TRAVEL LOGISTICS

Colorado Backroads Adventure

Colorado Backroads Adventure +

AUGUST 24 TO AUGUST 31

So you want to ride from Cortez, Colorado to the Wyoming border, but are wondering how the travel logistics will work?

travel logistics
Travel Logistics
  • Either ride your motorcycle to Cortez OR drive your truck and park it at the Ute Mountain Casino near Cortez, Colorado.
  • The Route ends near Savery, WYO, basically in the middle of nowhere.
  • The Club will portage your gear back to the 4 corners area on Sept 1.
  • The plan for the end of August is to ride from the Ute Mountain Casino near Cortez, Colorado to the Wyoming border, following the Colorado Backroads Discovery Route.
  • You could also rent a U-Haul on the Front Range, and drive it with your bikes in the back to Cortez.
  • Drop the rental truck near Cortez.
  • Then ride back from Wyoming to the Front Range to home ?

adv ride colorado

If you drove your truck to the 4 Corners region, you can park your truck at the secure Casino.

  • The Club will portage your Gear back to the Casino on Sept 1 2023
  • Hang out and get to know your fellow Like-minded enthusiasts on Thursday night, and enjoy dinner and a banquet Thursday Night at the Casino.
COBDR MAP
COBDR MAP

ITINERARY

  • Sign-in & stage at the Ute Casino on Thursday Aug 24 
  • The ride starts Friday Aug. 25 from the Ute Mountain Casino near Cortez.
  • Camp on days 1 & 2, 5, 6.
  • Camping is included with club membership on days 1,2 and 6
  • Camp on Day 1 near Telluride
  • Camp on Day 2 near Lake City
  • Lodge Sunday night Day 3 and Day 4 near Salida,CO.
  • Day 4 is a Rest Day
  • Camp or Lodge on Day 5 in Sweetwater Canyon at a private campground near Gypsum.
  • Camp Day 6 – North of Steamboat Springs
  • Day 7 Camp or Lodge at the Ladder Ranch
  • Camping locations will be pre-arranged and will include breakfast in the morning.
  • Or you could camp somewhere on your own if you wish, after letting the club know you survived the day.
  • Hotels are available near most campsites, and the club can drop your portaged gear at the hotel of your choice on the route.
  • If you choose a Hotel or to camp elsewhere, it must be on the route.
  • Your gear will not be transported to remote locations.
Adventure Tour from Cottonwood Hot Springs in 2013
Adventure Tour from Cottonwood Hot Springs in 2013

REST DAY INFO

  • The Ponderosa Lodge is a Fire camp and family Lodge west of Salida, CO
  • Use Monday Day 4 as a rest day
  • There are several loops to Mountain passes, not on the COBDR you could ride on Day 4 if you would like ride more in the heart of the Rockies.
  • Loops on Monday could be 80 to 130 miles loops.
  • Ride with GPS tracks will be supplied for Loops in the Heart of Rockies.
  • Or you could just rest and enjoy the day off.

You are responsible to purchase your own Lodging.

  • Discounted lodging will be available at the Ute Mountain Casino near the 4 Corners in Cortez, CO. On Sept 24th & Sept 1st
  • On Days 3 & 4 we will Lodge at the Ponderosa Lodge on Monarch Pass outside Salida.
  • The club will reserve and your are responsible for payment.
  • Lodging at the Ponderosa Lodge will include Dinner Monday night.
  • The Club will purchase steak dinners on Sunday night in Salida.
  • Lodging or camping is available at the Ladder Ranch on Day 7, and is not included with the ride.
  • The club will reserve and again you are responsible for Payment.
  • Dinner will be available at the Ladder Ranch for purchase as will breakfast on what will be Day 8.
  • Lodging discount codes will be supplied after Sign-Up Confirmation.
  • A payment form will be arranged for lodging reserved by the Club

LINKS to LODGING:

UTE MTN CASINO logo

Link to Utemountaincasino.com

Ponderosa Lodge
Ponderosa Lodge
Sweetwater Motorcycle Campground
Sweetwater Motorcycle Campground

ladder Ranch

Link to the Ladderranch.com

UTE MTN CASINO
UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO near the 4 Corners Region

Start Locale Link on Google Maps:

The Colorado Backroads Adventure + will end on Thursday AUG 31 at the Ladder Ranch where we can spend the night on day 7 on the CO/ WYO border.

But now we need to get from Savery, WYO either back to Cortez, or wherever you call home ?

  • If you rode to Cortez, there is tire wear on the pavement to consider, before the ride and transporting 7 days worth of gear.
  • If you chose to ride to Cortez, once you arrive in Cortez, you could offload your gear to the Chase trailer.
  • At the end of the ride in Wyoming, you could then pack your gear back on your bike, and ride home.

Savery is 2.5 hours North of I -70 near Rifle, CO. Again, in the middle of nowhere, but Rifle, CO is on a major Interstate Hwy.

Ranch locale on Day 7
Ranch locale on Day 7 of the COBDR Adventure

If you drove your truck to Cortez, how do you get back to Cortez to your truck with your Gear ?

  • The Club will drive the chase trailer with your gear back to Cortez.
  • Ride back to Cortez.
  • Your truck has been securely at the Ute Mountain Casino.

You could then unload your gear to your truck, and leave from Cortez back to wherever home is.

  • The Google map below shows 3 routes back to Cortez, CO from Savery, WYO.
  • You could ride back to Cortez the long scenic way, a shorter fast scenic way or the fastest through Moab.

Those are basically your options if you want to ride back from near the Wyoming border to the 4 Corners region.

Savery, Wyo to Cortez, CO
Savery, Wyo to Cortez, CO (Clickable)
COBDR ADV RIDE on Facebook
COBDR ADVENTURE FACEBOOK GROUP

 

PHOTO GALLERY LINK

 

Sign up page
SIGN-UP PAGE

CO Backroads Adventure
CO Backroads Adventure

RETURN TO HOMEPAGE LINK