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Great Motorcycle Roads – Dinosaur, Meeker, Craig

Dinosaur, Meeker, Craig

The northwest corner of Colorado is pretty wide open without much in the way of mountains. Dinosaur National Monument is worth a visit but access is limited if you’re on two wheels, unless you’re on a dirt bike. If you’re coming to Colorado from the west there’s a good chance you’re on US Highway 40, and will come by the town of Dinosaur. The country here is wide open and hilly, and by the time you ride on to Steamboat Springs you’ll be in serious mountains.

There are a couple good options here, however. Douglas Pass will take you from Rangely down to I-70 and it's a nice ride. Or, if you're into doing a little sometimes-rough gravel, Ripple Creek Pass is gorgeous. You'll note that it is highlighted in green, rather than the usual yellow, and that's an indication that it is not paved.

Click at the edges of the map to shift to the adjoining portions of the map.

Steamboat Springs area Glenwood Springs area Aspen area Dinosaur National Monument Douglas Pass Ripple Creek Pass

Here's what it looks like at the state line on CO 13 just south of Baggs, WY. The first shot is looking into Colorado and the second is looking toward Wyoming:

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Grid 1: Dinosaur Area Grid 2: Steamboat Springs Area Grid 3: Fort Collins Area Grid 4: Fort Morgan Area Grid 5: Grand Junction Area Grid 6: Aspen Area Grid 7: Denver Area Grid 8: Limon Area Grid 9: Montrose Area Grid 10: Gunnison Area Grid 11: Colorado Springs Area Grid 12: Lamar Area Grid 13: Durango Area Grid 14: Alamosa Area Grid 15: Walsenburg Area Grid 16: La Junta Area