Last year I did an scenic roundtrip bicycle
ride from Cascade to Manitou Lake, and since I had a couple
of photos of the mountains around Green Mountain Falls, I thought it might be an interesting page for this site.
I actually started in Cascade and peddled uphill through Chipita Park
and Green Mountain Falls. Once on Highway 24 heading westbound, I trekked
uphill to Highway 67 which, just north of town, is the site of the divide
between the Arkansas River & Platte River watersheds. From there, it is a
swift seven or eight miles downhill to Manitou Lake, followed
by (you guessed it!) quite a seven to eight mile grunt back uphill. Of course,
once I reached Woodland Park again, it was a quite enjoyable downhill ride eastbound on Highway 24. :)
All I will say is, road biking in Colorado is rarely boring! ;)
These pictures were submitted by Steve in Buena Vista. His web site is: ColoradoGuy.com.