Continental Divide ADV Ride

DIVIDE ADVENTURE RIDE

Continental Divide Adventure Ride

Continental Divide from Weston Pass
Continental Divide from Weston Pass (All photos are clickable)

JULY 6-10 2023

Four Day 740 mile Adventure Motorcycle ride on the Continental Divide from and to the Colorado Springs Airport.

60% Off-Road

The Ride is from July 7-10 – Friday to Monday.

This is a low-key, high adventure, no hassle Adventure Motorcycle ride on the Continental Divide.

Includes proven phone compatible GPS Tracks, Gear Portage and a Chase Truck.

Adventure ride on the Continental Divide
Independence Pass on the Continental Divide

The ride starts from the secure Colorado Springs Airport and returns 4 days later.

Ride over 11 Mountain Passes you’ve probably only heard about:

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Colorado Springs Airport to the Continental Divide. And Back.

  • 11 Mountain Passes.
  • 4 Days, 750 miles.
  • Ride up Pikes Peak on Day 4 if you wish.
Pikes Peak Devils Playground
  • GPS Tracks.
  • Gear Portage.
  • T-Shirt.
  • Route Maps.
  • Chase Truck and Support.
  • 60% Off-Road.
  • Lodging or Camping Not Included.
  • Club will reserve Lodging and purchase some meals.

Check the Article & Photos on Adventure Rider:

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BRIEF RIDE DESCRIPTION

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Day 1 – Loop is Clockwise – around Pikes Peak

  • Colorado Springs to Gold Camp Road old Railroad Right-of-way to Victor pass.
  • Phantom Canyon Railroad Right-of-way to Canon City, to Temple Canyon Park to Cotopaxi.
  • To Ute Pass to Salida. Overnight in Salida. 1 Pass.

President Theodore Roosevelt said on a Train ride in 1900 that the beauty of the route from Colorado Springs to Victor:

“This is the ride that bankrupts the English language.”

Old Railroad Tunnel on Goldcamp Road
Old Railroad Tunnel on Goldcamp Road

Day 2 – Off-Road from Salida to Buena Vista. To Leadville.

  • To Trout Creek Pass, then over Weston Pass to Granite.
  • Mt. Elbert Forebay to Twin Lakes.
  • To Independence Pass to Aspen.
  • From Aspen to Basalt to over Hagerman Pass to Turquoise Lake to Leadville.
  • Overnight in Leadville.
  • 4 Passes.
  • Stay at the Historic Delaware Hotel.
Cottonwood Pass in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Cottonwood Pass in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Day 3 Loop over Cottonwood Pass to the town of Tincup. To Salida.

  • Over Cumberland Pass to Pitkin.
  • To Old Monarch Pass to Sargents.
  • Old Marshall Pass Railroad right of way to Salida.
  • Overnight in Salida.
  • Camp on the River or Stay in a Hotel.
  • 6 Passes.
Hagerman Pass at almost 12k feet
Hagerman Pass at almost 12k feet

Day 4From Salida to Ute Pass to 11 Mile Canyon RR Row on the Platte River to Hwy 24.

  • From 11 Mile Cyn, RR ROW To Woodland Park.
  • Rampart Range road of Garden of the Gods or
  • Up to Pikes Peak Summit if you wish.
  • To Manitou Springs & Old Colorado City to Cheyenne Canyon RR ROW to Colorado Springs Airport.
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  • 60 percent off road
  • This ride will stage and park at the secure Colorado Springs Airport.
  • Long Term parking at the Airport is $8 a day. (4 days)

LODGING:

Use Code ‘Exit Tours’  for special Rates.

