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Old 06-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Cortez and Moab

My wife(Barbara) and I (David) trailered my KTM 950 out to Cortez, Co. and Moab, Ut for two weeks of riding street and dirt.We stayed at the KOA in Cortez for 4 nights beginning May 14th. The first ride was to Four Corners. It's the first time we've been there when it wasn't burning hot!.

Loaded up and heading out.

Our home for the week. A nice, quiet, beautiful setting.

Barbara covering 4 states.
From Four Corners we headed down 160 and 191 to Canyon DeChelly. ( pronounced Deshay)




Canyon DeChelly has been a Navajo stronghold for centuries.
We then went over the Chuska mountains to Shiprock. A beautiful, curvy ride.




Now it's back to the cabin for margaritas and a good nights rest after a full day.

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Beautiful scenery/pics. I hope to make it out to MOAB area some day.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Pics sure do look a lot better without that old green motorcyle in them
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Pics sure do look a lot better without that old green motorcyle in them
That green bike will kick your Honda ass anytime.


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Old 06-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Second day out

We headed up to Hovenweep Nat'l Mon the second day. We've done Mesa Verde several times and decided to skip it.




Hovenweep was built about 800 years by ancestors of the Navajos.

A collared lizard. He doesn't like being eyeballed.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #7
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we stay @ the koa in cortez when we go to that area, it is in a good central place,alot of fun....thanks
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We got through early and headed up above Delores on 526 to Groundhog Reservoir. Then on FR533 to FR611and back down 145 to home.

This is looking toward the Lizard Head Wilderness.


We hit a little snow. It got pretty cool up there in our mesh jackets.
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We almost ran over this porcupine. It was on the road, not up in this tree.

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Nicew ride, beautiful country. I may do that trailer thing next time.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #11
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Yes, when we came across from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa and the temp dropped to 39 with heavy rain and hail , I was glad to be in the van.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #12
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Hey Bo, was that you painting those ruins?
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Day 3

Our last day in Cortez we did a loop up through Durango, Ouray, and Telluride .

This is on 550 heading to Silverton.



Molas Pass
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Out of Silverton we headed up toward Gladstone hoping to make it to above Corkscrew Gulch.



The road to Gladstone was good and well graded. We stopped to ask the guy grading the road if we could make it to Corkscrew Gulch. He said he had opened it a few days before, so off we went. The dirt was too loose to make it all the way two-up on a loaded bike, so we had to turn around.But the view was great.
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