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Motorcycle Roads Deckers Along the Platte to Denver Area

By Fuelgun
on March 29, 2015

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route is a great shortcut if you need to make your way from Deckers to Castle Rock/Sedalia.

I typically start this route at Deckers/Horse Creek on the intersection of Hwy 126 and 67. There are always plenty of Harleys parked at the saloon on the corner. You will want to start by heading north on Hwy 67. Hwy 67 will go off to the right (east), at this point you want to get on Route 97 (N. Platte River Road) and continue along the Platte River riding north. Soon you'll see W. Pine Creek Road on the right, take that right and head east and after a few miles Pine Creek will dump into Hwy 67. Take Hwy 67 north for 13 miles to end up at Sedalia and Hwy 105.

CAUTION: Some sections of these roads are dirt. See the Road Quality section below for more specifics on the road conditions.

Scenery

This route takes you along the beautiful Platte River Valley and up and around S. Noddle Head. There are almost always people fly fishing in the river and the Noddle cliffs are gorgeous to behold. You end up in Jarre Canyon for the last leg of the journey.

Road Quality

The first section of the ride on N Platte River Rd is gorgeous and the roads are of decent quality. Most sections are smooth and flawless, but there are a few corners with some bumps in them that you won't want to hit at full speed. Make sure not to get stuck behind any cars because there are few opportunities to pass and the slow vehicles will ruin the corners.

The second section, up Pine Creek Rd, is all dirt. There is washboard on about 30% of the road and 15% grades near the middle. This section is definitely poor to ride if you are on a Touring bike as it can rattle you quite a bit.

The last section, along Jarre Canyon, is excellent, with smooth clear roads and beautiful views. There are multiple points to pass slow cars here.

Roadside Amenities

There are tons of places to stop and do some fishing all along the Platte River.

As far as food goes, there is a bar in Deckers that seems to be very popular with bikers (Harleys), about midway is a pub called Sprucewood Inn Restaurant, and at the end of the ride in Sedalia there is an excellent restaurant called O'Brians Cafe.

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By speediedotcom
on June 17, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great turns and a little bit of fun on the dirt sections. They just paved from Sedalia to just before Sprucewood. If headed from Deckers to Sedalia the new pavement starts a mile or two past Sprucewood. Still some gravel spots on the new pavement so its best to do a sight lap before going H.A.M.

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By Fuelgun
on April 7, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Suzuki GSF1200S

Motorcycle Type Sport

Great shortcut from Sedalia to Deckers. Road condition is great except for the small dirt section in the middle (see Road Condition section for details)

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