SPANISH BORDER ADV RIDE

Spaiinsh Border ADV ride
AUTUMN SPANISH BORDER ADVENTURE RIDE
Date Autumn
Sept 22-25 2022

The Autumn Spanish Border Adventure Ride is Re-Scheduled from the Spring Ride due to National Forest Stage 3 fire restriction Closure.

The Autumn Spanish Border Adventure Motorcycle ride is a 3 day ride which will take place on the border of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

Auutumn Spanish Border
Autumn Spanish Border

SPANISH BORDER Lodging & INFO
SPANISH BORDER Lodging & INFO

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Day 1 Ride in and around the Rio Grande River Valley and headwaters from Chama, NM, to an old train depot for lunch, spend the night at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs.

Day 2 ride above & along and thru the Rio Grande Gorge, the southern San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the High Road to Taos, NM.

Day 3 ride up a spectacular canyon to a NM ski resort, around an active mine, then around an old Volcano along a little seen section of the Rio Grande river to the oldest town in Colorado. Continue to Atonito and your choice of 3 routes for the last 50+ miles. EZ twisty Pavement, 1/3 off-road or 3/4 off-road back to Chama, from Friday to Sunday Sept 23-25.

Autumn colors
Autumn colors
  • Arrive in Chama, New Mexico on Thursday Sept 22 for an included dinner.
  • An Epic Autumn 3 Day Adventure ride from Sept 23-25, 2022 – Friday to Sunday, when the trees are turning colors.
  • Join Exit Tours Motorcycle Club and your first ride is included in 2022.
  • No workdays, meetings or Politics. Just Join and Ride.
elkhorn lodge chama
Elkhorn Lodge Chama, NM

The Spring Spanish Border ride Sept 23-35 you will have the opportunity to stay and start the ride from the awesome Elkhorn Lodge and cabins in Chama, NM.

  • Arrive in Chama, NM on Thursday Sept 22 for a dinner and a campfire. BYOB.
  • On Friday Day 1 ride from Chama NM around a wilderness area, ride near the narrow gauge railroad tracks, to a remote railroad depot for lunch.
Spanish Border - Old Cabi
Old cabin at the Oiser Station and a XR650L
  • Ride along a Wilderness Boundary and have lunch at the old Chili Line Depot in Tres Piedras, New Mexico.
  • After a late Lunch, ride to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and spend the night camping (camping spot included) at their campground at the Resort. You could also grab a room if one is available.
  • There is a restaurant onsite and you can soak in the awesome Hot Springs if you wish with an included discount.
  • There will be a campfire on Friday and the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts.
Welcome to New Mexic
Welcome to New Mexico. Antonito Mtn in the background

Day 2 visit the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge from the top and ride down into the gorge and along the Rio Grande river.

Spectacuular Rio Grande Gorge
Spectacular little seen section of the Rio Grande Gorge
rio grande gorge
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, NM
  • Then ride back into a few old Spanish communities, and take the High Road to and above Taos, New Mexico and stay in Taos Saturday night.
  • Your choice for lodging. We could have dinner together Saturday night or you could go and check out Taos ?
oldest church in Colorado
Oldest Church in Colorado

Day 3 ride in an area of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where few people people live and even fewer visit.

  • Ride around an active mine near a ski resort up the Red River, amongst some old Volcanoes and an off-road section to visit the oldest Town in Colorado, San Luis.
Oldest Church in Colorado
The oldest Church in Colorado is in Antonito
  • Ride from San Luis and adventure back to the Rio Grande river and the last bridge in Colorado on the Rio Grande River, and then visit the oldest Church in Colorado in Antonito on the border.
Last Bridge in CO over the Rio Grande
Last Bridge in CO over the Rio Grande. Ute Mtn in the background.
  • Ride back to Chama off-road and to twisty pavement.
  • Or if you’ve had enough, twisty pavement back to Chama from Antonito

Return to your truck or RV securely parked on Sunday night, enjoy an included BBQ and either spend Sunday night at the Elkhorn lodge or cabins or say adios.

