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Old 01-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #106
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #107
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #108
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #109
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here's a great way to connect the COBDR & UTBDR:

The bottom of both the UTBDR and CODBR
http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/UTBDR
http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/COBDR
are very close together and I recommend consulting our UT & CO state maps and going through Aneth, UT and Mc Elmo Canyon, CO as a more interesting way vrs hitting the 4 corners and the straight roads leading to it. Of course if you absolutely want to stop at the 4 corners monument then by all means go that way.

The UTBDR heads slightly NW as it heads north and the CODBR heads a good bit NE so the 2 routes form a V shape. There are many ways to connect the 2 at the top. If you look at our WY state map you see there are not that many E-W dirt roads (most all are paved or the interstate ). Of course you can get inventive and take longer backcountry WY dirt way.

Myself, I would consult our UT state map and aim to ride on the north slope dirt roads that travel E-W and are just north of the Unita Mtn. On the western connect from Bear Lake, there is some fast slab (16 & 150) to get you on it, but it's an OK road. When you leave/arrive at Bear lake don't miss the east side road of the lake. It's a fun small paved road.

Once on the north slope dirt roads (if you have time ride out and back to the top of G1 bald mtn pass!), look to head due east (or the west depending) towards Manila (gas) and then Dutch John (gas) and the Browns Park road into WY>UT>CO and then out at Maybel, CO (gas). From there you can pick your way across and north of Craig (Gas) to the start/end of the COBDR.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #110
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Bill, got the maps and DVD on both the Utah and Colorado Back Country routes, very well DONE, thank to all for the effort and time to put these together for all riders.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #111
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Bill, got the maps and DVD on both the Utah and Colorado Back Country routes, very well DONE, thank to all for the effort and time to put these together for all riders.

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Thanks Gale.
Are you riding the routes this summer?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #112
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #113
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I am doing part of the washington Backcountry trip on my way to Alaska and am looking at possibly doing the colorado one on the way back after yellowstone. I wont have a GPS, will that be a problem for the washington or colorado one?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #114
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I am doing part of the washington Backcountry trip on my way to Alaska and am looking at possibly doing the colorado one on the way back after yellowstone. I wont have a GPS, will that be a problem for the washington or colorado one?
Yes it is but understand some roads are not labeled in the backcountry so expect to miss some turns. I would bring Benchmark Maps along with you for each state. They are very well detailed atlases and provide you map info if you do get lost. We use Benchmark for our basemaps as the names and look are the same, just different zoom levels.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #115
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The final COBDR DVD premiere is showing in Grand Junction this Thursday.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #116
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Getting ready for the last BDR film premiere at KTM/BMW Grand Junction CO. Food is ready and the screen is up.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #117
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BDR fans in Idaho, save the date! The COBDR movie premiere is coming to Boise, ID on Thursday, April 11, courtesy of Happy Trails Products and Big Twin BMW / Zero electric. Contact the above sponsors for details.
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hello from mexico, planning to do the cobdr in july with my son in two klrs, just got my map, it is great!

we only have 6 riding days and want to sleep in motels, no camping, starting at dolores, we have experince riding, intermediate-advanced, being realistic, how many miles can we cover per day?

the plan i made is, dolores-lake city, lake city-buena vista, buena vista-leadville, and back the same route and sleeping on the same towns.

any comments on my plan to cover more total miles would be appreciated!
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hello from mexico, planning to do the cobdr in july with my son in two klrs, just got my map, it is great!

we only have 6 riding days and want to sleep in motels, no camping, starting at dolores, we have experince riding, intermediate-advanced, being realistic, how many miles can we cover per day?

the plan i made is, dolores-lake city, lake city-buena vista, buena vista-leadville, and back the same route and sleeping on the same towns.

any comments on my plan to cover more total miles would be appreciated!
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you can make those runs in 6 days no problem just start early.
the dolores-lake city takes some time getting over the san juans.
lake city to buena vista is faster dirt.
buena vista to leadville? is not very far at all.

you should have a gps with you and the free gpx of the route loaded as the signage is not the best in places.
not 100% necessary but helps a ton.
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bienvenidos.
you can make those runs in 6 days no problem just start early.
the dolores-lake city takes some time getting over the san juans.
lake city to buena vista is faster dirt.
buena vista to leadville? is not very far at all.

you should have a gps with you and the free gpx of the route loaded as the signage is not the best in places.
not 100% necessary but helps a ton.
Thanks Bill, what alternative would you recommend instead of buena vista to leadville, buena vista to Eagle?
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