Radisson Hotel COS
Radisson Hotel COS

On Thursday & Monday Stay at the Raddison Airport Hotel in Colorado Springs

1645 Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Phone: (719) 597-7000

Thursday & Monday

 

Stay at Browns Canyon Inn on Hwy 50 in Salida on Friday & Sunday

Browns Canyon Inn
Browns Canyon Inn

Browns Canyon Inn

407 East Hwy 50,
Hwy 50 @ County Rd 107
Salida, CO 81201

Phone: 1-719-539-6651

Bar at the Drift-In
Bar at the Drift-In

OR CAMP and dine at the Drift-In near Salida on the Big Bend of the Arkansas River

on Friday & Sunday. Camping at the Drift-In is Included with the Ride.

 

Stay at the Historic Delaware Hotel in Leadville Saturday.

The club has reserved rooms. Suites will sleep 4 or 2 beds to a room. 

Lodging @ the Delaware is on you to Confirm with your CC.

Delaware Hotel

Delaware Hotel, Leadville, CO

700 Harrison Ave.

Leadville CO, 80461

PHONE: 1-800-748-2004

Colorado Mtn Passes

Rail History Links

Rail History Chaffee County

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SYNOPSIS:

  • 4 Day Adventure Ride on the Divide – July 7-10.
  • Eleven + Mtn Passes.
  • Show up in Colorado Springs on Thursday July 6.
  • DAY 1 – Ride from Colorado Springs Airport, around Pikes Peak on old Railroad Lines to of mining town of Victor, down Phantom Cyn to Temple Cyn Park.
  • To Cotopaxi, then ride through the high plains and drop down into the old railroad town of Salida.
  • DAY 2 – Ride over Aspen Ridge to Trout Creek Pass. Then over Weston Pass, the road to riches, to Independence Pass.
  • Arrive in Aspen for Lunch. From Aspen, ride the jeep road Hagerman Pass to spend the night at the historic Delaware Hotel in Leadville.
  • DAY 3 – Ride offroad from Leadville. Then down the Arkansas river valley on old RR Lines, to Buena Vista.
  • From BV, take Cottonwood Pass to the town of Tincup and ride over Cumberland Pass to Pitkin.
  • Then over Waunita and Black Sage passes to the top of Old Monarch Pass.
  • Down paved Monarch Pass to Sargents, and then up and over the first Railroad line over the Continental Divide on Marshall Pass and back to Salida.
  • DAY 4 – Ride out of Salida off-road up an old Mountain racetrack to to the South Platte River.
  • Come out of 11 Mile Canyon and ride off-road thru Florrisant to Divide.
  • Off-road to Woodland Park and ride down Rampart Range road to Garden of the Gods.
  • From GOG you can ride up Pikes Peak. Your choice, then ride Gold Camp road to Cheyenne Canyon, and back to the COS Airport.
  • This is an Epic 4 day adventure with over 70,000 ft of elevation gain.
  • 11+ Mtn Passes on all the dirt road short or long cuts laid out by our local experts.
E Ticket Adventure Ride
E Ticket Adventure Ride

Ride over Moutain Passes you’ve only heard about:

  • Victor Pass*
  • Trout Creek Pass
  • Weston Pass
  • Independence Pass*
  • Hagerman Pass
  • Mosquito Pass**
  • Weston Pass*
  • Cottonwood Pass*
  • Cumberland Pass
  • Waunita Pass
  • Blacksage Pass
  • Old Monarch Pass
  • Monarch Pass*
  • Marshall Pass
  • Pikes Peak (Not a Pass)*
  • Over 70,000 feet in elevation gain in 4 days
  • * = Paved
  • **=Alternate Tough loop on Day 3

  • Club membership for this 4 day ADV ride is $425 and includes:
  • Luggage portage, chase truck & trailer, phone compatible GPS tracks.
  • Discounted lodging, several meals, T-Shirt, stickers & finisher pin.
  • Local Support.
  • Secure truck parking @ the Colorado Springs Airport.
  • We will have a riders meeting each morning, but you leave when you wish and ride with whom you want.
  • This is a super fun ride with spectacular scenery every day.
  • If you want to see and experience the Heart of the Rocky Mountains, this is one hell of an opportunity..

 

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