Index to Roads by County and by Date of Ride

For an overview map click here. And, my humble apologies: this page hasn’t been updated in a bit (today is June 29, 2011), so it only shows older posts. I plan to completely reorganize it so that it’s truly organized by road rather than by ride date.
For 2012, 2013 riding season, see this page.

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Road Ride Date County Link
Ouray County
Ouray County Road 8 (Owl Creek Pass Road) Includes GPS Track 14 Apr 2010 + 19 June 2010 Ouray Here, see also here for additional track, plus see here for sign and description
Gravel Pit Road off Ouray County Road 10 Includes GPS Track 15 Apr 10 Ouray Here
Ouray County Road 7 (video) 8 May 10 Ouray Here
Ouray County Road 24 (Pleasant Valley) (video) 15 May 10 Ouray Here
Ouray County Road 9 Includes GPS Track 16 May 10 + 15 Oct 10 Ouray Here for GPS, here for fall color
Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 (with video) 16 May 10 Ouray Here. To find these roads, plus see pics of wildflowers, see here.
Side road from Ouray County Road 4 Includes GPS Track 21 May 10 Ouray Here
Red Mountain Pass (street bike ride) Includes map extract 22 May 10 Ouray, San Juan Here
Blue Lakes Trailhead (Ouray County Road 7) Includes GPS Track 28 May 10 Ouray Here
Engineer Pass Includes GPS Track 11 Jun 10 Ouray Here
Yankee Boy Basin/Camp Bird Road Includes GPS Track 23 Jun 10 Ouray Here
Corkscrew Gulch Includes GPS Track 25 Jun 10 Ouray Here
Red Mountain Mining District: Ouray County Road 31 (see also Yankee Girl post here) Includes GPS Track 24 Jul 10 Ouray Here
Ouray County Roads 2 and 4, Billy Creek State Wildlife Area, with side road exploration Includes GPS Track 7 Jul 2010, 13 Aug 2010, and 31 Aug 2010 Ouray Here and more complete here
Imogene Pass from Ouray to Telluride Includes GPS Track. (See Tomboy Ghost Town here) 20 Aug 2010 Ouray and San Miguel Here
Montrose County
How to get to Dave Wood Road from Montrose, CO Includes GPS Track 12 Mar 2011 Montrose Here
Montrose Adobes (Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area) 9 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Single Tracks in Montrose Adobes Includes GPS Track 9 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Montrose Adobes (many single track trails) (video) 9 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Montrose Adobes’ New Parking Area 13 Apr 11 Montrose Here
Kinikin Road Includes GPS Track 9 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Peach Valley and Chukar Road Includes GPS Track 10 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Peach Valley Single Tracks and Peach Valley, Chukar Roads, Trailheads Includes GPS Track 10 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Peach Valley—Duncan and Bobcat Trailheads 16 Apr 10 Montrose Here
Peach Valley—Eagle Road 14 May 11 Montrose Here
The Slanty Bridge Trail Fiasco (Montrose Adobes) Includes GPS Track 27 Apr 10 Montrose Here, also video
Buckhorn Road to Buckhorn Lakes Includes GPS Track 21 May 10 Montrose Here
Colorado Hwy 92, Montrose to Crawford (street bike ride) Includes GPS Track 29 May 10 Montrose, Gunnison Here
Sims Mesa, Wildcat Canyon, and Government Springs Road Includes GPS Track 31 May 10 Montrose Here
Powerline roads near Buckhorn Road, including “Glenn’s Road” Includes GPS Track all the way to the locked gates 13 Apr 11 Montrose Here
Powerline road near Buckhorn Road Includes GPS Track 17 Jun 10 Montrose Here
Powerline trails near Buckhorn Road Includes GPS Track 17 Jun 10 Montrose Here
Sanborn Park Side Road Explorations Includes GPS Track 2 Jul 10 Montrose Here
Sanborn Park ZK Spring Trail Includes GPS Track 2 Jul 10 Montrose Here
Buckhorn Road all the way to the lakes, plus a side road to the base of the cliffs Includes GPS Track 26 Jul 10 Montrose, Ouray Here
Uncompahgre Plateau Single Tracks (Aspen, Buck, portions of Powerline) Includes GPS Track and video 5 Jul 2010 Montrose Here
Side roads off the lower powerline road accessible from Buckhorn Road (near Colona)Includes GPS Track 10 Aug 2010 Montrose Here
More northerly side roads off the lower powerline road, accessible from Kinikin Road Includes GPS Track 11 Aug 2010 Montrose Here
Uncompahgre Plateau Trails: Spring Creek, Dented Door, Forest Fence, Rim Road Trail, and Spring Creek Canyon Rim Road Includes GPS Track 14 Aug 2010 Montrose Here
San Juan County
Minnie Gulch near Silverton Includes GPS Track 11 Jun 10 San Juan Here
Animas Forks Ghost Town north of Silverton (on road between Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass) Includes GPS Track 11 Jun 10 San Juan Here
Kendall Mountain Road out of Silverton Includes GPS Track 25 Jun 10 San Juan Here
San Juan County Road 14 Includes GPS Track 25 Jul 10 San Juan Here
San Juan County Road 9 (Picayne Gulch and Placer Gulch) near Animas Forks Includes GPS Track 30 Jul 10 San Juan Here
California and Hurricane Passes, Lake Como, between Animas Forks and Corkscrew Pass Includes GPS Track 30 July 10 San Juan, Ouray Here
Ophir Pass Includes GPS Track 24 July 10 San Juan, San Miguel Here
San Juan County Roads 51, 52, 53, and Gladstone Includes GPS Track 6 Aug 2010 San Juan Here
San Juan County Roads 3 and 3A, Stony Pass and Kite Lake, also shows takeoff point for Pole Creek single track Includes GPS Track 6 Aug 2010 San Juan, Hinsdale Here
San Miguel County
Last Dollar Road Includes GPS Track 18 Jun 10 San Miguel Here
The Dunton Loop, includes Colorado Hwy 145 (paved), Dunton Road, Forest Roads 305, 534, and 615 (and probably more), San Miguel County 46M Road and M44 Road (some roads have multiple designations from both county and Forest Service) Includes GPS Track 18 Jun 10 San Miguel and Delores Here
Ophir Pass (see San Juan County above)
Imogene Pass (see Ouray County above)
Gunnison County
Silverjack Reservoir Area—Cimarron River West, Middle, and East Forks (nearly all of the area described is in Gunnison County, not Montrose County) Includes GPS Track 19 Jun 2010 Gunnison GPS track of area;
West Fork;
Middle Fork;
East Fork

