Coming to Colorado to ride? Some things to consider...

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by neduro, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Can't speak to ID and OR, but CO does not have reciprocity with any other states.
  2. GoatKiller

    GoatKiller Mister Sarcasm!

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    Weather is great this week western CO and Utah.
    A little windy the first few nights.

    Just camping in the desert and riding my face off each day.

    Dropped into Moab for the day today.

    Off to rabbit valley tmw.
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  3. GoatKiller

    GoatKiller Mister Sarcasm!

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    Hey, if anyone ends up riding the Enduro loop at White Wash Sand dunes, and manages to find an old iPhone 4,in a blue and white case, its mine.

    I just use it for gps, not a phone.
    It popped out of my cradle. Should have had a zip tie on it.

    I would be very thankful!
  4. thechief86

    thechief86 Been here awhile

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    Just to be sure I got it, are my buddies and I cool to ride? I bought 3 OHV stickers, for 3 bikes plated in TN, 2 KLR 650's and a DR350, to be mailed to me. Do we need anything else, and did I buy the right thing? It didn't look like there were separate stickers for Plated bikes vs. non-plated, and we need to be able to ride the bikes on the road as well, I guess, to explore both paved and unpaved areas.
    I called Parks and Wildlife, and they said it's fine, even though the DR wasn't originally road legal but has TN plates now...
    Also, do I need an OHV sticker for my truck (Toyota Tacoma) if I decide to explore some stuff in it, in the event of too much snow?
    I don't want to end up with the wrong stuff so far from home and such limited time to get it right, or end up having bikes/truck impounded or something because I bought the wrong sticker.

    Also, how's the snow pack and whatnot looking around Telluride/Ouray/Sliverton area for late June? I'm still halfway hoping to do some of the high altitude stuff while I'm out there,
    although I'm not going to hang myself if we end up only being able to ride lower stuff or going to MOAB. I imagine we'll have a great time whatever comes along....
  5. RushStop

    RushStop Adventurer

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    Hey guys was maybe going to head to colorado spring/ south west co this week just trying to figure out what roads are still closed or open? it looks like pikes peak still has snow. More or less trying to figure out if its bad time of year be out in the mountains. If so Im going East. Thank you for help!
  6. thechief86

    thechief86 Been here awhile

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    My buddy in CO Springs says all that stuff is fine now. He's planning to go south to the San Juans with me in a couple of weeks.

    Check out bushducks.com
    It has a great list of which trails are open or closed.
  7. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    Ophir is open as of this morning apparently....
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    reference this for all San Juan questions...hahahaha
  8. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    As of yesterday 6/24 posted by the silverton chamber of commerce
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  9. thechief86

    thechief86 Been here awhile

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    20170620_075827.jpg 20170619_154219.jpg I just left Colorado after a little more than a week of riding my KLR all over the state. There were a couple of trails closed, but there are so many great rides that I really didn't whine too much about missing out on Imogene and Black Bear.
    I really had a great time, and saw many beautiful views, all while spending time with my favorite friends and family members!
    Thank you, native Colorado off-road enthusiasts for making this all possibile!
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  10. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Engineer Pass from this year's visit to Colorado
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  11. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    group was a little bigger this year.

    Mostly because the guy on the right, @frijole , is in love with the place
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    Dress code sometimes seems extreme:
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  12. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    unfortunately, Black Bear Pass was open (or, was that fortunately?)

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    The only rain we had occurred at the steps, of course!
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    After surviving Black Bear
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    Ophir wasn't too bad, except uphill from this point:
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    the ride was dedicated to a friend - #billysride2017

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