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Biking the Copper Triangle in Colorado

March 07, 2023 3 min read


Biking the Copper Triangle in Colorado - Godspeed Socks

Photo by Alisha Hieb on Unsplash

Welcome to our continuing series of highlighting the top road biking and cycling spots around America. Today, we're excited to take you on a journey through the breathtaking Copper Triangle, a popular road biking destination located in the heart of Colorado. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or just starting out, this iconic route offers stunning views, challenging climbs, and unforgettable memories.

The Copper Triangle

The Copper Triangle is a 78-mile loop that starts and finishes in the charming town of Frisco, Colorado. The route takes cyclists through three of Colorado's most scenic mountain passes: Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass, and Vail Pass. The elevation gain for the entire loop is around 5,000 feet, making it a challenging but rewarding ride.

As you make your way through the Copper Triangle, you'll be surrounded by towering mountain peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush forests. The ride starts with a steady climb up Fremont Pass, followed by a thrilling descent into the town of Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the United States.

From Leadville, the route heads to the top of Tennessee Pass, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The descent into the town of Minturn is fast and fun, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.

The final climb of the Copper Triangle is up Vail Pass, which reaches an elevation of over 10,000 feet. The climb is challenging, but the stunning views of the Vail Valley make it all worthwhile. Once you reach the summit, it's a thrilling descent back into Frisco, where you can relax and recharge after an unforgettable ride.

If you're planning on tackling the Copper Triangle or any other challenging road biking route, it's important to have the right gear to keep you comfortable and supported. That's where Godspeed Socks come in.

Our socks are made from high-quality materials that provide superior comfort, durability, and performance. The polyamide and polyester blend is moisture-wicking, keeping your feet dry and comfortable during long rides. The Spandex adds extra stretch and support, so your socks stay in place and provide a snug, comfortable fit.

But that's not all. Godspeed Socks also offer a range of benefits for cyclists, including:

  • Compression: Our socks provide targeted compression to improve circulation and reduce fatigue, so you can ride longer and recover faster.
  • Cushioning: The extra cushioning in our socks helps absorb shock and reduce pressure points, keeping your feet comfortable and protected on even the toughest rides.
  • Breathability: Our socks are designed with breathable mesh panels to promote airflow and prevent overheating, so your feet stay cool and dry even on hot days.
  • Style: With a range of colors and designs to choose from, Godspeed Socks let you show off your personal style while you ride.

If you're planning on riding the Copper Triangle or exploring other cycling routes in the area, we recommend stopping by one of the many bike shops in the region for supplies and support. Some top options include:

  • Pedal Power in Eagle-Vail: This family-owned shop offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a wide range of bikes, gear, and accessories to suit all types of riders.
  • Venture Sports in Avon: With locations in both Avon and Vail, Venture Sports is a top choice for bike rentals, repairs, and gear in the area.

The Copper Triangle is a must-ride destination for road bikers of all levels, with stunning views, challenging climbs, and unforgettable memories waiting around every turn.