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By MaxnMim (30 McR Points) on Jun 07, 2021

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wooly
640 McR Points
July 3, 2021
A nice alternative to running up the main drag…
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Valkryie
20 McR Points
July 11, 2021
Good road.
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A well maintained, paved mountain road. It can be accessed from Poudre Canyon out of LaPorte or Masonville out of Fort Collins. If you want you can jump in at the half way point at the top of Rist Canyon out of LaPorte. Any way you take it, it's a great ride.

Scenery

This route runs through the mountains along Rist Creek. On the way you will pass the historic Stove Prairie school. beautiful scenery but the school is the only stopping point between Poudre Canyon and Masonville. Watch for Deer in the spring and fall.

Drive Enjoyment

This is a well maintained, paved mountain road. Lots of curves and ups and downs. There is a small section with a switch back but most of it is sweeping curves. It flattens out on the south end as you come into Masonville. The north end comes in from Poudre Canyon. The Canyon has lots of National Forest picnic and camping sites through the canyon.

Tourism Opportunities

From Poudre Canyon to Masonville there is only one stopping point at the Stove Prairie School. This is still in operation so no stopping during school hours. On the Poudre Canyon (N end) there is alot of national forest campgrounds and Masonville (S end) there is the Masonville store. They have snacks and sodas and western wear.

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wooly
July 3, 2021
640 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
A nice alternative to running up the main drag further east. A narrow, twisty ride through some secluded country ending up at the great Poudre Canyon ride.
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Valkryie
July 11, 2021
20 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Good road.
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