CO 318 NW Colorado

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Info
Route Added By : sbennett53
Date : November 29, 2014
Length : 134 kms / 83.3 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
November 29, 2014 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This route needs a little explanation. First, I wish there was some rating between "pleasant" and spectacular because this route is much, much more than "pleasant." There´s another caveat; at the CO/UT border 318 enters Utah and turns into a hard packed gravel/dirt road until it Ts into Hwy 191. Not to worry though; we were two up on a Gold Wing and two solo Harley Softails and we made it without incidence.

CO318 is one of the "Lost Highways" found on Butler Maps and indeed it is all that. While not spectacular in the Colorado River Way or Escalante Staircase sense, it is spectacular in it´s desolation and remoteness. The vistas and sense of being in the proverbial "middle of nowhere" are awe inspiring and the road is a lot of fun to ride. Yes, it´s slow going over the last section but it´s worth every mile especially it when you find yourself on the Green River and Hwy 191.


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