YGR Gravel 5: *As far north as you can* (65 miles)

Cycling Route

64.51 mi
2,534 ft
For roadies, the world north of town ends at Buckeye Road that runs by the power plant. But for gravel riders, Larimer County Road 5 goes a few miles further north. If you ride this route clockwise, LCR5 provides great views towards Soapstone Prairie. After crossing over the interstate, you get a few miles of paved road before heading back south. I love the stretch on WCR 120 through some cliffs, and then the whole stretch going south because of the views of the mountains. Taking WCR 17 from Nunn Road (WCR 100) to WCR 96 provides a bit of extra spice.

The only place to get water is if you detour to Wellington, but there are 40 miles without services.
Route Provided by Wolfgang Bangerth
Created By
Dan Porter- YGR

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
conifer to abbotsford school bus chase2.26 mi135 ft1.1%
Lemay Country Club Climb0.61 mi66 ft2.0%
Abbotsford st dirt northbound0.64 mi-46 ft-0.0%
Red Barn Dirt1.22 mi30 ft0.3%
CR9_64_703.01 mi95 ft0.6%
Buffalo Creek to CR702.54 mi82 ft0.6%
ShortClimb20.23 mi46 ft3.5%
Sprint For Buckeye5.40 mi230 ft0.8%
Outlaw Pass5.19 mi354 ft1.3%
Rocky Outcrop Climb0.98 mi118 ft2.2%
Dammit!!0.97 mi115 ft2.2%
Road 17 Descent (98 to 96)0.86 mi-131 ft-2.8%
Surprisingly steep0.57 mi148 ft4.5%
13/1 96/60 to 580.97 mi75 ft0.1%
13/1 58 to 560.96 mi59 ft0.5%
South on County Line from CR 56 to CR 521.95 mi-187 ft-1.6%
Flag to Frontage0.95 mi-62 ft-1.0%
Westbound Vine from I-25 to County Rd 91.40 mi-26 ft-0.2%
Westbound Vine Short Sprint1.01 mi-33 ft-0.1%
Vine-Timberline-to-Lemay1.50 mi-16 ft-0.1%
Son of the North yard1.45 mi-16 ft-0.1%