Nice write up!
Dave_J and I found something like that on our way towards Chinook Pass yesterday. I think Dave had been there before, but I'd never seen it. I'm watching the GPS and it says to turn off of Hwy 410 to the Nile Road. I do a quick check of the turn by turn directions and see that we meet up again on Hwy 410. Okay, let's go. Like yours, it was delightful. One turn after another in some very beautiful scenery. Farmlands and pastures nestled in amongst the foothills. It was a hidden gem to me.
That's part of what makes riding so enjoyable. Instead of taking the fastest route from point A to B as you would in a car, riding a bike just leads to exploring the far less traveled roads.
This just came to mind by Robert Frost.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.