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Old 02-06-2018, 11:08 PM   #1
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Denver-area drives

Can anyone share some fun roads to take a GTI on within a few hours of Denver? Are some roads better with less other drivers, less bikers, less patrols, etc.?

Just got a GTI and looking forward to throwing it around the mountains.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:15 AM   #2
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Can anyone share some fun roads to take a GTI on within a few hours of Denver? Are some roads better with less other drivers, less bikers, less patrols, etc.?

Just got a GTI and looking forward to throwing it around the mountains.
Congrats on the new ride.

So, so many roads to enjoy up in them there hills...

North of I-70…
Peak-to-Peak Hwy
Golden Gate Canyon Rd
Coal Creek Canyon Road
Lefthand Canyon Dr
S. St. Vrain Dr
N. St. Vrain Dr (Hwy-36)
Big Thompson Canyon Drive (Hwy-34)

South of I-70…
Take I-70 West to Idaho Springs and head South on Hwy-103
Near Echo Lake, take Mt Evans Rd up to the top of Mount Evans
Then return back to Hwy-103 and head East (via Squaw Pass Rd) to Hwy-74
Head South into Evergreen and continue on to Morrison, via Bear Creek Rd.
Also,
Take Hwy-285 SW to Jefferson, turn SE on Hwy-77 to Hwy-24 to Woodland Park
Turn North on Hwy-67 to Deckers to Hwy-126 and back onto Hwy-285 at Silver Springs
On the return drive be sure to jump on S Turkey Creek Rd


A fun drive…
From Golden, take Hwy-6 West to Hwy-119 to Black Hawk
Then
Take Hwy-119 North up the Peak-to-Peak Hwy
You can take that all the way up to Estes Park
Or
Just take it a few miles to Hwy-46 (aka: Golden Gate Canyon Rd) East back to Golden
Then
Take Hwy-93 North to Hwy-72 (aka: Coal Creek Canyon Road) and go West
This will take you up to the Peak-to-Peak Hwy
Head North to Nederland
Jump on Hwy-119 East to Boulder
From Boulder head North on Hwy-36/7 to Lefthand Canyon Drive to Ward, where you get back on the Peak-to-Peak Hwy and head North
Turn East where Hwy-72 turns into Hwy-7 and drive down S. St. Vrain Dr to Lyons
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:09 AM   #3
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So, so many roads to enjoy up in them there hills...
What a great list - thanks for sharing. I've driven quite a few of those routes before (passing through in my old Sonata) but it'll be an entirely different experience to look forward to now.
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