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Motorcycle Roads Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower

By Cruz'N H
on July 1, 2008

5.0out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From the town of Jefferson, CO, just head south on Route 77 all the way past Tarryall Reservoir and continue down Route 77 till you run into US Hwy 24 and the town of Lake George, CO.

Scenery

The scenery is wonderful. All kinds of wildlife were roaming the day we rode. This is particular stretch of Colorado mountain road covers some flat terrain but has multiple rock formations along the way. One looked like a small version of Devil's Tower. Also along the way you'll pass by and want to check out the Tarryall Reservoir.

Road Quality

The first 1/2 of the road is new pavement. The other part is paved also but older and has lots of potholes.

Roadside Amenities

There isn't much along this road. No gas stations, or Food Marts. There is a Lake with restrooms about 1/2 way. Services can be found in Lake George, CO at the end of the run.

Additional Info

Here is a link to a slideshow of my entire trip. I put 1,200 miles over the 4th of july weekend across the CO western slope of south central mountains. Bagged a bunch of scenic roads. Might add a few roads and reviews soon. Check out this Online Photo Album


- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Tenspeed59
on January 19, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1980

Motorcycle Make Honda GL1100

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I worked on rebuilding a 9.5 mile long stretch of this paved road last summer and into the fall of 2013. It is a great road as it was from Jefferson CO. heading South East towards Lake George CO. for the first 10 or 15 miles or so until you arrive at the very scenic Tarryall Reservoir lake.....it has several pull off areas on this route but not much in the way of bike friendly shoulders.........there are also several trailhead parking lots to park in while taking in a walk or hike on this route......the area that we completely tore down to bedrock and started all over starts at the concrete dam of Tarryall Reservoir and continues South and East for another 9.5 miles and includes turnouts and parking lots also the same as the first portion of this road..........the scenery anywhere along this road is fantastic and there is even a couple of ghost towns to stop and explore along with a pioneer cemetery to visit and view along the first portion of the road before you reach the lake......after going south and east on the new portion of the road that I helped to construct the old eroded road turned into somewhat rough pavement and riddled with a few potholes but the State of CO. was putting out a job bid to complete this last section of 7 miles of road down to the small mountain town of Tarryall, CO.......heading south out of Tarryall, CO. on CR77 heading to Lake George, CO. the road is smooth and in good shape there.....some twisties but very sporty handling type of a road all in all......take a camera and enjoy the ride.....get off the bike and enjoy a picnic and a nice hike along the creeks that flow through this valley......North and South of the town of Tarryall are several private and free campground areas also....and several off road bike and jeep trails abound in the Southern portion of this beautiful ride....lots of fishing opportunities in this region also......ENJOY!!!

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By Guest
on November 6, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Other

I rode this road this past weekend. The potholes are mostly gone. They seem to have covered the roads with gravel where the potholes used to be.
It was safe enough, even for big cruisers, but speeds had to be kept low.
The scenary was worth it to me, but it's not a ride most would enjoy.

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By Guest
on September 30, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I noticed the submission date is July of 08. I was on this road in September of 08, and it is far and away the WORST ROAD IN COLORADO. There are more potholes per mile than you can possibly count. It's not just the number of potholes but the size of DOZENS of them is more than 6 feet wide. A notice to anyone wanting to try this road is DON'T. There are to many other decent roads in Colorado.

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By Bill Belei
on October 7, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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I rode this in Oct of 2017 as part of an annual father/son motorcycle trip my father and I take (we go different places each year). Bottom line is this is simply a fantastic route as the scenery is among the most pristine in Colorado ... you'll see tons of beautiful rock outcroppings & cliffs, green pastures, mountains, rivers, and the very beautiful reservoir. To make it every greater, the pavement looked new and there were probably 3 or 4 cars we say the entire trip and it has many nice gentle winding curves as well as a few twisties thrown in. Solid 5 star road!

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By Bondizzle
on July 30, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Ducati Monster 1000s

Motorcycle Type Sport

It looks like most of the reviews are older. I rode this about a month ago, June 2017, and it was fantastic. The road is brand new for about half and a few years older for the rest. No potholes. The views are amazing, I did it going East first and then back West. Going West you get amazing views of the mountains jutting up in front of you. I ride fast, and there were almost no cars on a Sunday afternoon and and plenty of places to pass. The turns are not too tight so you can really open it up. It's pretty remote, I didn't see any police and I can't imagine there are many out there. Coming from Denver I was pretty low on fuel by the time I got near Lake George, but there is gas there. This is now one of my favorite roads around.

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By Guest
on March 5, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Touring

I'm not sure how to get it changed, but this road is definitely *south* of I-70, and so should be in the "Southern Colorado" group.

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