I'm planning on riding around CO a bit after the RA rally and wanted to ride west out of Crested Butte on Co. Hwy. 12. I've got Steve Farson's Colorado motorcycling book and he says that route is unpaved.

Has anyone ridden that road? Is it doable for someone riding alone or would I be better off riding with someone because the road is a challenge?

A bit of info about me - I'm an intermediate street rider with a some off-road training but not a lot of off-road experience. Gravel is not my favorite but I can ride it if it's not too soft.... and I live in Wisconsin (some twisties, lots of flat roads since we don't have mountains... but I don't own a H-D ;-)

Thanks in advance for any info!