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Motorcycle Roads Grand Mesa - Colorado State Route 65

By Missin44
on August 1, 2009

4.3out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

20 Miles East of Grand Junction. Start at Exit 49 head south on Highway 65 until it ends at Colorado State Route 92 near Delta.

Scenery

Western Colorado desert canyons to high mountain forests, 50 mile vista's, wildlife. Breath taking is the word. Hard to keep your eyes on the road. Bring a camera. About 1/2 through National Forest.

Road Quality

Tight Corners, Sweepers, Straight Stretches, Climbs, Descents. Go from 5,000' to 10,000 to 5,000' in 60 miles. Use caution: watch for deer and rock slide area's.

Roadside Amenities

Camping, hiking, food, bars.

Additional Info

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

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By GJRonK
on February 7, 2013 3 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The first few miles along Plateau Creek are winding and colorful with steep canyon walls on the sides and lush vegetation by the creek. As you climb up towards Mesa, you will pass through ranch country and a ski area before climbing up into the forest of mountain mahogany, gamble oak, and aspen (which all lose their leaves in the fall) and the conifers like pine, spruce, and fir. There are a number of pulloff view areas on the climb to the mesa above. This area is notorious for having deer pop out of the trees, so stay alert.

A stop at top at the visitor center is worthwhile. On the way down (now to the south) you will pass one pretty good view area on the right overlooking the town of Cedaredge and beyond to the San Juan Mountains some 50 miles away. They are apt to have snow on the peaks much of the time.

The temperature on top is usually 20 degrees cooler than the valley all times, so bring a jacket.

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By Guest
on September 3, 2013 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Still a great road to ride. Plenty of views. This is an annual Labor Day ride with friends. However, the road does have some issues now so be careful.

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By Guest
on February 25, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 03

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The Group I ride with make this trip several times a year. To add to this trip, make a loop out of it by turning and heading back to the west to Delta then Grand Junction, or turning East and heading over MCclure pas to Redstone and Carbondale to I-70, wich is the route that I reccomend as it will take you down the Crystal River and its many water falls. If you are interested in making this ride with a group of fun, non drinking folks Call 970-379-5114 Ps. A camera is a must!!!

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By Guest
on September 7, 2009 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

i live in grand junction, this is a must do 6 or 8 times a year

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By Guest
on September 7, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Rode this back in 2006, I have it on my list for a future ride

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By DgoMountie
on October 7, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

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