Great Roads in Southern Colorado.
I was ready to start up the million dollar hwy. Hwy550 north of Durango. It starts off calm but turns into nice sweepers and great scenery.
Overlooking the town of Silverton:
Typical of the type of the
nice sweepers on this section:
Occassional road construction but always very short waits. Here I bunched up with some other riders. Cruisers and a Triumph Tiger. These folks all quickly faded in the FJR's rearview mirrors once we got going.
550 is a good riding road
as advertised ..but it is north of Silverton that riding really gets good
IMO as it narrows down and becomes much tighter. Ouray is a very
scenic town and the whole area is very picturesque.
In this pocket of the state, around every corner you see huge mountain ranges and you know that each little spur both paved and dirt must go to amazing places. I plan to learn more about this area and come back for some dirt and street riding. It is amazing country.
traded lots of stories and fun and he gave me a little known route from
just south of Cortez CO into SE Utah. Many hours later I would do
this route ..and indeed it was a real treat. A road that doesn't
show up on most maps, on the maps it does show up on it is shown as dirt
...but it has recently been paved. Thanks! ....and I'll be
in touch, I see some riding in our future!
Infinite fun roads and great
scenery in this lower section of Colorado. ...this particular shot
taken near Teluride.
The tiny cute town of Rico
I continued south down to Cortez and then took the tiny road that my friends above suggested. It brought me into SE Utah where I pointed north up to Blanding. At Blanding I had been in the saddle for about 14hours so I called it a day and spent the night there.