Category Archives: Montrose County

Hill Climbing in the Montrose Flattop Free Riding Area – Wild Stuff!

I took this video yesterday while dirt riding in the free riding area north of Flattop, which is north of Montrose. Access to the Flattop free riding area is via 6530 Road.

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Power Line Roads Still Muddy

With temps well into the 60s, it was time to unlimber the Yamaha XT-250 and head for the hills! With a bit of aid from the Blazer’s battery, it started right up. I had to top off the tire pressure … Continue reading

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Fall Color along Last Dollar Road, Dave Wood Road, Rim Trail

Last Dollar Road has great fall color every year! I went through this delightful San Miguel County, Colorado, road on 30 Sept 2011, a few days before peak–good thing I did because the weather turned bad. The slideshow also includes … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Pass, Last Dollar, Uncompahgre Plateau Fall Color Update

Wednesday and Thursday of this week, I was up in the Ironton Park area, about 7 miles south of Ouray, where the color was at its peak and quite spectacular. Also, some great photos continuing south up to Red Mountain … Continue reading

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Uncompahgre Plateau July 4th Wildflowers

My wife and I made a July 4th pilgrimage to Uncompahgre Plateau to photograph wildflowers. Early July seems the best time to see the mules ears, which cover dozens of acres along Montrose County Road 90 just east of where … Continue reading

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Buck Trail Wildflowers

Yesterday, while riding with Gary (see here), the wildflowers were everywhere. I stopped along the Buck Trail to snap some pictures. The flower above appears to be from the ragwort

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Uncompahgre Plateau Rides: Aspen and Buck Trails

Gary Garren has a Honda 90. Yep, remember those? And he’s a pretty doggoned good rider, too! I thought my bike was small, but Gary sure has me beat! We had a great time today riding the Aspen and Buck … Continue reading

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The Honda 90 Lives! Gary Garren on Uncompahgre Plateau

That’s Gary Garren riding his Honda 90 on Buck Trail atop Uncompahgre Plateau near Montrose, Colorado. (Gary has a great sense of humor!)

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Ouray CR 4 Roughed Up By Recent Rainstorms

After dinner I hopped on the XT-250 and went up Ouray County Road 4. I went over it last week and found that the recent torrential downpours had wreaked havoc with the road. This evening I found that the county … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Canyon, Montrose, CO

On July 8th, Woody Woodrum and I met at a spot (see Point A on map) about 1/3 the way from Montrose up to the National Forest area of the Uncompahgre Plateau, which makes this BLM land. I had no … Continue reading

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