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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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...
June 29, 2013
It's hard to judge what's beautiful and what's ordinary. This short ride is a journey to view some of the oldest rock...
The road to the bottom of the canyon is about 5 miles long and drops about 1700'. The grade is 16% and...
From Montrose, CO, head east on Hwy. 50 about 8 miles to Hwy. 347. Signs for the park will direct you north...
June 29, 2013
This is a pleasant ride in a wide valley with peaks of the Rockies on either side. Some will have snow to...
Go for the leisure ride and the scenery. The route is pretty straight.
From Gunnison, CO, head north on Hwy. 135 as far as Crested Butte. GRAVEL WARNING!!! The road from there to Paonia is...
February 25, 2013
This loop ride travels first through the North Platte River valley before heading east toward Laramie. In this section of highway, you...
Almost every section of this highway has been redone in the past 10 years or so, making it an excellent highway to...
You will begin your day trip from Saratoga, Wyoming a small town in southcentral Wyoming. You will travel approximately 10 miles south...
February 12, 2013
This route runs up along the Arkansas River valley. Rock cliffs and rafters can be seen most of the trip. Pull over...
The road is real nice with a lot of curves. Traffic isnt real bad usually. Mite get a slow 4 wheeler trying...
Start by heading west on US 50 towards the royal gorge bridge until you get to Salida. Turn right on county highway...
January 27, 2013
You will first start off with lots of heavy trees and will even see cross over Crystal Creek Reservoir, and then gradually...
Paved all the way to the top. Last 200 feet is dirt, but very safe to ride on.
Starting in beautifil Manitou Springs, head west on Manitou Ave toward Old Mans Trail. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto US-24...
December 18, 2012
This ride is a typical high country ride in Colorado. The best time is in early mid September when stands of Aspen...
Expect narrow curves and tight corners. This is a technical road with older pavement. Bumps are to be expected. Ridden spiritedly it's...
Take Hwy 91 north out of Leadville and pick up the left turn at Hwy24 and follow it north to Minturn
November 21, 2012
As you leave Lyons, Hwy 7 passes through some red rock hillsides before winding up the St Vrain canyon. There are spots...
Hwy 7 got repaved in 2010, so it's smooth as a baby's butt. Most turns have good sight lines, and the road...
Hwy 7 begins in Lyons, Co and heads southwest up the St Vrain Canyon until it meets with CO 72 the Peak...
November 21, 2012
The route climbs over the Continental Divide. At the summit of 11,990ft Loveland Pass, jaw dropping vistas greet visitors. If the scenery...
As with any high alpine road, expect occasional frost heaves. Both Hwy6 and Swan Mtn Rd were resurfaced in recent years so...
Old Loveland Pass was the route over the continental divide before construction of modern day I-70 and the Eisenhower Tunnel. Pick up...
September 18, 2012
As you leave La Veta heading south you will see several rock formations. To the east of 12 there are the Dakota...
The road is mostly curvy and hilly two lane highway with few straights. Some single lane construction zones exsist but are traffic...
From I-25 travel to Walsenburg CO in SE Colorado. Take 160 W. until you see the sign for La Veta. This will...
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