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INCLUDED with the CLUB SUPPORTED COLORADO BACKROADS DISCOVERY RIDE:

  • Support on the route for 8 days
  • Gear portage so you may ride unencumbered
  • Dialed-in Phone compatible GPS Tracks
  • Breakfast available every morning
  • Pre-arranged Camping or Lodging locales
  • Transport of an ice chest, cot & chair, plus your camping gear
  • BBQ & Kitchen Set-up when camping so you can cook if you wish
  • Club supplied utensils & condiments
  • Camaraderie of Like-minded individuals
  • Transport your gear back to your truck at the start
  • Or rent a truck to get there and drop it off in Cortez ?
  • We do not suggest riding to the 4 Corners and wearing out your new tires

Cottonwood Pass
790 KTM on the top of Cottonwood Pass

Colorado offers some of the highest mountains passes passable by a motorcycle in North America.

  • With several passes over 12,000 feet, there is no shortage of views on this route.
  • You’ll experience shortness of breath in the thin air of:
  1. Ophir
  2. Corkscrew
  3. Hurricane
  4. California
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Cumberland
  7. Cottonwood
  8. Weston
  9. Hagerman Passes.

 

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Ride Description and More Info

Beginning near the Four Corners.

Where CO, AZ, NM and UT intersect, this 900 + mile route winds its way north through the Rocky Mountains to the Wyoming border and the Red Desert X-Loop.

  • The terrain includes dirt roads with rocks, sand and a few water crossings to keep things interesting.
  • The Club will insist that all riders use the BUDDY SYSTEM
  • The CO BACKROADS ADVENTURE RIDE will stage, lodge & park at the Ute Mountain Casino on Thursday Aug. 22.
  • Start on Friday Aug. 25th at the Ute Mountain Casino between Cortez and 4 Corners.
  • Where secure truck parking is available.

UTE MTN CASINO
UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO

CAMPING and LODGING DAYS

Camping available on Days 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7.

  • The club will drop your bags at a Hotel on the route if you wish.
  • (Hotel must be on the route)
  • Lodging reservations available at the start and on Days 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Day 4 is a Rest Day

OVERNIGHT CAMPING OR LODGING LOCALES:

  • Thursday Aug 22 meet at the Ute Mtn Hotel & Casino in Cortez, CO.
  • Friday Aug 23 DAY 1 ride to TELLURIDE to the Last Dollar CG
  • Saturday Aug 24 DAY 2 ride to LAKE CITY to the Mill Creek CG
  • Sunday Aug 25 DAY 3 ride to SALIDA – HQ will be Lodging at Ponderosa Lodge Fire Camp
  • Monday Aug 26 DAY 4 REST DAY in SALIDA – Ponderosa Lodge – Monday Ride some High Mountain Pass Loops not on the ‘official’ COBDR.
  • OR Sunday & Monday you could Lodge at the Lodge in Poncha Spings- < 8 miles from Ride HQ.
  • Tuesday Aug 27 DAY 5 Ride to GYPSUM  to the Sweetwater Canyon Private CG
  • Wednesday Aug 28 DAY 6 ride through STEAMBOAT SPRINGS to the LADDER RANCH BnB on the Colorado/ Wyoming border
  • Thursday Aug 29 DAY 7 stage at the LADDER RANCH BnB on the Colorado/ Wyoming border and ride the Wyoming Red Desert X-Loop 
  • Spend Thursday Night at The Ladder Ranch where we’ll have a T-Bone Steak Dinner
  • Breakfast is Included Friday at The Ladder Ranch

ladder Ranch

INCLUDED with the CLUB SUPPORTED COLORADO BACKROADS DISCOVERY RIDE:

  • Welcome Banquet at the Ute Mountain Casino
  • Breakfast Available every morning
  • Dialed-in Ride with GPS phone compatible Tracks
  • Ride with GPS Club membership
  • Exit Tours MC membership
  • Gear & luggage portage
  • Chase truck & trailer
  • Local support

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INCLUDED with the CLUB SUPPORTED COLORADO BACKROADS DISCOVERY RIDE:

  • Ride unencumbered by camping gear
  • Ability to bring an Ice chest
  • Club will re-supply Ice
  • Discounted lodging reservations at the Ute Casino (On you)
  • Predetermined meeting or camping locations
  • Breakfast Included when camping and when Lodging
  • Dinner on arrival and nights 3-7
  • Camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts
  • Campfires

Ponderosa Lodge

Lodging & Camping Info

  • Camping is Included on Days 1, 2
  • Discounted Lodging or Camping Reservations at the Ute Mountain Casino on arrival (on you)
  • Lodging reservations at the Ponderosa Lodge on Day’s 3 & 4 (on you)
  • Or Lodge at the Poncha Lodge < 8 miles from the Ponderosa Lodge (on you)
  • Day 4 is a Rest Day
  • Camping or Lodging Reservations on Sweetwater Canyon in Gypsum on Day 5 (on you)
  • Lodging or camping reservations at the Ladder Ranch on Day 6 & 7 (on you)
  • Discounted Lodging reservations at the Ute Mtn Casino on what would be Day 8 (on you)
  • Secure truck parking at the Ute Mountain Casino. Included.
  • Chase / portage trailer taken back to Cortez to drop gear.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included with Lodging on Days 3-7
  • Breakfast is included on Day 2.
  • Dinner is available in Telluride and Lake City on Day’s 1 & 2. (on you)

COBDR LODGING LINK

INCLUDED with the CLUB SUPPORTED COLORADO BACKROADS DISCOVERY RIDE:

  • The Camaraderie of Like-Minded Enthusiasts
  • Bench racing sessions
  • Colorado Great Divide Adventure stickers
  • T-Shirt
  • Pin

Navigation & Safety LINK
Navigation & Safety LINK

Motorcycle Information

  • The club suggests a 300 cc to 1290 cc Adventure bike on this 7 Day Colorado Adventure.
  • This Colorado Backroads Discovery Ride Adventure is for street legal, quiet motorcycles with liability insurance.
  • You will not need Panniers or saddle bags.
  • A backpack and a tank bag should suffice.
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