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    Sep 2020 Colorado Trip (with pictures)

    The first trip was in July to meet a group from another forum.
    This trip we met the Wasserboxer Forum group
    We left Iowa on Sep 3rd and returned on the 15th.
    The weather was good except when it wasn't
    Gunnison (6).jpg

    We spent the first two nights in Broken Bow Nebraska because it was our anniversary.

    Creston to Broken Bow.jpg

    Most of the trip was 2 lane with fairly short mileage.
    Beaver Crossing (1).jpg

    We had a nice place with a small balcony overlooking the town square.
    Arrow Hotel Broken Bow (6).jpg

    Arrow Hotel Broken Bow (2).jpg

    The windows on the first floor is the paring area. We parked next to Billy Bob.
    Arrow Hotel Broken Bow (7).jpg

    The free motel breakfast was much better than other motels during Covid.
    Arrow Hotel Broken Bow (3).jpg

    The next travel day was through the Nebraska Sand Hills to Torrington Wyoming.
    Ne. has a National Forest

    We visited Scotts Bluff National Monument. We rode up to the top but did not do any hiking trails because it was 100F.
    Scotts Bluff National Monument (1).JPG

    Scotts Bluff National Monument (2).jpg

    Day four was Torrington Wy. to Walden Colorado.
    Torrington to Walden.jpg

    We had hoped to take Pouder River Canyon, hwy 14 on the way but a large forest fire had the highway closed. We cut across southern Wyoming to get to Walden.
    Hwy 210 and 130 were great rides. 130 goes over Snowy Range Pass.
    Hwy 210 in Wy.


    We took a little detour to check out Saratoga Hot Springs.
    It was too hot to get in the hot springs so Debbie settled on cooling her feet in the creek.
    Saratoga Hot Springs (2).JPG

    The hot springs emptied into the creek here.
    Saratoga Hot Springs (1).JPG

    Day five was Walden to Gunnison to meet up with the other RS riders.
    We went over Gore Pass, Tennessee Pass and Cottonwood Pass on the way.
    Cottonwood Pass was paved for the first time the end of last year.
    Walden to Gunnison.jpg

    Picture from July
    Cottonwood Pass (5).jpg

    We had a little smoke this day.
    Cottonwood Pass (1).jpg

    Cottonwood Pass (2).jpg

    The pass in July
    Cottonwood Pass (4).jpg

    The first day at Gunnison Colorado we only had time for a short route because a major winter storm was moving in. We took one of our favorite roads in the area, hwy 114.
    The plan was to ride up to the pass, check the weather then head for Saguache to have breakfast if possible.
    A group of nine or ten bikes headed out before us. We waited for 30 minutes or so before heading out. We don't like riding in groups and I knew the restaurant was small and did not want to cram in with the group to eat because of Covid.
    Debbie is in close contact with a couple hundred people a day at work so we tried to keep our distance from others on the trip.

    To be continued
    Last edited by Lee; 09-22-2020 at 05:39 PM.
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