FLC Cycling Team - The Ride

Fall Blaze riding in the Animas Valley

Mercy Sports Medicine      Morehart Murphy Subaru

About the ride

The route for the Durango Fall Blaze starts at Fort Lewis College and meanders 3 miles through town before heading North, up the beautiful Animas Valley.

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37 Mile Route (View Map)

  • Start at the Fort Lewis College Clocktower
  • Follow the police escort through town
  • Head north up the Animas Valley
  • Climb up Shalona Hill
  • Turn right on CR 250 and stop at Aid Station #1
  • Continue on CR 250, over Baker’s Bridge and back toward town
  • Aid Station #2 awaits riders at Core Value Fitness at the corner of CR 250 and 32nd St.
  • At CR 240 (Florida Rd.) the 37-mile route returns to FLC via North College Dr.

60 Mile Route (View Map)

  • Start at the Fort Lewis College Clocktower
  • Follow route for the 37 mile ride
  • Turn Left onto CR 240 (Florida Road), toward Edgemont Ranch
  • Stop at Aid Station #3 at Helen’s Store
  • The 60 mile riders then double back and return to FLC via North College Dr.

100 Mile Route (View Map)

  • Start at the Fort Lewis College Clocktower
  • Follow the 37 and 60 mile routes
  • After the Aid Station #3 turn right to continue on CR 240 (Florida Rd.)
  • Turn left onto CR 501 towards Vallecito and Aid Station #4
  • Double back on CR 501
  • Turn left toward Bayfield
  • Stop at Aid Station #5 at Eagle Park
  • Head down CR 516 (Rainbow Highway)
  • Turn left on HWY 172 and head to Aid Station #6 at Florida Mesa Elementary School
  • Cross over HWY 160 and follow CR 234
  • Make left onto CR 240 (Florida Rd.)
  • Head back to town and return to FLC via North College Dr.

100 mile ride profile and statistics

Fall Blaze Elevation Stats

  • Start Elevation = 6865'
  • Maximum Elevation = 8009'
  • Total Climbing Gain = 5425'