May 21, 2007
One Hour Loop

From my location in Fort Collins there is a nice "loop ride". Let' see what it's like!

Clockwise trip.

The road up the left side is Stove Prarie. The road across the top is Rist Canyon. Down the right side we travel on the ridge of the first uplift between the plains and the mountains.

Heading North from Masonville, CO

The scenery will change from a wider valley with red rock to a narrower twist among the trees.

Student Driver - fun road for a convertible Mustang

After making the right turn onto Rist Canyon Road. We'll head up into those hills via a fairly straight road, cross over the pass, then drop down the other side on some tight switchbacks.

Nearing the top.

Switchbacks on the eastern slope.

Dropping out of Rist Canyon we process through Bellvue CO on the way to the Horsetooth Reservoir "ridge ride".

Horsetooth Reservoir

Atop "Soldier Dam" looking left over Fort Collins.

Looking down at Dixon Canyon Dam