Coney Flats road – exploring the western reaches of Boulder County

I took Denzel Stephenson and Cassidy Bailey up to the Indian Peaks on Sunday for a ride in the high country. They’re both juniors who are riding for Boulder Cycle Sport this year. They’re coached by Pete Webber, and he wanted them to ride with some other people while he’s out the country. I obliged. It’s super fun riding with them, as they imagine trails and lines differently than I do.

We headed up Coney Flats Road, a rough and unkempt jeep road, before hitting the Wilderness boundary and descending down Buchanan Pass road. For a majority dirt road ride, we had a lot of fun. They’re willing to play on all kinds of trails, and see lined that I haven’t seen since I was 16. It’s good to watch. We hit a lot of water on the trail, some of it traversed by amazing trestles, other puddles we had to plow right on through.

We finished the ride off by hitting an out and back on Buchanan Pass trail. It’s one of the best secrets in Boulder County – right next to the Wilderness boundary. We didn’t get to the top as we’d already ridden for three hours, but it was worth it none the less.