Lots of reading and researching, including here on ADV, in State of Colorado catalogs, on-line, even Hiking forums, etc. has all lead me to believe that September is the best time to ride in Colorado --- miss the snow-pack in the upper Passes in June, the monsoons in July and August, crowds throughout the Summer, and much colder temps and possible snow in October... I guess it's important to note that I am looking to fly out and ship my Husky TE610 and then ride solo throughout CO and down into southern UT, for 4 weeks, focussing on trails and Passes, and camping 90% of the nights. And yet, it seems that all/most of the CO Rallies are in the "hot", "crowded", "monsoon season" of July??? July 18-20: Western Colorado Dirt Bike Ride July 25-27: How the West was Won July 27-30: Pre (RMAR) Rondy July 31-Aug 3: RMAR and the Colorado Classic 1000 on June 21-22 Did I miss something? Should I be more open to July, or August? I still am leaning towards September but would appreciate a little input from you local Inmates. Thanks!