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.