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post #1 of 6 Old 09-09-2009, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Colorado Roads & Motels

Somewhere near the 3rd week of Sept., I'll be touring thru Colorado for several days. Can I expect to find motels on two lane roads in small towns in areas far from the freeway or not? On my map of Colorado, many interesting roads are designated as unpaved. Can I count on them being maintained and sorta firm dirt roads or judge each individually? Also, if any of you folks have a "must ride" route, I'd like to hear that too. I'll be solo on my 07 Wee.Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-09-2009, 11:40 PM
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I'm not sure what area you will be in but this site has some good info. The Buena Vista/fourmile and Taylor Resevoir trails are great. You're going to have a blast pretty much any way you go .
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Check out this link from another forum, lots of road ideas with pics

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-10-2009, 11:19 AM
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Ask this in the Co section of regional forums.
Colorado is a tourist trap state, so you will find all kinds of accomodations. This is the off season, so some may be closed so the help can get a break form the flood of tourist. But many will be open. You can expect cool to cold weather. Hot in the valleys, and cold on the passes, maybe even snow. So be prepared for all kinds of weather. Drink plenty of water, then drink some more........water. Hunting seasons are in the fall, so a flood of hunters is a possibility as well. If you post in the Colorado regional section, you might get some offers to sho you around some.
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-10-2009, 05:52 PM
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It seems like the options in Colorado are almost limitless. I've only been through the state one time, but can vouch for Hwy 50 from Clifton to Durango. It's a beautiful ride and if I remember correctly there were a few off road trails that I couldn't check out with my GS500 that the Wee could've tackled just fine.

If you do go that way you might as well head over to Mesa Verde National Park. It's not far from Durango and I found it very interesting.

Beyond that I'd just point the bike toward the nearest mountain and twist your wrist!

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-11-2009, 01:39 AM
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what. this is colorado.
we don't have motels only yurts to bed down in after your long day in the yak saddle.

this is the map you need.

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