This ride will take you through arguably the most beautiful sections of the Rocky Mountains as you follow a circular path through southwestern Colorado. You will pass through historic mining towns, national parks and forests and world-class ski resort areas. On this trip you will see the San Juan Mountains, home to many of Colorado's elite group of 14,000 foot mountain peeks. Along the way you will see red-rock canyons, lush river valleys, hot springs and majestic mountain peaks and an area known as the 'Switzerland of America.' Bottom line is GET READY TO BE TAKING A LOT OF PHOTOS ON THIS TRIP!!!.
Long scenic route to take when bored
If you just want to stay off the freeways and don't mind taking the time.
Backroads through small towns around a few lakes
Start off in New Hope, PA and follow Rt 611 to Rt 191. Ride by Lake Wallenpaupack and then alongside Lackawaxen River to Port Jervis, NY. Take long way Rt 23 via High Point State Park and come down to Flatbrook. Don't miss Buttermilk Falls on the way...
Just what it says
Start off early morning with a light breakfast in New Hope, PA and proceed on River Rd 611 all the way up alongside Delavare River. Then take a detour up to Lake Wallenpaupack. At the end of the lake do the curvy roundabout via Lackawaxen River and follow it to Rt 97. You will meet Delaware River again and ride alongside it on a narrow Old Mine Rd via Flatbrook park. The trip will end where Old Mine Rd meets Rt 80.
Nice curves if using a little throttle. Get in some good left then right action. If you are a seasoned rider, this will not be a challenge, but if you have any novices following you, tell them to ride their speed and catch up in a couple of minutes. It is a short jaunt. Give homage to the 'Sandman'...if you ride faster than guardian angel can fly and drift off the road a smidge.
If riding above the posted speed limit you get a feeling like you are riding the tail of the dragon. Nice hairpin curves, if you have a little extra speed. If it is in the evening, start at Hwy 79 and do it in reverse, so the sun is not in your eyes. I added the Cemetery as a stop, just be aware there is a small amount of sugar sand to ride through. I slightly ride the edge of the grass, while my friend just powers through the center of the sand.
A nice little route to a fun road from near Downtown Suffolk
Pleasant tour starting at Backyard BBQ in Morgan's Point and circling Ft Hood.
This is a great route for 2-3 day trip to enjoy with your friends as it covers the mountainous areas of the three states. The first part starts off near the South Mountain Reservation leading to the Great Swamp via Schiff Natural Preserve and to RT 206 via local scenic roads. The second part takes you around Greenwood Lakes via town Warwick and then you start the climb up to the Bear Mountain. In the third part of the trip you will explore the Catakill Mountains passing by the beautiful Lake Minewaska in New Paltz, NY. The fourth part is all about the banks of the Delaware River and the nice cool breeze it carries along. Half way down the river you take a little detour into the Hight Point State Park and out back to the river banks again. The trip will end at Ken Lockwood Gorge, where you can take a long break and enjoy the sounds of the Raritan River rapids.
3 day trip to enjoy with your friends
Great sweepers, lots if beautiful mountains, and hope some bears.
From afton to Meadows of Dan campground
Awesome day ride from Springfield, oh to Ohio River and back!
Back roads to Liberty IN to Farmland, In
BRP from Asheville to Cherokee, Tail of the Dragon, to Tellico
Blue Ridge Parkway
Planned route for curvy roads in the area