CO Mesa Delta Motorcycle Roads

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Million Dollar Loop
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
June 16, 2019 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This ride will take you through arguably the most beautiful sections of the Rocky Mountains as you follow a circular path through southwestern Colorado. You will pass through historic mining towns, national parks and forests and world-class ski resort areas. On this trip you will see the San Juan Mountains, home to many of Colorado's elite group of 14,000 foot mountain peeks. Along the way you will see red-rock canyons, lush river valleys, hot springs and majestic mountain peaks and an area known as the 'Switzerland of America.' Bottom line is GET READY TO BE TAKING A LOT OF PHOTOS ON THIS TRIP!!!.


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  • Jbaker58
  • Harley Davidson Sportstef
  • score: 152
UT46 / CO90 : La Sal - Naturita
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
March 11, 2017 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Some nice curves and an enjoyable road (more so on the Utah side)


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6303
Colorado Rockies : Mesa Tour (USA_TTC 4)
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
February 28, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Spectacular scenery and rock formations and wonderful deserted motorcycle roads. A 240 mile tour through some of the best roads in Colorado. Starting on State Route 141 heading north from Nucla, this amazing mountain road rivals any of the great roads in the US but is much less known and much less busy, indeed it is in fact, very remote. Spectacularly scenic beautiful Red Rock formations and little towns add to the charm of the road. Care should be taken when riding this road after heavy rain as it can become flooded. After reaching Grand Junction, take I70 for about 10 miles and exit onto Colorado State Highway 65. (the Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway) This great road between Mesa on the north and Cedaredge on the south side of the Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world. After that, from Orchard City follow the road east, then south via state highway 92 to Black Mesa. The southern part of this road another particular highlight. ( Image: Colorado State Highway 65 ; Credit : Wikipedia Jeffrey Beall )


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  • rabbit
  • VFR750FN 4XV DR800s 999s
  • score: 6303
Highway 92 Colorado (CO92) Sapinero - Crawford ( Black Mesa )
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 30, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Truly excellent road that has everything a road bike rider would want, great views, excellent surface, little traffic and sweet curves.


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Gunnison Park Black Canyon ( Montrose, CO )
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
January 27, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Steep, blind and dark in places thanks to the canyon, this spectacular road is not for the faint hearted. 20% descent in places with sheer walls and switchbacks, what a road!


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DeBeque Cutoff/ 45 1/2 Rd.
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
March 23, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Take I-70 exit 62 south. Accesses (see) Grand Mesa Byway Loop at Colorado State Highway 65 (southbound) or Plateau Creek Canyon ride back to I-70 exit 49 (northbound). A few very tight corners. CAUTION: NO GAS AVAILABLE IN THE TOWN OF MESA.


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  • jhcolo
  • 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650
  • score: 20
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway Loop
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
March 23, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This is a day-trip loop that can be ridden either direction east from Grand Junction via I-70 or south out of Grand Junction via US 50. The sweet part of the ride is Colorado State Highway 65 (the Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway) between Mesa on the north and Cedaredge on the south side of the Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world. If you and your bike are up to it, there are also a few dual sport and off-road side and alternate routes along the Byway. The ride peaks at about 10,600 ft elevation at the Mesa/Delta County line. A major side route is the Land's End Rd. Cutoff, a partially paved 14 mile access to the viewpoint overlooking the Grand Valley and Grand Junction. Adventurous riders can short-circuit the loop by accessing Hwy 50 from Land's End via a steep switchback gravel road running west off the edge of the Mesa (not recommended for big road bikes!). The main (paved) Byway route between Mesa and Cedaredge is approximately 65 miles long over the top of the Mesa and suitable for all bikes and moderately experienced riders. The ride approaching Mesa from I-70 exit 49 on Hwy 65 is in Plateau Creek Canyon - many tight/decreasing radius corners and extremely scenic - hard to keep your eyes on the road! CAUTIONS: Especially in Plateau Creek section - you wil be sharing the road with large oil/gas field service trucks, steep grades with switchbacks up onto and coming off of the Mesa, watch for occasional rocks and gravel on paved surfaces, wildlife including Moose and Elk on the road, large elevation changes, occasional summer thunderstorms with severe lightning and sleet and/or snow even in July - check the weather, conditions can vary markedly between the north and south sides of the Mesa, and THERE IS NO GAS AVAILABLE IN MESA (north side - there is gas in Cedaredge).


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  • jhcolo
  • 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650
  • score: 20
Harper's Corner Road : Dinosaur
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
December 3, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

A dead end route with spectacular views, seasonally closed. Great riding if you find yourself around these parts.


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CO 139 / Lost Highway / Douglas Pass : Rangely - Fruita
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
December 2, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Very little traffic, this lost highway has the wonderful Douglas pass in the middle of it containing nice sweepers and switchbacks.


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CO 133 : Hotchkiss - Carbondale
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
December 1, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Good selection of sweepers and a few tighter turns. Can be occasional rockfalls, otherwise really good.


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CO 90 : Montrose - Bedrock
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 30, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Great views, excellent corners. Nice ride.


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CO 145 / Lizard Head Pass : Cortez - Nucla
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 29, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Excellent road, great scenery, lovely curves = great fun.


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CO 10 : Mesa Verde National Park
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 29, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice riding, many corners and the amazing Cliff Palace to see.


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NM 511 / CO 172 : Blanco (NM) - Bayfield (CO)
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 3, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice mix of good scenery on the NM side then nice curves on the CO side.


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US 481 : Gallup (NM) - Dove Creek (CO)
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 3, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Through the indian reservation, with some turns and many places to gas it.


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US 160 : Tuba City (AZ) - Cortez (CO)
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
November 1, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Long straights, fast bends through the Indian Reservation and across into Colorado


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Cinammon Pass
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
August 4, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Spectacular gravel trail. Views to die for


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US 50 : Montrose - Salida
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
August 3, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Winding up to the monarch pass, this road can be busy but includes so great sweepers


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Monument Rd / Rim Rock Drive : Grand Junction - Fruita ( Colorado National Monument in Western Colorado )
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
September 21, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

The road through the Colorado National Monument is south and west of I-70, with entrances near Grand Junction and Fruita, and appears as a very faint curvy line at the left edge of the map image. This is twisty two-lane desert mountain road overlooking deep red rock canyons with extraordinary eroded landscapes of balancing rocks and hoodoos. Great campsite overlooking Grand Junction along the northwest section of the road.


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CO 141 : Grand Junction - Nucla
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
August 31, 2007 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5

Leave from Grand Junction on Highway 50 before turning right on Colorado Highway 141. This road will take you through the spectacular red rock scenery of the Unaweep Canyon. A truly memorable experience.


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  • Orson
  • Moto Guzzi Le Mans
  • score: 607
US 550 / Million Dollar Highway / Coal Bank Pass / Molas Pass / Red Mountain Pass : Durango - Ridgeway
CO - Mesa/Delta/Montrose/... > Colorado > United States > America
June 23, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.7

A route well worth taking. Especially between Silverton and Ouray; this section is exceptional in both road and scenery. spectacular.


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  • tvoyles
  • 2005 kawasaki concours
  • score: 5