Tour 3

X- Roads of the Rockies Dual Sport Ride. August 19-20 2017.

August 18-22 2017 - Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Salida, CO.

Near Bonanza, Colorado
Photo Credit R ! Series2 Days of Epic Dual Sport riding around the Headwaters of the Arkansas, Rio Grande and Colorado Rivers. This ride starts at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

This ride includes a Catered Dinner Saturday night dinner and 4 nights camping, roll charts and outriders over some of Colorado’s finest 2 track, trails and rock gardens. We will have one dinner included, breakfasts available and Free coffee at the Fairgrounds. Snacks and water on private property on the trail included in the shared group expense on Saturday and Sunday.

This is not a guided ride, and not a ride for novices. In fact, if you’re not an experienced rider this may not be the ride for you.  We recommend a street legal dirt bike and all terrain rear tire or Hybrid Trials tire for the terrain the route charts covers.

South-east of Buena Vista, CO.We are limiting this Dual Sport ride to 75 riders so as to keep with USFS Guidelines, keep the groups manageable and so we can all have an enjoyable experience without a large crowd.

We recommend leaving early and keeping stops to a minimum. You leave when you wish, ride at your own pace, and we do not ride in large groups. We also highly recommend you come with a friend and be responsible for each other all through the day.

Larger over 600cc Dual sport or Factory Dual sport Motorcycles are suitable for the routes.

Routes should be negotiable by competent riders on over 600cc or factory Dual Sport models. Though we discourage KLR 650s or Adventure bikes.

Day 1 will cover 100 miles of challenging 2 track terrain with Less than 15% pavement. Be prepared for a few rocks. Elevations up to 12,000 feet. 1 gas stop on the route and snacks and water will be provided at the Gas Stop.

Rocks, uphills, challenging downhills, 2 track, singletrack, old mines and outstanding vista’s are just a few of the caveats on this ride over the Continental Divide.

Day 2 will take you on 2 track and dirt roads, past old mines and up and over the divide to the opposite side of the mountains you rode the previous day.

The Day 2 route will be approximately 140 miles at elevations from 8,000 to over 12,000 feet above sea level . This year the Loop will include some challenging fun Singletrack and steeper hills than previous years. 2 possible Gas stops at Gas Stations, snacks and water at the fuel stops.

Snacks & water will be provided as part of the group expense both days at planned stops on the route.

Summer rain clouds on the Continental Divide
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Enjoy and share the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiast’s at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds on Friday with Dinner available from local Chuckwagons.

We will have the included dinner Saturday night with Adult Beverages available after the ride and Chuckwagons available again Sunday evening after the ride at the fairgrounds.

Club Membership is included with your entry for 2017 X-Roads of the Rockies..

This adventure is for Club Members and all expenses are shared. A portion of any profits will be distributed to Chaffee County Search & Rescue and the Blue Ribbon Coalition. Roll Charts are included with the shared expense but may be purchased separately if you cannot make the ride date.

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Expense averaged group cost for Ride includes 2 days of roll charts , 1 meal Saturday night, snacks on the trail on private property, 4 nights camping and over 250 miles of epic Dual Sport riding you can’t follow on a map for only $180.00.

We use PayPal as the only option to make it easy to sign -up.  (You do not have to be a PayPal subscriber to use PayPal)

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Team Dixie Dual Sport made it out from Florida and Georgia in 2013
You are responsible for a Colorado OHV sticker, Fuel, spark arrestor, street legality in your state of residence and liability insurance for your motorcycle. This is a non-commercial group club ride for under 75 riders, not paying an entry fee but for amenities with the ride on an unguided ride with roll charts and with outriders.


Salida, Colorado is located on Hwy 50 in the Heart of the Rockies. The Chaffee County Fairgrounds are located 5 miles West of town @ 10165 C.R. 120, Salida, Colorado 81201 just Northeast of the Hwy 50 and Hwy 285 intersection at Poncha Springs, 3 hours Southwest of Denver. 100 Miles West of Colorado Springs.