COBDR Conditions

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Current Snow Levels

Post by Gbubbly » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:38 am

We rode south from Gypsum to see how close to Hagerman Pass we could get. Turned back at 10,650 feet . Which was consistent with snow levels on 2 other passes we tried also. Temps have been close to 90 for a week and the rivers are close to flood so it's melting fast. We will take another trip up in the next week to check again.

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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by Inna » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:28 pm

The San Isabel National Forest office has informed us that Hagerman Pass will not be opening the first week of July like in past years.

The late heavy snow storms have some of the passes still closed, or will be closed past the normal time of opening. Right now they are thinking around July 12-15, but that certainly is not a firm date.

You may check out this website for current information about Colorado Mountain Passes, or contact the San Isabel Forest office at 719-486-0749 for the most current info on Haggerman Pass.

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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by Gbubbly » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:16 pm

Hagerman is now open!!

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Section between Buena Vista and Weston Pass

Post by Rob W » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:05 pm

I just rode the section between Buena Vista and Westion Pass (July 9th). Colorado needs rain in the worst way thus the ground is very dry and dusty. This section has changed to silt or powder conditions. The dust is terrible and does not clear in the thick trees. I suggest until we get some significant rains, you just ride Hwy 285 north to Country Road 22 to Weston Pass and pick up the route as it comes out onto CR 22. If you don't mind silt and dust, then this is still a great road to ride.
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North of Gypsum to Colorado River Road

Post by Rob W » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:08 pm

The section of road that travels north from Gypsum has become silty and very dusty due to the lack of rain. Please be looking for white spots in the road. You will find bottomless silt beds there, so slower travel is suggested. The road is still passable, but very dusty and silt is present. July 8th
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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by Gbubbly » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:20 pm

Lots of rain this week! More in the forecast.

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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by roreger » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:45 pm

Just did COBDR from Steamboat all the way through to Lake City last week with House of Motorrad and conditions were spectacular. The colors are just amazing. There were zero issues with any notable mud, all stream crossings were very manageable and entire route is in great shape with no difficulties for any size bike. Alpine loop also in amazing shape and worth taking a day to do.


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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by roreger » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:53 pm

A few more shots from COBDR last week ... go NOW the colors are amazing!

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Re: COBDR Conditions

Post by Jonathan » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:05 pm

Awesome! Did the middle part last weekend from Buena Vista to Ouray. Snow is starting to fall and Ophir/Engineer/Cinnamon/Imogene were not good conditions.

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