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    Dixie, the land of cotton
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    Need advice on dual sport trails in Colorado for a August trip.

    Me and two buddies are hauling our 1200gs' and a Suzuki 650 Adventure to Colorado the first of August. We were out there around 5 years ago and did some dual sport riding and had a blast. This time we are equipped with knobby tires which should make it a little easier.

    We want to maximize our time since it is a 24 hour non stop drive from the beautiful flat lands around Memphis.

    I would appreciate any trail maps and/or suggested routes that you can provide. We are pretty experienced dirt riders but considering we will be riding big and heavy bikes we probably don't want to do any extreme trails. The last time we were out there I tore the bash plate off my bike and smashed one of my exhaust headers almost flat, but we had fun and it was worth it

    We are leaving Memphis on July 31st and plan on driving straight through.

    Thanks for you help.

    Randy

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    A very good book with great rides in Colorado
    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide...torcycle+rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by HexST View Post
    A very good book with great rides in Colorado
    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide...torcycle+rides
    It's a great book and we used it extensively for a 3 week tour of Colorado last year. And the author, Steve Farson, is an MOA member!
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    What about the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route... the map is only like !5 bucks, i think... and the GPS tracks are free....

    http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/COBDR

    Heading there in September
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    Thanks Dan, I have Steve's book

    Great book and we are using it to help plan.

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    The Butler Map for Colorado is also very useful.
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    A friend of mine last year used Steve's book and and wrote to him before his ride. Steve met him and went along on some of the rides.
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    Dixie, the land of cotton
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    Dadayama, thanks for the suggestion

    I looked at the Back Country Discovery Route web site and I think that will form the backbone of the riding for our trip. Good looking route that hits most of the areas we were planning to ride.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressoforyou View Post
    I looked at the Back Country Discovery Route web site and I think that will form the backbone of the riding for our trip. Good looking route that hits most of the areas we were planning to ride.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Cool... if you do, report back and let us know. I am planning on riding it this September.
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    Looking forward to your trip report with pictures.

    Many consider Colorado to be one of the premier motorcycling states as it offers roads for all interests and abilities.

    Steve's book is great! I've ridden on may of the roads he describes and he is SPOT ON! Highly recommend it.
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    This is a jeep site, but it works damn well for 2 wheels. their ratings are pretty accurate as to level of difficulty, based on my experiences on some of the listed trails.
    http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php
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