Thread: Westfest 2013
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #67
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Dual Sport and Big Bike Stuff..........

Here is some ideas of the rides and scenery for the dual-sport and big bike/street crowd.

Big Bike/Street....

Hwy 24 from Buena Vista into Aspen. This is a scenic route that is paved the whole way and goes over the highest paved pass in North America, Independence Pass. After lunch ride up to the Ashcroft Ghost town.


Easy Ride up Hwy 24 along the Arkansas River. Amazing views around Leadville and the opportunity to explore one of the first Gold Rush Towns.

Poncha Springs...

South of Buena Vista Poncha Springs has riding in every direction including Monarch Pass and Old Monarch Pass, a big bike friendly route with great views .

St Elmo Ghost Town...

Just outside of Buena Vista this is an easy ride full of history.


Otto Mears Toll Road into Bonanza.

This historic road has many old mines and is full of history.

Cottonwood Pass....
Paved on the east side from Buena Vista and then easy gravel on the back side, this scenic pass is the gateway to Taylor Park. There are all kinds of riding opportunities from Single Track, Daul-Sport and Big Bike Gravel riding.

Weston Pass....
North of Buena Vista on Hwy 24 Weston Pass offers a great dual sport route with hwy, gravel and 4x4 roads that can be linked into a nice loop ride, finishing with the narrow gauge railroad tunnels.

Sounds like fun
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