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By COHDrider (2 McR Points) on Feb 23, 2012

Creator : COHDrider
Motorcycle Type : Touring

This route is BEAUTIFUL and well worth any detour from your plan to take it in. From Whitewater to Gateway the scenery/rock formations are beautiful and guite different from the formations between Gateway and Naturita(my favorite stretch). It was a remarkable ride on my first visit, enough to repeat the ride a year later and stay at the resort in Gateway. Gas is available in Gateway and Naturita. The resort and auto museum in Gateway are well worth the stop. The museum offers discount admission to military(ret. & active). There are also a couple motorcycles in the museum. This and the Rio Grande headwaters(Rt 149 west of Gunnison to South Fork) ride are my favorite in the state. Another favorite is Durango-Silverton-Ouray-Ridgway-Telluride-Cortez-Durango loop. Another is Rt 92 over the dam(Curecanti National Rec area) at off Rt 50 North to Rt 133 to Carbondale, the part to Crawford reminds me of Alpine medows in Switzerland

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