The Buckingham Park bike ride has shoulders wide enough to feel safe

Editor’s Note: This is part of The Know’s new series, Staff Favorites. Each week, we’ll give our take on the best Colorado has to offer when it comes to dining, shopping, entertainment, outdoor activities and more. (We’ll also show you some hidden gems).

The canyon highways along the Front Range offer exceptional scenery and challenging climbs to attract ambitious cyclists, but they often have minimal or no shoulders. While some riders are willing to brave narrow, twisty roads with little to no room for error, I’m not.

That’s why one of my favorite rides is Lefthand Canyon north of Boulder, a 14 mile climb with a 3,200 foot ascent to the town of Ward near the Peak to Peak Highway and Brainard Lake . He has broad shoulders, so I always feel safe. The last mile and a half gets steep, but that’s part of what makes it an attractive ride.


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