Northern Colorado

My Great Divide Tour is going wonderfully. I am tired (in a good way), with only about 800 miles to go (nearly 1,400 down!). The Great Basin was, well, really hard, but this time I remembered water. 🙂


Camping at the boat dock on the reservoir outside of Kremmling, CO.


Kremmling coffee shop, best coffee shop on the Divide! They have ice cream and homemade cinnamon rolls, in addition to breakfast burritos. Whose bike is that back there? 🙂


Colorado River and train. My saddle fell off here. Luckily, I was able to screw it back on!


Climbing up from the Colorado River in Radium (the hardest climb for me yet)!


Elk Run Trail, coming into Steamboat Springs


I arrived in Steamboat Springs on the 4th of July weekend, so I had to stealth camp off the public bicycle path, right on the Yama River. I could hear the river and the traffic.


Yama River, Steamboat Springs


Hanging out with David and Kirstin on the porch of Brush Mountain Lodge


My new friend and riding companion, veteran David Sorrentino (Brush Mountain Lodge)

Author: sarahruthjansen

Sarah Ruth Jansen is an American scholar, philosopher, writer and outdoor adventurer. Between trimesters teaching philosophy in Minnesota Sarah bikepacked the Colorado Trail (Denver to Silverton) in 2014 and completed the cross-country Tour Divide Race in 2015. In 2016 Sarah won the Arizona Trail Race. You may contact Sarah at

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