Category Archives: San Miguel County

Last Dollar Road GPS Map and Directions

Last Dollar Road was on my agenda last Friday and it didn’t disappoint. It’s open, dry, and easily traversable, though there are a few ruts and some tiny stream crossings. I’d hesitate to recommend this road for a 2WD passenger … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along Last Dollar Road

I was 9-1/2 hours in the saddle yesterday and covered many passes. And…took lots of wildflower pictures. This post shows wildflowers along Last Dollar Road taken in two places: near Last Dollar Ranch and much further up at a spot … Continue reading

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More passes open, but watch for mud

I completed a gigantic loop yesterday. I’ve many maps and pictures (including many wildflowers) to post. Here’s the quick status of roads open and, well, almost open. Last Dollar Road from Dallas Divide to Telluride is open and fairly dry. … Continue reading

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Even more Memorial Day flowers

Here are the overflow flowers from the last post:  

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Wildflower Bonanza on Memorial Day, 2011

Wildflower bonanza! My wife and I joined many other friends at the Skalla Ranch outside of Placerville, Colorado. I motorcycled over 35 miles, not leaving the ranch–big place. And the wildflowers! I include 19 pictures in this post. Please help … Continue reading

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2010 Riding Summary

Reader John Fischer asked for an overview map to help orient those not familiar with the area. Whew! What you see below is it. The map stretches from Silverton at the south to Montrose at the north. I think every … Continue reading

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San Juan Mountains Back Country Trail Maps

There are any number of maps of the high country trails round here. One that is free is “Four Wheeling in the San Juans” and is available from the Ouray Chamber of Commerce, 970-325-4746. The Chamber’s high country map is … Continue reading

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My Dunton Gigantic Loop

For years I’ve driven by a mysterious sign that’s just south of Lizard Head Pass on Colorado Highway 145. It says there’s something called Dunton along the road. I tried my street bike on it, but turned around because it … Continue reading

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Imogene Pass from Ouray to Telluride

I had trouble with Imogene Pass last summer. One steep spot required three tries, and when I did make it there wasn’t much grace involved. Even though a year has made a difference

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Ophir Pass: More Straightforward Than I Thought

I haven’t been over Ophir Pass in many years. The last time, about 10 years ago, was on a street bike, my Yamaha Seca II 600 cc sport-touring bike. I was with three other riders, we were exploring the area, … Continue reading

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