Tour Four

Colorado High Mountain Tour
7 riding days and 8 nights lodging
1500 miles

This tour ventures into the western side of Colorado and explores the incredible Rocky Mountains with 10,000 foot passes being the normal. Three National Parks, two very famous and the other very remote, await you on this route.

Day one takes you over our Wasatch mountains, across the central plains, and into Moab, Utah for a lunch break in the most artistic town in the southern part of our state. You then follow a remote road that will take you through some beautiful vistas and into the classic mountain town of Telluride for the evening.

On day two, you will travel to the mountain town of Ouray. Although it is only about a 10 mile straight line to your destination, the Rocky Mountains are in the way so a southern loop is required. You will travel down a beautiful mountain road into the town of Durango for a midday break and if you start early, you will have time to visit Mesa Verde National Park to view the best examples of native american cliff dwellings in the United States.

The real treat will be the road from Durango to Ouray known as the “Million Dollar Highway” which was voted #4 in the list of the best motorcycle roads in the United States by the American Motorcycle Association.

Your third day will take you to Glenwood Springs only after seeing some incredible sights. In the morning, you will visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This remote park boasts one of the deepest and narrowest canyons in the country which is absolutely stunning and, if you choose, you have the opportunity to ride to the bottom on a 13% grade road. Further along, you will travel over Independence Pass, elevation 12,095 ft., the highest mountain pass in Colorado.

Day four ends in Estes Park, Colorado, the Gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Along this route you will take a detour to travel over Loveland Pass, elevation 11,990 ft., through some historic mining towns and over the beautiful Peak to Peak highway. This is a shorter day but there is plenty to see.

The next day, you will have time to ride and explore Rocky Mountain National Park. The Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuously paved road in the country and reaches elevations of over 12,000 ft. for an extended time. There are opportunities for short hikes if you have the lungs for it. You then descend into a valley that is the headwaters for the Colorado River and into the resort town of Steamboat Springs for the night.

Your last day takes you back to Salt Lake City by way of the open and remote county in western Colorado and eastern Utah.

You will now be able to say that you have traveled some of the highest and most scenic parts of Colorado. 1500 miles and riding memories to last forever.

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Mesa Verde Ruins

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  Mesa Verde Canyon
Colorado Rockies
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