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Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2008

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RedWing04
38 McR Points
May 28, 2018
Construction and repair of this road was…
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Tenspeed59
2 McR Points
January 19, 2015
I worked on rebuilding a 9.5 mile long stretch of…
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Written Directions

From the town of Jefferson, CO, just head south on Route 77 all the way past Tarryall Reservoir and continue down Route 77 till you run into US Hwy 24 and the town of Lake George, CO.

Scenery

The scenery is wonderful. All kinds of wildlife were roaming the day we rode. This is particular stretch of Colorado mountain road covers some flat terrain but has multiple rock formations along the way. One looked like a small version of Devil's Tower. Also along the way you'll pass by and want to check out the Tarryall Reservoir.

Drive Enjoyment

The first 1/2 of the road is new pavement. The other part is paved also but older and has lots of potholes.

Tourism Opportunities

There isn't much along this road. No gas stations, or Food Marts. There is a Lake with restrooms about 1/2 way. Services can be found in Lake George, CO at the end of the run.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Here is a link to a slideshow of my entire trip. I put 1,200 miles over the 4th of july weekend across the CO western slope of south central mountains. Bagged a bunch of scenic roads. Might add a few roads and reviews soon. Check out this Online Photo Album - View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
Highway 77 to Colorado's Mini Devil's Tower
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RedWing04
May 28, 2018
38 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Construction and repair of this road was completed in 2016 and the road is now smooth with no potholes. The road is, however, only a narrow two lane road with little to no shoulders. Only a few pullouts, mainly in the Tarryall reservoir area. There is quite a bit of Aspen color in the fall. It is a fun and scenic route. If you are in the area it is worth the trip.
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Tenspeed59
January 19, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I worked on rebuilding a 9.5 mile long stretch of this paved road last summer and into the fall of 2013. It is a great road as it was from Jefferson CO. heading South East towards Lake George CO. for the first 10 or 15 miles or so until you arrive at the very scenic Tarryall Reservoir lake.....it has several pull off areas on this route but not much in the way of bike friendly shoulders.........there are also several trailhead parking lots to park in while taking in a walk or hike on this route......the area that we completely tore down to bedrock and started all over starts at the concrete dam of Tarryall Reservoir and continues South and East for another 9.5 miles and includes turnouts and parking lots also the same as the first portion of this road..........the scenery anywhere along this road is fantastic and there is even a couple of ghost towns to stop and explore along with a pioneer cemetery to visit and view along the first portion of the road before you reach the lake......after going south and east on the new portion of the road that I helped to construct the old eroded road turned into somewhat rough pavement and riddled with a few potholes but the State of CO. was putting out a job bid to complete this last section of 7 miles of road down to the small mountain town of Tarryall, CO.......heading south out of Tarryall, CO. on CR77 heading to Lake George, CO. the road is smooth and in good shape there.....some twisties but very sporty handling type of a road all in all......take a camera and enjoy the ride.....get off the bike and enjoy a picnic and a nice hike along the creeks that flow through this valley......North and South of the town of Tarryall are several private and free campground areas also....and several off road bike and jeep trails abound in the Southern portion of this beautiful ride....lots of fishing opportunities in this region also......ENJOY!!!
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Guest
November 6, 2008
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I rode this road this past weekend. The potholes are mostly gone. They seem to have covered the roads with gravel where the potholes used to be.
It was safe enough, even for big cruisers, but speeds had to be kept low.
The scenary was worth it to me, but it's not a ride most would enjoy.
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