This is an amazingly beautiful route. The first 40 miles of road follows a beautiful narrow canyon which tops out and proceeds down a wide glacial valley with ranch land along the sides. There is gas at a spot entering Gateway, but the resort is pretty much closed unless you want to go to the museum. The next 50 miles to Naturita are, as others have described, colorful walls of many shades of red and tan, while the route follows a small river. Be sure to stop at the scenic sites mentioned in signposts along the way--from Sew-em-up Mesa to the overlook of the Hanging Flume. Expect to pass other bikers as it's easily the most colorful route in the state, surely that I've ever been on. I suppose that's why I ride it twenty times each summer!
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