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Colorado Backroads Discovery Ride Adventure +

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AUGUST 22 – 30 2024

Ride Description and More Info

The COBDR + Begins 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. 23rd 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 Dinner 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 Fees are 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
  • 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
Lodging Link
Lodging Link

 

travel logistics
Travel Logistics

 

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.

Please see this Page on RIDE PREPARATION

Page on Colorado OHV Stickers

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Rent a ride
Link to Rent A Ride

 

Ladder Ranch
Ladder Ranch on the Colorado / Wyoming Border

The COST of the Club supported Colorado Backroads Discovery Ride:

Club membership is included with the COLORADO BACKROADS DISCOVERY RIDE.

  • $700 when Signing-Up for a 7 Day supported adventure from Cortez to the Wyoming Border
  • Hold your spot with a $350 Deposit
  • Lodging Fees are Not included.
  • Sign-Up is Limited to 20 Riders
  • Lodging & Camping info Updates will be sent after Sign-Up Confirmation
sign up info
SIGN UP INFO LINK

LODGING:

UTE MTN CASINO logo

Link to Utemountaincasino.com

 

Ponderosa Lodge
Ponderosa Lodge

Please Do Not Contact the Colorado Firecamp – Ponderosa Lodge

PONCHA LODGE
PONCHA LODGE

Opa's Place

ladder Ranch

Link to the Ladderranch.com

 

travel logistics
Travel Logistics

Colorado Backroads Adventure
Colorado Backroads Adventure

sign-up info
SIGN UP INFO LINK

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ROUTE map no detail map of Colorado (CLICKABLE)
 

CO Backroads Adventure
CO Backroads Discovery Ride
 

Travel Logistics

More Info & Route Descriptions

LINK GALLERY
CO Backroads Discovery Ride ’23 – Google Photo Gallery Share file LINK

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CO Backroads Discovery Ride ’22 – Google Photo Gallery Share file LINK

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The Ladder Ranch in WYO on the COBDR Google Photo LINK

FACEBOOK PAGE
Colorado Backroads Discovery Ride Adventure on Facebook

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