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5   in Colorado Colorado153 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Poncha Springs Loop

By Windriders
on August 1, 2009

5.0out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Take Hwy 50 West from Poncha Springs to 114 west of Parlin. 114 to Saguache and 285. North on 285 back to Poncha Springs. Route goes through part of Gunnison National Forest. Some hills and twists. More for the leisurely ride than the aggressive type. October colors are great.

Scenery

October colors are great and the varies from hills and plains to rocky and steep mountainsides. You'll be riding through Rocky Mountain high country in south central Colorado and travel through portions of the Gunnison National Forest. The highlight of the ride is route 114 ... a true pleasure to ride and take in the scenery!

Road Quality

Paved roads all the way in good condition. Most turns are more sweepers than twisities. Watch for wildlife as there are Coyotes roaming parts of 114.

Roadside Amenities

Not much beside fuel and food in the small towns. This is a ride you are taking for the scenery and some lonely mountain road riding.



Additional Info

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

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By trlmix
on August 14, 2012 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a great ride! There are tight turns, big sweepers, fast straights, and good elevation changes. My route took me from Colorado City on hwy 165, Hwy 96 Through Westcliff and then to Cotopaxi where it dumped me off on hwy 50W. Use caution on the hwy 114 portion of this loop as there were some turns with loose gravel due to recent construction work. This should be a non-issue in a few weeks. This is a must ride for anyone looking for a scenic day trip.

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By Guest
on June 1, 2010 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Ran the Loop with a bit of a twist - Colorado Springs to Canon City to Salida to Poncha Springs - The Loop - Poncha Springs to Buena Vista to HWY 285 to HWY 24 through Woodland Park back to Colorado Springs - 400 miles Great Trip

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By ROADWHORE
on January 12, 2013 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make HD Electra

Motorcycle Type Touring

Only done this once but we had a great time.

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By Guest
on September 22, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

It's one of the best, least travelled mountain loop roads in the state..! If you're on a tourer like our 05' GL1800 it's like a walk in the park - long sweeping stretches and LOTS of scenery, esp in late Sept - early October - Watch the weather..!

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