First of all, hats off to you for being in the middle of riding paradise! Since I was 15, I've been riding in the high Rockies every chance I could get, which has never been enough! This trip is a bit different, as I will have a passenger aboard my F800GS equipped with new TKC's. My girl has never seen the Rockies before, and I'm looking forward to showing her all it has to offer, and seeing it all a new through her beautiful eyes. But I'm a bit nervous about her safety, as I've never ridden 2 up on rough terrain before, and with a 30" inseam, I could see getting into a precarious position with the added weight (no honey, you're not fat). Also not sure how she'll react to the altitude, especially if I make her get off and walk up the mountain in her boots! We're staying in Almont 2 nights, and the plan is to go thru Taylor to Tincup, Cumberland Pass, Pitkin, Alpine Tunnel, but not sure about Hancock Pass over to St Elmo, or Tincup pass for that matter. As I remember, parts of these weren't a cake walk even riding my 250 solo. I do see a route from Pitkin back to Almont via Ohio > 771 to Gold Creek > 478 West to 743 > 743 West to Almont. Looks like 478 follows a nice ridge. Anyone familiar with this route? Any others in this area to recommend? Next we're headed to Lake City via Blue Mesa Dam > 867 South. This is a great, easy route by the way. From Lake City, I'm planning to head up Cinnamon Pass until she starts screaming. Hoping to at least get to American Basin. If we dont get over the pass, will likely go around and do the same for Engineer pass. May also head East from Lake City and check out SlumGulion and Spring Creek Pass. Any suggestions on other fairly easy routes up high near Lake City? Thanks guys, You Rock!