2014 Moto Trip

DAY 1 – Dinosaur National Park

Today I leave on a loop trip through Utah (Bryce, Grand Staircase, Bridges) and Colorado (Durango, Black Canyon, Crested Butte, Salida and Rocky Mountain National Parks).

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Is all this gear going to fit?

A beautiful Colorado morning for a ride. Up the Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass, over Rabbit Ears Pass, through Steamboat Springs with temps in the 60’s and 70’s.

Past my favorite ranch gate near Dinosaur National Park, and temps soared to the high 80’s. Great to find my campsite on the Green River, strip off my riding gear and enjoy the cool night air.

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The Poudre River is running high
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Love this ranch gate, near Blue Mountain, CO
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Lots of Sinclair gas stations in this area. Quite appropriate, don’t you think?
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My campsite on the Green River

Riding Back Home from Steamboat

A stunning Colorado day! Cloudless blue sky, early morning temps in the 60’s and a light breeze, so I know the 3 1/2 hour ride home will be great fun. At Muddy Pass there is a roundup underway…

Up over Rabbit Ears Pass, east of Steamboat, crossing the high rolling plains to Walden, CO, then up over Cameron Pass, and we are now in the Poudre River Canyon.

The water is running quite high and the rafting companies look like they doing a nice business today.Through the tunnel in the rock……

And home