4 Responses to Index to Roads by County and by Date of Ride

  1. ron says:

    Scott,
    Unless your real light person a 250 (4 stroke) is starting out without a lot of extra horsepower overhead.
    This makes your 250s power seem sub standard as you may not have enough extra power headroom even with high altitude jetting. That’s because its not just the wrong gas/air ratio, its less air giving you the wrong ratio. But more important less air is less air, tweaking the jetting wont get that lost HP back just some %.
    Even an xr350 is enough to make a huf difference with % HP overhead needed.

    If you are going to stick with the 250 get it jetted to run good at high rpm mid to full throttle, and can have it jetted more toward a compromise elevation 2500-3500 for the low rpm.

    When in high elevation and need more power take the rpm up a notch as a 250 needs to be worked more and the jetting will be right for high elevations, granite steps…

  2. Mark Edwards says:

    Generally you can go down 1 or 2 sizes on the main jet and leave the pilot circuit alone. If you have an easy way to pull the lid off of your air box above 8-10,000 ft that helps significantly too. Be sure any air still has to pass through the foam filter though. Even a short time riding with air going around the filter (or through a dry filter) will wear your engine significantly. The problem is the range of elevations in the area. Especially if you can’t open the intake, you’ll be making a compromise so aim for the elevation you’ll spend the most time at or have the most trouble with the lack of power.

  3. dave says:

    Scott, you probably need to rejet the carb. The bike will run very rich at this altitude. I had mine rejetted after I purchased it. I’m not sure which size they used as the dealer did it shortly after I got it. They may have a suggestion for you: Davis Service Center, 970-249-8161

  4. SCOTT says:

    I HAVE A 2008 XT250 THAT RUNS GREAT IN OKLAHOMA ABOUT 1000′ BUT I RIDE EVERY SUMMER IN COLORADO MANY OF THE TRAILS YOU TALK ABOUT. MY BIKE RUNS TERRIBLE AT THESE ALTITUDES. WHAT MODIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO MAKE TO CORRECT THIS. I APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.

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