Maps & Guide Books

Whether you love riding mountain passes or the open plains, if you’re planning your trip or just getting directions to the next town; the resources below will help you choose the route that best suits your interests and abilities. Enjoy the ride and keep the rubber side down!


Bike the Byways

Colorado Scenic Byways & Bicycle Map (pdf)

Colorado Bicycle & Byways Map (interactive)

If you would like a hard copy of Colorado State Map, send your name and mailing address to

TransAmerica Trail – Rawlings, WY to Pueblo, CO

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GUIDE BOOKS & RESOURCES  – a blog to discover all the places and ways you can ride a bike in Colorado; with a focus along the Front Range. – a guide to Colorado’s bike trails including photos, reviews, trail maps, driving directions and more.

Road Biking Guide by Michael Seeberg covers nearly all paved roads within Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region. The 2012 edition includes 7,000 miles of Colorado pavement, 208 route segments and redesigned elevation profiles; an all-encompassing resource for planning your next adventure.

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    Cycling Colorado’s Mountain Passes by Kurt Magsamen – a guidebook with everything you need to know to ride Colorado’s 38 highest paved mountain roads.

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    Road Biking Colorado’s Front Range by Robert Hurst – a guidebook featuring thirty-two carefully designed rides between Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.

  • 75classics

    A cycling guide for novice and experts, Jason Sumner’s 75 Classic Rides Colorado, highlights less-driven back roads, scenic mountain passes and ambling routes. Ride information includes directions to start of route, description of ride, distance, elevation gain, full maps and elevation profiles as well recommended seasons to ride and places for food / refueling along the way.

  • ClimbingBook

    The Complete Guide to Climbing (by bike) in Colorado is a peak-baggers dream.  John Summerson’s book includes length, grades, elevation gain and other statistics for the most difficult hill climbs in the Centennial State.