Our favorite pocket-sized field guide is back with a new edition for South-Central Colorado. The new booklet from Juan and Stephen at Gravel Adventure Field Guide is full of the San Luis Valley’s best kept secrets and all the inspiration you’ll need for your next gravel travel destination. The new GAFG includes 64 beautiful, full-color pages that feature original artwork, detailed gravel routes, and great off-the-bike ideas.
The San Luis Valley is a high-altitude desert that spans nearly 8,000 square miles and has an average elevation over 7000 ft. The region averages just 10 inches of rainfall a year, promising moderate temps and dry conditions from spring to fall. The San Luis Valley has six counties and several small cities including Alamosa, Saguache, Fort Garland, Del Norte, and San Luis.
Routes in this guidebook range from 24 to 155 miles, promising great routes for everyone from new gravel riders to bike expedition veterans. There’s clearly lots of gravel to explore in the San Luis Valley, and the team at Gravel Adventure Field Guide do a great job of pulling together the greatest hits in the region.
— Gravel Adventure Field Guide
To get your own Patagonia Gravel Adventure Field Guide for South-Central Colorado, you can visit the finest bike shops, coffee shops and breweries across Colorado and New Mexico (check the list on their website). We do have a limited supply in our San Diego studio that you can order HERE.
Learn more at Gravel Adventure Field Guide
ReportsDave MalwitzOctober 25, 2022gravel adventure field guide, gravel routes, review, Colorado, south central colorado gravel routes, san luis valley, best gravel routes