Dave Wood Road: How to get there from Montrose

Beautiful weather here today! I checked the tires and oil and managed to fire up the Yamaha Seca II, my 17-year-old 600cc sport-touring motorcycle, and took it for a nice ride. In my travels today I happened to capture the track for the best way to get to Dave Wood Road from Montrose. It’s a bit hard to find, so I’ve provided the annotated GPS track, plus written instructions below. Dave Wood Road was the original wagon road between Montrose and Telluride, so it’s the oldest road around here.

Finding Dave Wood Road from Montrose, CO

Finding Dave Wood Road from Montrose, CO

From Downtown Montrose, Colorado, travel west on Main Street. It quickly exits downtown and after a bit becomes Spring Creek Road and heads due west. You’ll go a couple miles, then find yourself climbing a rather steep (paved) hill. Turn left at the top onto 6300 Road. Note that you’ll be following Colorado Highway 90. Follow 6300 south to its end, then turn left onto West Oak Grove. Follow this for only a half mile, then turn south on Dave Wood Road. There is a sign. Dave Wood Road is also 6250 Road.

Dave Wood heads south from here. The first several miles are paved. As you go generally south (the road winds a bit), you’ll be gaining altitude. There’s a parking area where Dave Wood Road enters the National Forest, and several double tracks and Jeep trails start here. (See here for my 2010 description of this area.)

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1 Response to Dave Wood Road: How to get there from Montrose

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