Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in North America. It doesn’t matter what time of year you choose to visit, you will find spectacular scenic motorcycle rides.
Here are some riding tips regarding Scenic Colorado Motorcycle Rides.
San Juan Mountain Skyway
This 233 mile loop can be found amongst most top 10 United States scenic motorcycle ride lists. You will travel 11,000 feet above sea level where the Rocky Mountain views are unsurpassed. You may want to set aside a day for this trip as it takes about six hours. Plus you are going to want to stop and take lots of pictures. You will pass through historic mining towns and see some of the highest mountain peaks in the US.
Mount Evans Scenic and Historic Bypass
Beginning in Idaho Springs, Colorado, you travel south on highway 103 to the entrance of Mount Evans Road. The 56 mile round trip ride takes you higher than the clouds to 14,130 feet above sea level. Some of the sights you may find are pine tree groves, valleys, rocky peaks, mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
Ride carefully as some of the switchbacks don’t have guardrails. You may want to consider making this trip in the spring or summer as portions are closed in the winter months.
Santa Fe Trail
Just north of the New Mexico border lies the city of Trinidad, Colorado, once a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. In Trinidad can begin your 184 mile (one way) motorcycle ride along the historic trail ending in the city of Lamar. This is a relatively easy ride that takes you through the historic site of Bent’s Old Fort, a reconstructed trading post from the 1830’s.
Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway
This canyon ride offers World War II history as well as being the site of prehistoric fossil findings. You’ll journey 133 miles one way, from Whitewater to Placerville, through a flat-top canyon that has been created by the rivers slowly washing away the sandstone. Midway through your ride you will pass through Uravan, a once uranium rich area from where the country’s first atomic bombs were mined.
These are some of the many scenic rides available to motorcyclists visiting or living in Colorado. Feel free to contact us for more riding tips and information on year round motorcycle events in Colorado, and don’t forget the Colorado Motorcycle Expo scheduled for January 28-29, 2017.