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post #1 of 19 Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Telluride CO And Surrounding Areas?

Anyone here located in or anywhere near the subject area? We're working on plans to head that way in June; any good road or site-seeing suggestions?

Thanks a lot

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PM'd you. wanted to make sure you're talking about colorado.

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PM'd you. wanted to make sure you're talking about colorado.
Yes, Colorado, and thanks for the tips.
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Yes, Colorado, and thanks for the tips.
Any time........ I'm sure in due time more people will chime in, I'll forward a google map of the rides my wife and I did if interested. If you plan some minor offroading, get an ATV booklet, has all roads clerly marked and rated.

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Riding over Lizard Head pass to Ridgeway in a thunderstorm I've seen the gullys muddy up and the highway become an obstacle course of mud and boulders.
On a clear day it's really wunnerful. Colorado is Muy Bitchin for riding.
I know Teluride has a guitar Finger Picking Championship but not sure of the dates.
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Anyone here located in or anywhere near the subject area? We're working on plans to head that way in June; any good road or site-seeing suggestions?

Thanks a lot
I'm in the area. Are you going to be on your bike?

Keep me posted on your dates and maybe we can meet up. I'll give you must see/must do checklist for the area.

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Wife and I rode our Wee's last mid-May through the whole area. Took a couple of days of side-routes. Stayed in Pagosa Springs. Freakin' awesome, but froze butts off at the tops of the passes. June is a MUCH btter timeframe. We both swore we'd be doing it all again, but in reverse so the views all look different. :mrgreen: I'll check back here as it gets closer. Might be able to work it out.

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San Juan Scenic Highway is worth a look. Look up the Silver Pick Lodge near the base of Purgatory.

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What kind of riding are you looking for? For Pavement, the San Juan Skyway is hard to beat. Try to do it on a weekday, as there is a lot of traffic on weekends and too many who don't know how to drive mountains - traffic takes the fun out of the ride. Wolf Creek, South Fork, Creede, Lake City is a good ride. There are some great dirt passes as well if you get tired of the asphalt. If you are into artifacts, Canyon of the Ancients is good as well as Mesa Verde. Depending on the direction you are coming from, Muley point in SE Utah is an awesome view of the San Juan goosenecks and Monument Valley.

Northwest through Naturita to Gateway is a nice rice as well - and a cool auto museum in Gateway for us Motornutts

Give a heads up when you will be in the area and if I can get out, maybe we can meet up and ride a little.

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Om Nom - We are heading that way in June as well, leaving from the Carolinas for what I hope to be a multi week trip. PM me and let's check our dates.
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