Colorado Motorcycle Roads and Trips

For many motorcycle riders, exploring Colorado (CO) motorcycle roads is the ultimate motorcycle touring dream and perhaps the top most coveted motorcyclist destination in America. Many of America's most breathtaking stretches of the Rocky Mountains are found within this abundantly blessed state. Also, Colorado completely rolls out the red carpet for visitors and so riders will find a large array of amenities to take in when it's time to pull over and get off the bike. Some of the favorite motorcycle ride destinations are Durango, Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, and Silverton.




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August 20, 2014
318's a boring straight shot but with beautiful views of the La Plata Mountains. 213 (La Posta Road) is a twisty river...
Decent asphalt, no potholes last time I rode it.
Head south out of Ignacio downtown, turn west on 318. Head south on 550 just long enough to take 214 north, all...
August 10, 2014
Hwy 160 is busy and packed with RV's, commercial trucks and commuters. Hwys 151/172 are pastoral, scenic, uncrowded, with spectacular views of...
Repaved within the past 3 years in excellent repair smooth not lumpy few if any potholes minor construction at one curve did...
Heading East out of Durango follow signs to the airport. Take 172 south to Ignacio, past the Casino, turn left in the...
July 14, 2014
Beautiful route through backroads Colorado along the old route the logging trains took to Pagosa Springs. Old rail cars, abandoned towns, church,...
This is dirt and gravel, NOT suitable for road bikes. Dual Sport or Dirt bikes only. Summer only.
From highway 151 north of Lake Navajo turn onto County Road 500 and JUST KEEP GOING till you hit Pagosa Springs
July 10, 2014
Starts outside the Rocky Mountains, taking you up a deep valley past beautiful mountain homes and large fields.
Lots of sweeping and sharp turns into the mountains with nice curves to keep you entertained the whole way. The pavement is...
Start at Chatfield Reservoir State Park - Just south of CO 470 and Wadsworth on Wadsworth
Ends in downtown Evergreen CO.
July 7, 2014
Beautiful forested back road to Baker's Bridge where Butch & Sundance ACTUALLY jumped into the river. The movie made it look a...
No potholes, repaved or chip-sealed regularly.
from Main Avenue take East 32nd to CR 250. Left on 250. Past Trimble Lane. Keep going and going. When you think...
July 7, 2014
You aren't going to be watching the scenery if you're riding THESE corners like you ought to!
Wildcat Canyon is well paved, if you take CR210 back it's only chip-sealed.
From Durango take 160 West past the car dealerships. Take the "Y" to the left onto Wildcat Canyon Road (AKA 141) and...
June 7, 2014
A perfectly paved road through SW Colorado forests leading to a beautiful mountain lake. Doesn't get any better.
This road is maintained immaculately since all the County Commish's live up there!
Northbound on 3rd Avenue in downtown Durango continue on Florida (Flor-eee-dah) road (CR240). Turn right at "Helens Store) which remains CR240. Left...
June 6, 2014
A beautiful canyon with a river, wineries, shade trees, and every twisty known to man, rights, lefts, tights, sweepers, decreasing radii, hoop-de-do's,...
Two years ago it was a five. The portions in Utah don't get as much maintenance and it just depends on how...
In Cortez Colorado turn west towards the airport on Road G and just keep going until you hit Aneth Utah. From there...
June 6, 2014
These county roads follow the La Plata river all the way from Durango to Farmington. Twisties, great asphalt, incredible scenery. You'll wish...
Fairly new asphalt. A few DANGEROUS decreasing radius curves you REALLY need to slow down for. Take this road EASY the first...
Cross the river next to Home Depot in Durango, then turn left on La Posta Road. (CR213) Follow the river for 15...
March 14, 2014
Road is a narrow gravel road with hairpin turns and blind corners. (BE CAUTIOUS FOR ONCOMING VEHICLES) Very peaceful ride and feels...
Loose gravel/silt/dirt/clay
Be prepared for changing road conditions depending on season.
Large rock debris may be present at times.
Pot holes likely...
From Canon City, CO head east on 50 approx. 7 miles. Turn left onto Phantom Canyon Rd. (67).
Road is paved for...
August 30, 2013
As you leave Hotchkiss, you will travel about 20 miles up the wide, lush valley of the North Fork of the Gunnison....
Almost all the way is 5 star and medium speed turns. Most fun is the stretch along the reservoir-what a hoot! There...
I would say this may be one of the best routes to have beautiful scenery the entire way if you like mountain...
July 26, 2013
As you leave the Colorado River canyon, you will ride along Plateau Creek in a narrow canyon of colorful sandstone layers. The...
The first 10 miles are narrow canyon with continual medium speed sweepers. The rest of the route until the Vega turn off...
Begin at I-70, exit 49, about 5 miles east of Palisade, CO, Head east on 330 for 10 miles, then left at...
July 11, 2013
This road starts near Aspen but quickly takes you into a much more subdued atmosphere with signs of avalanches to both sides...
Long sweeping curves with a slight roller coaster effect throughout. It's a ride that can taken at a pretty good speed but...
Start in Aspen state route 82 and head west. The first roundabout will give you three choices, choose Castle Creek and proceed....
July 2, 2013
The entire distance is either semi-arid brush country, or lush grass and trees along the White River. The river runs all year...
Good pavement all the way with wide turns. There are rarely wide enough shoulders conducive to motorcycle parking, so you must plan...
Start in Rangely (not far from Dinosaur National Monument in the northwest corner of Colorado) and head east on Hwy. 64 for...
June 30, 2013
Loma has only a convenience store for gas and snacks, but they welcome bikers. Generally, Loma is a small farming/ranching town.
Most of the route is on old pavement with many potholes and cracks. But it does give a rider a chance to...
From Loma, Colorado (15 miles west of Grand Junction), head north on Route 139. Turn left (west) just before Rangely, at the...
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