99 Colorado Passes

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by wadventure, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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  2. D-Mann

    D-Mann n00b

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    I've done all the paved passes over 10,000 ft in Colorado on my BMW 1100 LT and a few of the over 10,000 dirt passes on my XR-650. So far I have not had a problem with any of them. However some of them are so far out of the way that it can take two days of ridding to get there and back. I think Trail Ridge, Independence, Cameron and Red Mountain are the best for spactacular scenery. If you get a chance to do Bear tooth in Montana I highly recommend it. It is probably the most scenic of all the passes I've been on.
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  3. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    +1 on the Beartooth Highway. I think the pass is actually in Wyoming, but the top is right at the border. Great views. I did that route on my summer 06 ride to Banff, Canada.

    I just signed up for the PB50 and plan to include the photos I have of my first ever pass which was Engineer Pass on the F650GS before I knew anything about riding dirt. 12,800 feet. Just about killed me. Howzat for breaking in a n00b. Of course, I had to get over McClure before getting to Engineer but that was cake (except for the rocks which are always falling on the highway. :eek1 ). I was just working on my photos, here's a the shot at Engineer.
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