X ROADS SINGLETRACK TRAILRIDES

SINGLETRACK Trailrides

X-ROADS SINGLETRACK TRAILRIDES

Singletrack Colorado

 

 

 

 

  • X-ROADS TRAILRIDE  September 16-18 2022
  • X-ROADS TRAILRIDE 2  October 7-9 2022
  • Two epic trailrides on the same routes.
  • If you can’t make one date, maybe you can make the other ?
Singletrack right on the Continental Divide

From Howard, CO. on the Arkansas River ride over the Continental Divide to a remote mountain campground in the Colorado River watershed, spend the night and ride back a different way.

  • Ride Friday to Sunday.
  • 3 days of riding.
  • Outstanding Rocky Mountain Singletrack.
  • Singletrack to overnight on the other side of the Divide on Day 1.
  • Camping. Luggage portage.
  • Day 2 ride back to Howard on outstanding Singletrack trails.
  • Day 3 ride a over a pass thru the Wilderness, to old mines and more Singletrack.
  • Limited to up to 25 riders.
  • The Club insists everyone use the Buddy System.
  • These are somewhat challenging routes not suitable for Novices.
  • You do Not need Graham Jarvis type skills, but you do need some skills.
  • Why are these called X-Roads Trailrides?
  • Because there near where the Crossroads of the Rockies are in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Trailride
 
 
You will navigate by cell phone compatible Ride with GPS Tracks
 
Ride With GPS
LINK to Navigation & Safety
 
We will be around to make sure the days go smoothly. Portage gear and cook.
Continental Divide Trail
Top of the Greens Creek on the Continental Divide Trail

Day 1 Description

  • Show up at the campground in Howard, Colorado on Thursday for a BBQ and beverages.
  • Friday ride a 95 mile singletrack loop on the longest continuous singletrack trail in Colorado.
  • Ride over the Continental Divide and spend Friday night camping.
  • The Club will portage your gear.
  • You will need a tent or you could have someone you know drive your RV to the Campground.
  • Camping spot included Friday Night.
  • Fuel stop in Sargents.
  • Leave your truck securely parked at the campground in Howard.
  • Less than 5 miles of pavement.
Map 3 day Trailride
Map of the 3 trailride loops in the Heart of the Rockies

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

  • Saturday morning breakfast will be provided at the campground.
  • Ride more killer singletrack on your way to the Continental Divide Trail.
  • From the CDT it’s singletrack down to Hwy 50 and Salida on a epic trailride loop.
  • Head back to where we started on the Arkansas River.
  • Saturday is the longest loop at 100 miles and fuel & meals will be available in town.
  • Return to the Campground where we started.
  • 10% pavement

Day 3

  • Sunday Day 3 is a 96 mile ride over a high mountain pass through the wilderness on 2 track to and through an area with some awesome old mining buildings and history.
  • Ride some off-the-scale singletrack along the wilderness boundary a 1/3rd of the loop and head back to the Campground for an included BBQ and beverages.
  • Less than 5 miles of pavement

Day 4

  • Depart on Monday.
  • On Monday you could do a really fun 75 mile Dual Sport Loop to the Salida Volcanic Crater for an awesome view of the area, if you didn’t get enough riding the previous 3 days…
autumn singletrack
Autumn Singletrack

LINK TO TRAILRiDE ROUTE DESCRIPTION AND MAPS

Singletrack Colorado

 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 1 X ROADS SINGLETRACK TRAILRIDES OUTLINE
  • Camp at the Arkansas River on arrival at the private campground on Thursday.
  • On Friday Day 1 ride a majority Singletrack trail for 100 miles to a campground on the other side of the mountains for Friday night.
  • Fuel available for purchase on the trail at 75 miles.
  • Club will portage your gear.

Day 2 ride as much Singletrack as possible back to where we started the trailride on the Arkansas River.

  • Fuel available in town
  • End up back at the staging area where your truck is parked.

Day 3 ride a loop from the river, over a wilderness mountain pass and through a historic mining area, and the Silvercreek section of the Rainbow trail.

  • Ride singletrack and a river road back to the Arkansas River and the campground
  • Remote 95 mile loop. Carry a quart if necessary.
The Rainbow Trail
The Rainbow Trail

INCLUDED WITH THE RIDE and MEMBERSHIP:

  • This Club Trailride will include BBQ and beverages on arrival Thursday.
  • Breakfast Friday and Saturday and a BBQ and beverages on Sunday.
  • Meals not provided are available at a local restaurant or in town.
  • Camping Reservations for 4 Days.
  • Friday night camping fee is included with ride
  • Gear portage
  • Chase truck
  • Local Support
  • Phone compatible GPS Tracks
  • Ride with GPS Club Membership
  • T-Shirt
  • Ride Maps not suitable for navigation
  • Camaraderie of Like-minded individuals.
  • An epic 3 days of riding almost 300 miles you wouldn’t put together on your own.
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CAMPING & LODGING INFO

rocky top ranch
Rocky Top River Ranch

CAMP in HOWARD at the ROCKY TOP RIVER RANCH

  • PAY FOR YOUR OWN CAMPING RESERVATIONS FROM THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. (FRIDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS IS INCLUDED WITH THE RIDE )
  • YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY TO LEAVE YOUR TRUCK SECURELY PARKED AT THE CAMPGROUND ON FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN WE STAY IN THE MOUNTAINS.
  • The Club has asked that most of the campground be reserved. Motel rooms and cabins may be available.
  • Call Rocky top and reserve your space as soon as possible.
  • X-ROADS TRAILRIDE  September 15-16-17 2022
  • X-ROADS TRAILRIDE 2  October 6-7-8 2022
  • Sunday Night option would be Sept 18 or Oct 9
  • 719-942-3811
  • Website LINK: https://rockytopriverranch.com/

CAMPING in HOWARD,CO.

  • Full-hookup RV sites
  • Truck & tent sites
  • Picnic tables
  • Motel rooms and cabins may be available

NECESSITIES

  • Free WIFI
  • Clean bathrooms & showers
  • Firewood & ice for sale
  • Pavilion
  • Next to the Arkansas River
  • Restaurant onsite:
  • Riverside Cafe

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Campground
Camp Friday night

CAMPING ON FRIDAY NIGHT

  • Friday Night the club will portage your overnight gear to the campground in the mountains.
  • We will camp at a remote mountain campground with water and outhouses.
  • You will need a tent or you could have someone you know drive your RV to the campground.
  • The Club will supply dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning.
  • A moderate amount of adult beverages are included Friday night.
  • Camping Fee is Included is Friday Night

Directions, Camping Info and additional Info will be emailed after Sign-Up confirmation

  • Ride with GPS Tracks will be emailed 2 weeks before the ride date
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X-ROADS TRAILRIDE  September 16-18 2022

X-ROADS TRAILRIDE 2   October 7-9 2022

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