5 of Colorado’s Most Challenging Mountain Motorcycle Routes
For those with some advanced skills and sense of adventure, here is a look at five of Colorado's most challenging motorcycle routes.
The Colorado State Patrol has shared a map of some of Colorado's best motorcycle routes based on the required skill level. You can take a look at the map and identify some of the routes that match your ability and plan a spring or summer road trip.
Routes that are graded EASY are for beginning cyclists and feature "gradual grades and gentle curves."
Moderate difficulty level requires intermediate rider skills, and features "steeper grades and tighter curves."
The most difficult and challenging routes require advanced skills and features "steep grades, and sharp, technical curves."
In 2016, 125 motorcyclists lost their lives on Colorado roads. There's an inherent danger with this chosen activity to be sure. But, taking critical safety precautions and riding on roads that match your skill level can help reduce the risk.
Here's a brief overlook of 5 of Colorado's most challenging mountain motorcycle routes as labeled by the Colorado Department of Transportation.