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4.6 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.6
6 Reviews

Poncha Springs Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2009

Rider Reviews

trlmix
9 McR Points
August 14, 2012
This is a great ride! There are tight turns, big…
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Guest
June 1, 2010
Ran the Loop with a bit of a twist - Colorado…
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Written Directions

Take Hwy 50 West from Poncha Springs to 114 west of Parlin. 114 to Saguache and 285. North on 285 back to Poncha Springs. Route goes through part of Gunnison National Forest. Some hills and twists. More for the leisurely ride than the aggressive type. October colors are great.

Scenery

October colors are great and the varies from hills and plains to rocky and steep mountainsides. You'll be riding through Rocky Mountain high country in south central Colorado and travel through portions of the Gunnison National Forest. The highlight of the ride is route 114 ... a true pleasure to ride and take in the scenery!

Drive Enjoyment

Paved roads all the way in good condition. Most turns are more sweepers than twisities. Watch for wildlife as there are Coyotes roaming parts of 114.

Tourism Opportunities

Not much beside fuel and food in the small towns. This is a ride you are taking for the scenery and some lonely mountain road riding.



Motorcycle Road Additional info

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trlmix
August 14, 2012
9 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is a great ride! There are tight turns, big sweepers, fast straights, and good elevation changes. My route took me from Colorado City on hwy 165, Hwy 96 Through Westcliff and then to Cotopaxi where it dumped me off on hwy 50W. Use caution on the hwy 114 portion of this loop as there were some turns with loose gravel due to recent construction work. This should be a non-issue in a few weeks. This is a must ride for anyone looking for a scenic day trip.
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Guest
June 1, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Ran the Loop with a bit of a twist - Colorado Springs to Canon City to Salida to Poncha Springs - The Loop - Poncha Springs to Buena Vista to HWY 285 to HWY 24 through Woodland Park back to Colorado Springs - 400 miles Great Trip
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pods
October 9, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I rode the northern section in 2017. Was an enjoyable day, particularly so after the 2 previous days in Rocky Mtn. NP then Mount Evans on a Saturday (avoid), plus the July monsoons on top of a mountain (hail). So yeah, I was ready for a day on this route from Denver to Montrose.. great ride. Monarch Pass was the best part, but very busy on a Sunday
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