Both Kerr Gulch and Grapevine road feel “off the beaten path” with very little car traffic.
Plenty of challenging climbs.
We even saw a herd of Elk!
There is not much of a shoulder on 74 and there is always traffic (but it is a short portion of the ride).
Relatively small amount of dirt/gravel overall.
Do this ride if you want a ride with more pavement than dirt, and you want to get a good amount of climbing in a short distance. A perfect after-work ride!
The Phillips 66 gas station across from where we parked and started is a great place to get water and use the bathroom.
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