56 miles, 2,113 total
A good day’s ride! We were able to ride most of the distance in the morning when it wasn’t so hot and the wind hadn’t kicked up.
Early in the day, there was just a hint of mountains, almost looking like haze, but as we rode on they gradually took a more definitive silhouette.
We camped on Pueblo Lake, a huge lake formed by the damming of the Arkansas River. (We’ve ridden over, next to, and through the valley of the Arkansas River on many days of our trip. Several times, crossing it, there was no water at all in the river.) Tomorrow the campsite will be near Royal Gorge, the site of the highest suspension bridge which crosses the Arkansas River.