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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  13. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    Went to Colorado to ride last summer.
    Every aspect of it was terrific–the riding, the scenery, the people, the weather, the bear, the little specialty shops..
    And I got this really cool sticker for my bike:
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    Looks pretty good, eh? Everybody should get one.

    So, thank you, Colorado. Thank you, Ned. And thank you to everyone who's contributed to this thread.
  14. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    "The Bear"? Yogi or Boo Boo? Colorado bears like beer.
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    Stephen Long timer

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    Boo Boo, for sure. Just a little cinnamon bear ambling up the road onto Grand Mesa, which truly is grand. Oh, the beer was terrific, too.

    Thank you, Colorado, for being so not Texas, especially in July.
  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Have your daughter move to Colorado for a year and work. She will probably have a better understanding of what she wants to study and will gain in state status after a year.
  17. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    Hey new guy here kinda, I live in FL right now but next June our whole family is making a big move up. Been wanting to get out of FL for a long time and have some good friends who happen to live in pueblo west, planning to live with them until we figure out everything.

    Either way with that i have a few friends who go up to CO from FL ever year to ride in July i think. Was wondering what i could get into for riding after i the permits and such for June/July time of year. Planning to do some riding when we first get up i know i wont have time after we settle down.
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  18. cidi

    cidi cidi

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    Best to give us a little more info... skills, what kind of bike, day trips or weekend trips? Technical singletrack or forest roads? In June and July almost everything except for the high est 4x4 passes should be rideable. It is more of a matter of what you are into.
  19. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    Ah yeah sorry about that, I race in the local FTR which is a FL hare scramble style of racing. A lot of single track and fire roads is what we have for riding here. Only have my 07 ktm 450 plated plan to get a road bike more so when i move up at some point. I do alot of day trips right now, weekend trips are kinda out of the question with how hot it get in FL. Plan to do some overnight trips once i get back up north as i did when i was a kid.

    Sounds good just looking into riding when i get up there been wanting too since we went up to look around the area last year to visit.
  20. motocopter

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    I've bought those CO OHV stickers serval times to include last year. They are more than paying a fee to a government agency, or avoiding a citation from a ranger if caught without one. There is also a rescue component to them, as explained at the time of purchase. Rescue in that the rescue-E won't be billed for the service. Besides, it's cheap.