Riding in Uncompahgre NF...in Colorado?
Posted August 16, 2002 - 11:46 AM
Posted August 16, 2002 - 12:14 PM
Try this http://www.coloradog...tion/index3.cfm
I have ridden a couple of times over by Lake City. It's mostly four-wheel drive roads and a lot of tourists with rented jeeps and white knuckles and soiled pants. There are a few short trails in the area if I remember right. A few of us were planning a trip around the same time and were thinking of either Uncompahgre or Arapaho National Forest near Granby.
Posted August 16, 2002 - 12:23 PM
In Ouray, you will be able to hit:
Black Bear Pass
In Crested Butte, we'll hit:
If we can remember the way, we can ride into Aspen for lunch and back.
And that does mean I have the green light to meet you in CB. Mike will be coming, possibly one more. Shelley and Reese will come only if Trish and Maddy come. Otherwise, just the guys.
I have the riding tape done from Rampart. Shoot me an email on getting it to you. Maybe meet halfway for a beer. I won't be riding for about a week, possibly until CB as I am finally cracking open the engine for a long overdue valve check.
Posted August 16, 2002 - 01:45 PM
When in Crested Butte check out the single track around cement creek, or the gunnision spur which starts by dinner station campground, or fossil ridge which starts at the gold creek campground. We also like the Pearl pass/Taylor pass/Italian creek loop, makes a nice 80 mile ride that goes over three high passes, all jeep roads though, with a small section of single track to connect from cement creek to brush creek.
Posted August 21, 2002 - 05:28 AM
Thanks for the info. Sounds pretty much like it was described to me...very "unused"! Heard the trails were tough to follow...and very overgrown. Perhaps I'll try to contact John Martin...and see what he has to say. It will be our buddy's first ride on his new WR...so perhaps not the best choice for his first rides...but who knows...
Gettin' psyched for this ride! Of all the stuff you listed, I've done just about all of it with the exception of making it to Marble (always unpassable snow on 7/4) and all the way over Gunsight (always snow). The trails around Cement Creek are awesome (Doubletop, etc.)...and would be a good choice...but I believe Jim and I would also like to try some new stuff (perhaps down by Taylor Rez?). Anyhoo, we'll figure it out...cant wait!
Posted August 21, 2002 - 06:23 AM
Merf came across some great maps of the area, best I have seen so far, they are the Latitude 40 maps the "Aspen, Crested Butte, Gunnison" map is one map that has the area covered pretty well. Merf and I were up there last year and he did a lot of stuff on his Garmin GPS and has routes for the area.
[ August 21, 2002, 09:26 AM: Message edited by: endurodog ]