Pool at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs
Pool at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs

There won’t be any games, talks, or seminars on this ride.

  • You will find spectacular Adventure bike loops and the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts around a bonfire.
  • This adventure ride is suitable for 650cc Dual Sport to Open Adventure Bikes.
  • The Club will portage your camping gear so you may ride unencumbered.
  • The club can also transport your Ice-chest and replenish with Ice. (Not too big of Ice chest)
  • The Routes are 2 track, dirt roads and as little pavement as possible
Cumbres & Toltec RR
CO & NM Border at the Oiser Station on the Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge Railroad
  • We will need to portage gas for after ride ‘around’ Antonito Mountain (an old volcano) on Day 1.
  • On Day 2 you’ll ride along a little seen remote section to the Rio Grande river on little used 2 Track.
  • Day 3 is a spectacular ride only a few people have ridden.
  • 3 days riding, 4 nights lodging (Friday night camping @ Ojo Caliente is included).
  • Lodging Thursday, Saturday and Sunday is on you.
  • 530 miles in 3 days.
  • Join the Club for $425.00 and this ride is included.
Bacon
Bacon, by a local Artist

The Spanish Border ADV ride includes:

  • Luggage portage 
  • Fuel portage
  • Ice chest portage
  • Chase Truck & trailer
  • Local Support
  • Camping Friday night
  • Breakfast Friday & Dinner Thursday and Sunday 
  • Phone compatible GPS tracks
  • Ride With GPS club membership.
  • Exit Tours club membership
  • Bonfires 
  • T-shirt and participation pin.
  • Discounted lodging reservations
  • The camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts.
  • Bottled water.
  • Trail snacks & Candy
Ponderosa pines on the Spanish Border
Ponderosa pines on the Spanish Border
SSPANISH BORDER lodging
SPANISH BORDER Lodging & INFO
Autumn Spanish Border
Autumn Spanish Border

AUTUMN SPANISH BORDER ADVENTURE RIDE

  • WHAT: 3 DAY AUTUMN ADVENTURE RIDE IN SOUTHERN COLORADO & NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
  • WHEN: SEPT 22-25  2022  Ride Friday to Sunday
  • Arrive Thursday Sept 22
  • WHERE: Colorado & New Mexico Border
  • ARRIVE & STAY THURSDAY: Chama, NM
  • START FRIDAY: Chama, NM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT:  Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Resort, NM  
  • SATURDAY NIGHT: Taos , NM
Historic Sagebrush Inn in Taos, NM
Historic Sagebrush Inn in Taos, NM
  • SUNDAY: Chama, NM
  • START TIME: 7 AM to 9 AM on Friday Sept 23
  • START ADDRESS:  2663 S. Highway 84,
    Chama, NM 87520
Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge Steam Engine
Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge Steam Engine

Google Map LINK to the Elkhorn Lodge

elkhorn lodge chama MAP
Elkhorn Lodge Chama, NM MAP (Clickable)

 

Ojo Caliente Spring
Ojo Caliente Spring

 

OJO CALIENTE
LINK to OJO CALIENTE

OJO Caliente is a first Class Hot Springs in Northern New Mexico.

A thoroughly Epic Locale to Camp, Dine and Soak on Friday night.

Camping is included on Friday Night.

Dining and Soaking is your choice.

Ojo Caliente means Hot Water in Spanish.

SSPANISH BORDER lodging
SPANISH BORDER Lodging & INFO

 

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SIGN-UP PAGE

 

Spanish Border Adventure on Facebook
Spanish Border Adventure on Facebook

 

spanish border 1830
Spanish Border in 1830. The Spanish border ride is in the red box
Map Autumn Spanish Border
Map & Brief Description Autumn Spanish Border (Clickable)

 

BMW on the Spanish Border
BMW on the Spanish Border