3 Day Colorado Trip
Brother-in-law rode his BMW 1200RT up from central Florida, he and his wife, (riding two up), my wife and I on our Vstroms did an all pavement, (The BMW was not about any non paved roads), 3 day trip.
Day 1, was leaving the house, down the Platte river to Deckers, on to Woodland Park and lunch in Cripple Creek. After lunch, it was up/over Hoosier pass to Dillion for the night, 190 miles.
Day 2, Dillon up and over Loveland Pass, down 70 to Empire, up and over Berthoud Pass, on to Grand Lake and Rocky Mtn Nat’l Park, Trail Ridge road had opened only last week. Trail Ridge started out good, but once we got above tree line, wind, rain, hail and snow came in, making riding a bit challenging, stayed in Estes Park. 150 miles
Day 3, leaving Estes, tried to get in some twisty’s, down St. Vains into Lyons, then up Lefthand canyon up to Ward and then on to the Peak to Peaks, down 119 to Clear Creek canyon up to Idaho Springs for lunch, where we parted ways with my brother/sister in law as they made out for CA on the BMW.
My wife and I went up/over Junipter?Squaw Pass back home. 137 miles.
Mountain Pass on this loop:
Trail Ridge Rd 12,185
Picture is on top of Loveland pass, Day 2, 6/6/17 @ 8:00 am, map is the route.
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