ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
Ktapply OP
Dogmatic
 
Ktapply's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Windsor, Colorado USA
Oddometer: 825
Snowy Range Wyoming

Check out pics from our weekend at the Snowy Range near Centennial Wyoming....










__________________
Kevin Tapply
Windsor, Colorado
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~Harrison Ford

Ktapply screwed with this post 07-08-2010 at 10:09 PM
Ktapply is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
K_N_Fodder
Studly Adventurer
 
K_N_Fodder's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Ten Sleep, WY
Oddometer: 941
Nice! My wife and I were in Laramie and the surrounding area for the last two days... never made it to the Snowy's but we did get out on our mountainbikes to the Curt Gowdy State Park area towards Cheyenne. I saw a handful of ADV looking riders in Laramie :)
K_N_Fodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
Ktapply OP
Dogmatic
 
Ktapply's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Windsor, Colorado USA
Oddometer: 825
Most people dont even know it's there.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by K_N_Fodder
Nice! My wife and I were in Laramie and the surrounding area for the last two days... never made it to the Snowy's but we did get out on our mountainbikes to the Curt Gowdy State Park area towards Cheyenne. I saw a handful of ADV looking riders in Laramie :)
Most people aren't even aware that this exists so close. Even when it's "busy" in the middle of summer, it's never crowded. They got so much snow this winter the pathways have not been cleared so it will be a very short use season this summer.

We enjoy this ride a lot. There are several routes to take; from Ft Colllins take Hwy 14 over Cameron Pass to Walden, North to Riverside/Saratoga to Wyoming 130 over Snowy Range to Laramie, back to FTC via Highway 287 is a good one. If you have more time 287 to Laramie to WY130 over Snowy Range to Riverside to Baggs via hwy 70 South via hwy 13 to Craig Colorado then to Steamboat, rabbit ears pass to Kremmling into Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park etc.....

Just depends in the time you have.......
__________________
Kevin Tapply
Windsor, Colorado
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~Harrison Ford
Ktapply is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
K_N_Fodder
Studly Adventurer
 
K_N_Fodder's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Ten Sleep, WY
Oddometer: 941
Nice! I talked to a gentleman at the local Yamaha/KTM/? dealer in Laramie and he pointed out all of the DS roads and trails in the Snowy's. I was dyin without having my bike up there...

Man Windsor has gone nuts over the years.
K_N_Fodder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
mtncrawler
Beastly Adventurer
 
mtncrawler's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Oddometer: 1,082
Sweet pics and ride!

Was just up there myself a couple weeks ago. I was able to connect Hahns Peak, CO up to WY70 (just west of Encampment) via FR550, and then looped back over the Snowies.

Like you said, some great riding up there that few seem to go explore!
__________________
2007 BMW 650 XChallenge..
2009 BMW R1200 GSA..(Gone.. )
2004 BMW R1150 GSA (Gone.. )
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." Robert Louis Stevenson
mtncrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
byways
byways
 
byways's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 2,110
Wow! I've been hoping to get there for many months now. Any good dirt ADV routes (once the snow's clear)?
byways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #7
DockingPilot
Hooked Up and Hard Over
 
DockingPilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Andover, N.J.
Oddometer: 9,132
Quote:
Originally Posted by byways
Wow! I've been hoping to get there for many months now. Any good dirt ADV routes (once the snow's clear)?
The teacher asking the class ?
__________________
Frank Reinbold

"Every bike I ever had, was the best bike I ever had, when I had it"
DockingPilot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #8
byways
byways
 
byways's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Idaho
Oddometer: 2,110
Darn you DP, you're everywhere!

Seriously, I suspect the Snowies are one of the West's last undiscovered gems.
byways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 07:44 PM   #9
Blakebird
r-u-n-n-o-f-t
 
Blakebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 15,186
The Snowy Range is a great ride, we do it a couple times a year. It's aptly named too, it stays cold and refreshing up there
Up the Cache la Poudre to Walden, lunch in Saratoga, and over the Snowies to Laramie and 287 back - makes for a nice 500 mile day from our place.
You're right about being non-crowded, Kevin, you rarely see more than a few cars.

Looks brisk up there now!
__________________
IBA #11735 . 1968-present
Blakebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 07:58 PM   #10
RobertInColorado
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Larkspur, CO
Oddometer: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by byways
Wow! I've been hoping to get there for many months now. Any good dirt ADV routes (once the snow's clear)?
I was up there over 4th of July weekend in my Jeep, pulling dirt bikes... we took those up rather than the big bike, so my son could ride. We camped in the National Forest off Ehlin Road/FS338 just west of Centennial, off 130. There were quite a few trails back in there. I picked up a free map at that little shop/diner in Centennial and it looks like some good routes I'd like to go back and check out.
Wasn't very crowded at all for the 4th and there were some old cabin ruins, mines, lakes, etc for scenery.... and one run in with an angry grouse that rushed out at the bikes from the woods and started nipping at our boots.
__________________
2006 R1200GS Adventure
2004 Yamaha TTR

Previous bikes
1996 K1100LT (RIP)
1986 Yamaha Fazer
1978 Yamaha 750 Triple
1974 TX500
RobertInColorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 08:06 PM   #11
GB
Mod Squad
 
GB's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
Oddometer: 55,380
Great ride and pics!

Moved to Day Trippin'
__________________
ADV decals, patches & flag? Here
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 06:22 AM   #12
prometheus rising
Ghost In The Machine
 
prometheus rising's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Oddometer: 705
Sweet ride and gorgeous pics of a magnificent area , How cold was it there?
__________________
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
motorcycletheadirondacks

The Adirondacks and Beyond ADV ride report
prometheus rising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #13
jbcaddy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Oroville & Placerville, California U.S.of A.
Oddometer: 1,193
WOW, thanks for the memories. I worked at a sawmill in Centennial years ago. My grandfather was born in a log cabin over near Saratoga in 1890.
cold dark winter is what I remember the most. JB
jbcaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 10:30 AM   #14
LewisNClark
Studly Adventurer
 
LewisNClark's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: North GA and Atlanta
Oddometer: 968
Current temp

Centennial, WY:

75 F high for the day, 46 F tonight, Rain for next several days...
(Atlanta 96 F degrees of misery!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by prometheus rising
Sweet ride and gorgeous pics of a magnificent area , How cold was it there?
__________________
The Trip: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=Lewis+Clark
Link to 4,000+ pictures of Lewis & Clark Trail:http://lewisandclark.smugmug.com/

LewisNClark screwed with this post 07-10-2010 at 11:07 AM
LewisNClark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #15
Spat
Studly Adventurer
 
Spat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Lakewood, Co
Oddometer: 846
Looks like a better place to be than this heat of Denver.

Hope the RT is treating you right
__________________
Spat
FLHGSSXDR.Patrol

Red Green: You ever see one of these? It's called a GPS, this thing uses satellites to tell you where you are, which means that every man can have a five-hundred-dollar reason not to ask for directions.
Spat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014