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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April 13, 2015
This road begins in the cute small town of Bellvue, and continues past a couple small farms to Horsetooth reservoir. The reservoir...
Lots of sweeping curves and a couple slow speed corners along the dam walls. The road is hilly with three very steep...
Start in Bellevue, CO and take N. Colorado Route 23 south. Follow this road up along the reservoir walls around Horsetooth. All...
March 29, 2015
This route takes you along the beautiful Platte River Valley and up and around S. Noddle Head. There are almost always people...
The first section of the ride on N Platte River Rd is gorgeous and the roads are of decent quality. Most sections...
This route is a great shortcut if you need to make your way from Deckers to Castle Rock/Sedalia.

I typically start...
March 27, 2015
The road is through a mountainous canyon, so there are beautiful trees, gorgeous streams, frequent mountain wildlife, beautiful hidden valleys, and scenic...
Constant twisties throughout. Pavement is generally in good condition, but hazards exist. Loose gravel exists on some corners most of the year,...
Just northeast of Fort Collins, CO is the town of Laporte. This route starts in Laporte where you want to take Rist...
February 26, 2015
Wonderful view of the Golden & the Denver Metro area when you reach the summit.
Great twisty road. Short but very fun. Very well maintained road as well.
In Golden, just off of US Route 6, look for 19th street heading west in to the mountains. Take 19th street west...
February 18, 2015
The ride is along a valley with Crystal River running adjacent to the roadway, with Island Lake alongside the road at about...
While not high speed limits, it is a comfortable valley road that has ample sweeping turns and great scenery.
At the northern base of McClure Pass on CO 133 a small sign indicating "Marble" points you to the east on a...
October 3, 2014
The ride from Golden up Golden Gate Canyon is marked by beautiful canyon scenery on the lower portions, with numerous rock walls...
The best twisties are at the beginning, but the whole road is great. A bit of a sportbike haven. The road surface...
1.4 miles north of the intersection of CO-93 and US-6/CO-58 in Golden, turn west onto Golden Gate Canyon Road (CO-46). Continue 18...
October 1, 2014
Tighter twisties in a rural setting until reaching the best part. A series of 10 mph curves, nearly always clean, with a...
Road has a uniform paved surface for holding and is well marked. A general caution for all curvy roads in this area...
Pick up W. Deer Creek Canyon Road off of Wadsworth Boulevard, less than a mile south of C-470 on Denver's southwest side....
September 23, 2014
Road 742 follows the river with a well maintained, curvaceous rout with many camp sites, and ample fishing opportunities. Evergreens, Aspens, and...
Road 742 is 50 (roundtrip) miles of curves and twisties, it is well maintained if not a bit crowded with anglers.
From Gunnison Colorado, go north on HWY135 to Almont, then turn east on Road 742. Ridde 53 miles along the Taylor River...
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...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Colorado

2016-01-30 : 2016-01-31

38th Annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo

The Colorado Motorcycle Expo is one of the largest motorcycle events in the country. It’s also one of the few great authentic shows left for real bikers! It features (i) the country’s largest indoor Motorcycle Swap Meet with over 800 booths, (ii) a Custom & Antique Motorcycle Show with over 100 Bikes, (iii) the Miss CME Wet T Shirt Contest, (iv) Live Music, onsite tattooing, and 25,000 of the greatest people you’d ever want to meet! This event occupies over 300,000 sq ft of indoor space. It’s THE motorcycle social event of the winter, so don’t miss it! Sat 9-7 Sun 9-4 One Day Pass $15; Weekend pass $20

2015-10-04 : 2015-10-04

28th Annual High Country Toy Run

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum sponsors the biggest and best Toy Run making Christmas better for local kids. Benefits US Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Fort Carson Santa's Workshop; and other El Paso and Teller County charities. Admission: 1 new unwrapped toy per person. Huge raffle and auction at the post run party at Cowboys nightclub - 25 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO Free USMC ride pin for every participant. Breakfast available at ride start.

2015-08-15 : 2015-08-15

28th Anniversary of the POW/MIA Recognition Ride

Join Soldiers, Veterans, and Patriots from across the USA for Colorado's largest procession of motorcycles to roll through the mountains into Cripple Creek for the Salute to American Veterans Rally. The ride begins at the Woodland Park High School. Commemorative Ride Pin to all registered participants. Breakfast available at ride start.

2015-08-14 : 2015-08-16

23rd Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally

The oldest Veterans ride & rally in the West! Honoring America's brave heroes since 1987. Including the POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, Wild West Gun Fighters, Veteran's Poker Run, Vendors, Veteran's Parade, and Aircraft Flyovers. Live music & fun all weekend long. For vendor and other information, contact Pro Promotions.

2015-08-13 : 2015-08-15

GWRRA Colorado 26th Annual "Wingin' the Rockies"

"Fantastic Journey to Montrose" in Montrose, CO! ARC & TRC rider education courses, plus Leadership Training and Membership Enhancement seminars. BBQ with world-famous Olathe sweet corn. Ice cream ride to Russell Stover retail store to benefit Warrior Resource Center for our veterans. Escorted rides to Black Canyon, Million Dollar Highway, Telluride. Registration forms on our website. Additional vendors welcome!

     

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