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Old May 15th, 2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Colorado Back Country Discovery Route

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We set out to accomplish the CoBDR last fall with all the eagerness we possessed and so we did and our chosen steeds were up to the tasks!

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Departed Denver on day one at 6 am sharp, heading south on the tarmac with the intentions of making it to Dolores and finding a spot to camp for the night. I25 south to C-Springs up 24 to Woodland Park. On to 285 and south to 50, to Gunnison, Montrose Ouray to Durango where we had a late lunch in the mid afternoon. Then proceeded 160 to 124 to Dolores where we topped off the bikes and looked around the town for our exit.
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I really enjoyed the first segment of the route the terrain and forest reminded me a lot of New Mexico where I had lived for several years. It stands to reason given its close proximity to that state.





Twisty turny two track with all the gates made me wonder if the entire route was going to be like this.
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We cruised into the early evening hours on well maintained gravel roads until we got passed Groundhog Reservoir and started looking for a place to camp. I had ridden long enough for one day was hungry and my low beer light was on.





Day two we got a bit of a late start waking up at 8, we ate loaded and quickly got back on the trail as today was the day for Ophir! Had no problem following the GPS tracks and soon found ourselves climbing the pass after passing thru the town of Ophir.

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Canít beat the views in this part of the country!






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Continuing on down the back side we stopped and help some fellow adventurers load a KLR after it lost its rider to what we think might be a torn rotator or separated shoulder. We got to the bottom and stopped for some lunch.







I have not spent a lot of time eating dehydrated food and found these samples to be quite tasty!
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The short jaunt off 550 along Red Mountain creek RD 31 where all the mining activity is was worth the time!



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From there it was off up Corkscrew gulch trail! I really enjoyed that climb, was like a rollercoaster all twisty turny up and down, was great fun!





Hurricane Pass followed shortly with more great views!









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We hopped off the trail and ran into Lake City to fuel up, I was rather surprised about the area and community of Lake City! Not have been before will have to venture back and explore.
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