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3.6 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.6
6 Reviews

Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison

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By RMC (5 McR Points) on Aug 02, 2011

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Guest
June 22, 2012
Roads need work on some of the passes. Lots of…
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donvangilder
September 26, 2017
I have absolutely no idea why this route is…
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Written Directions

Route starts in either South Fork and heads north on CO Route 149 or starts in Gunnison and heads south on CO Route 149 to South Fork.

Scenery

Route 149 is one the most scenic roads I have ever been on. Scenery wise you have it all - stunning views of the mountains , a ride a long the banks of a river, and sections that ride next to beautiful rock walls. It is a must ride If your are in Colorado. And, you get different views depending if you are traveling South to North or North to south. I personally think the South to North Route is the better view!!

Drive Enjoyment

Lots of sweeping curves on this one and of course being a mountain drive you're going to be going up and down hills. This road has it all.

Tourism Opportunities

There really aren't "things to do along the way" but you do have gas in the towns of South Fork, Crede, Lake City, and Gunnison. Crede and Lake City old Mining towns ... not much else.

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Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
Colorado Route 149 - South Fork to Gunnison
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Guest
June 22, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Roads need work on some of the passes. Lots of tar snakes and some pretty good cracks. Great scenery but won't go back till they resurface the road around Slumgullion pass.
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donvangilder
September 26, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I have absolutely no idea why this route is getting such low ratings. I took this route yesterday, and I have to say, this is now one of my favorite roads in Colorado. Scenery is epic, and hardly anyone on it, and unlike many scenic roads in CO, you can keep your speed up for the most part. A MUST SEE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE FALL COLORS!!!!
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DgoMountie
July 18, 2014
33 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
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