of Genesee Vista Rd, and two other points with turnaround due to rain >> down Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > around north side of Bear Creek Reservoir > Morrison Rd east > Yale Ave east > Garrison bike route north back to starting point: 50.9miles with 3880ft of climbing in 3:54hrs (Garmin etrex30 r3:14.8.14)

4000ft-4999ft

P2: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh), Co72-93: Mouth of Coal Creek Cnysh) , Alameda Parkway - Florida Ave(sh): Arvada (apr jct I70-Wadsworth) > Ralston Creek Trail > north on Alkire St > west on 72nd > north on Beech > west on 80th > west on Co72 > Co72-93: Mouth of Coal Creek Cny(sh) > south con Co93 > Leyden > south on Quaker and Easley Rd > Golden > up Lookout Mtn Rd > Lookout Mtn Nature Center > paved route to Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) > down Mount Vernon Canyon > Morrison > C470 bike path north > Alameda Parkway - Florida Ave(sh) > back to starting point on Garrison Ave bike route: 65miles with 4700ft of climbing in 5:18hours (VDO MC1.0 m3:11.1.17)

P7-1: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh), Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh), Pine Ridge Rd(sh), additional out and back: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) >I70 Frontage Rd west > 52nd St west with detours > 54th Ave west > Easley Rd north > 60th Ave west > 56th Ave west > Pine Ridge Rd(sh) > Co93 south > Golden with construction detour > up Lookout Mtn Rd > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Charro Dr > down Paradise Dr > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up Country Club Rd > Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) <> out and back on I70 to Walmart in Bergen Park >> down Genesee Trail Rd > down Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > Morrison > along north side of Bear Creek Reservoir on pavement > Kippling St south > Yale Ave east > Garrison bike route north back to starting point: 61.5miles with 4720ft of climbing in 4:50hrs (garmin etrex30 r4:17.1.1)

P5: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , Montane Dr s(u) , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) , additional out and back: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Johnson Rd south > Alameda Ave west > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up Mtn Vernon Country Club Rd > Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) <> out and back to Walmart in Bergen Park >> down Genesee Trail Rd > Genesee Vista Rd south > Foothills Dr North west > Montane Dr > Montane Dr s(u) > down Genesee Ridge Rd > up Paradise Rd > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek bike path with shopping detour back to starting point: 58.1miles with 4900ft of climbing in 5:04hrs (VDO MC1.0 m3:14.12.24).

5000ft-5999ft

P1: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh), Willow Springs Dr(sh), Rooney Road(sh) , C470 bike path - Bowles Ave(sh) : Arvada (apr jct I70-Wadsworth) > west along I70 frontage rd > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Lookout Mtn > paved route to Mount Vernon Canyon country club > down Mt Vernon Canyon > Morisson > Co8 south > Willow Springs Road south > Willow Springs Drive(sh) > North Valley Road south > South Valley Road south > down lower Deer Creek Canyon > C470 bike path - Bowles Ave(sh) north > Rooney Road(sh) > starting point (plus a few small detours): 69 miles with 5300ft of climbing in 5:4 hours (VDO MC1.0 m2:10.2.26).

P6: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , Montane Dr s(u) , Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) , Pine Ridge Rd(sh) , additional out and back: Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Illinois St > Kinney Run Train south > up Mt Vernon Canyon > up Country Club Rd > Mt Vernon Country Club(sh) <> out and back to Bergen Park Walmart >> down Genesee Trail Rd > Genesee Vista Rd south > Foothills Dr North west > Montane Dr > Montane Dr s(u) > down Genesee Ridge Rd > down Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) > Golden > Kinney Run Trail north with detours on residential streets > up Pine Ridge Rd > Pine Ridge Rd(sh) > 59th St east > 58th St east > Easley Rd south > Clear Creek Trail east back to starting point: 63.5miles with 5320ft of climbing in 5:23hrs (VDO MC1.0 m3:16.3.25).

6000ft-6999ft

P4:  Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) , Pine Ridge Rd(sh) , Co72 - Candelas Pkwy(sh) , additional out and back : Arvada > side roads west of Wadsworth Ave north with detours > jct: Wadsworth - 92nd Ave[1] > with unspecified detours > Co72 - Candelas Pkwy(sh) > Co72 east > 82nd Ave west > Leyden > Quaker St south > 72nd Ave west > Co93 south > Pine Ridge Rd(sh) <> out and back to jct Washington Ave[2] - Co93 in Golden >> Co93 north > 58th Ave east > Quaker Ave south > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden up Golden Run Trail > up Mount Vernon Canyon Rd > up Mount Vernon Country Club Rd > Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) <> out and back I70 west > turnaround point the gate on Cold Springs Gulch Rd >> down Mt Vernon Canyon > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Rd(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek bike path back to starting point: 82.6miles with 6140ft of climbing in 6:33hrs (Garmin etrex30: 14.10.26).
Notes: from [1] to [2] with Ed's Sunday DCC ride. another really warm October day

PARTIALLY PAVED / UNPAVED

5000ft - 5999ft

C1: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , Grapevine Rd(sh) , Red Rocks Park: Trading Post Rd(sh) , additional out and back : Arvada (apr. jct Wadsworth - I70) > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden > Jefferson County Gov Center with detours > Heritage Square Rd south > up Mt Vernon Canyon Rd > up paved road to > Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) <> out and back loop > Bergen Park Walmart > short roadless section in development east of Walmart > down Neville Ln > Meadowlark Dr east > Cold Springs Gulch Rd > I70 east >> down Genesee Trail Rd > Grapevine Rd(sh) > down Bear Creek Canyon Rd > Titans Rd into Red Rocks Park > Red Rocks Park: Trading Post Rd(sh) <> upper Red Rocks Park Visitor Center access >> Dinosaur Ridge(shp) > C470 bike path north > C470 bike path - US6(shp) > city streets back to starting point: 61.0 miles with 5040ft of climbing in 5:19hours (VDO MC1.0 m4:12.3.10).
Notes: test ride with four partially loaded panniers with a few additional short out and backs.

C2: Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) , I70 El Ranch exit(sh) , Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh), additional out and back: Arvada (apr jct I70-Wadsworth) > west along I70 frontage rd > Clear Creek bike path west > Golden <> out and back up Lookout Mtn Rd as far as lower parking lot >> up Lookout Mtn Rd > Cody Park Rd (unp) > Mount Vernon Country Club(sh) > US40 west > up Soda Creek Rd > up Woodside Dr > Alta Vista Dr(sh) > US40 east > down Mt Vernon Canyon > up Paradise Dr > Lookout Mtn Nature Center(sh) > down Lookout Mtn Rd > Golden > Clear Creek bike path back to starting point: 65.0miles with 5250ft of climbing in 5:24hrs (VDO MC1.0 m3:12.12.13)
Notes: The first turnaround on Lookout Mtn Rd was because of a broken bottom bracket. Try 2 was after it was fixed in Golden


Dayrides with this point as intermediate summit are on pages:

Squaw Pass - 9800ft
Peak to Peak Highway m15.3 s(u) - 9350ft
Genesee Park summit(u) -8060ft