Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Rockies in 2022

The team at Strambecco rated the Top Gravel events in the Northwest for 2022 based on a variety of factors including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  Spanning Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming,  Rocky Mountain terrain features of Strambecco’s best list include tall peaks, canyons, basins and valleys, and forested regions.  Naturally you can expect lot’s of elevation gain along with events that take place at high base elevations.

If we had to pick the best of the best, or those you’d classify as bucket list events, we’d recommend the Co2Ut in April or Rebecca’s Private Idaho in September  We also find a strong correlation between the best events and professional event producers.  In the Rockies, premiere event producers include Outside Events, Lifetime Events, and the Gran Fondo National Series

Strambecco does not list every event.  We strive to identify and review events that are special and noteworthy.  If you have suggestions on other events we should consider or review, please contact us here or send us a note at

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Individual Events Listings

Desert Gravel Co2uT (Colorado to Utah)
Location: Fruita, Colorado
Organizer: Team Evergreen Cycling
Date: April 23 @ 8:00 am
As CO2UT implies, the event takes you from Colorado, along the I-70 corridor across border to Utah and back covers some very remote and stunning Southwestern landscape.   Picked as one […]

Wild Horse Gravel
Location: De Beque, CO
Organizer: Outside Events
Date: May 14 @ 8:00 am
Outside Events Cycling Series brings a mixed-trail ride with Wild Horse Gravel, a 65-mile gravel course with 5500 feet of elevation gain and opportunity to compete and win significant prize […]

Crooked Gravel
Location: Winter Park, CO
Organizer: Outside Events
Date: July 23 @ 8:00 am
Outside Events Cycling Series presents a high alpine gravel ride in Colorado’s Winter Park, Crooked Gravel. Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in Colorado, this is a […]

SBT GRVL (Steamboat)
Location: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Date: August 14 @ 8:00 am
SBT GRVL is a mixed surface race of up to 142 miles and 9,400 feet of climbing with more than 100 miles of gravel through a combination of mixed terrain […]

TransRockies Gravel Royale
Location: British Columbia, Panorama Mountain Resort
Organizer: Transrockies Race Series
Date: August 22 @ 8:00 am
TransRockies Gravel Royale offers 350 riders an unforgettable experience through the Canadian Rockies. In four days, riders will travel 407km (252 miles) and climb 7500m (25,000 feet) on a course […]

Rebecca’s Private Idaho
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Organizer: Rusch Ventures
Date: September 1
Rebecca’s Private Idaho is a long haul gravel grinder that takes place from Sun Valley Idaho on Labor Day weekend. Rebecca Rush, the event namesake is an American ultra endurance […]

Gravel Locos Pueblo
Location: Pueblo, CO
Organizer: Gravel Locos Productions
Date: October 1 @ 8:00 am
Gravel Locos is adding an event in 2022 in the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Pueblo, Colorado, Gravel Locos Pueblo. This event will be raising funds for the […]

Rad Dirt Fest
Location: Trinidad, Colorado
Date: October 8 @ 8:00 am
The Rad Dirt Fest is produced by Life Time Events, owners of the Leadville Race Series and Unbound Gravel (formerly Dirty Kanza). Picked as one of our best gravel cycling […]

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