Top O’ the Rockies Ride Routes

Top O’ the Rockies Ride Routes

The following are Suggested GPS Routes for the Top of the Rockies Rally.

  • All rides are self-guided. You are on your own. We recommend that you always go with a partner.
  • Any descriptions with Dual Sport means there are dirt roads on the route.
  • All other routes are pavement.
  • These were manually digitized from maps into Garmin Basecamp as tracks.
  • The tracks were converted into routes in Basecamp so you can get turn by turn directions.
  • The routes were exported from Basecamp as gpx files.
  • I have not personally run these routes but they have been run and verfied by others. Conditions on trails change from year to year so be careful.

Aspen-Independence-Cottonwood-Crested Butte-Kebler - Dual Sport - 265 miles

Take you up 133 through Carbondale down 82 through Aspen over Independence Pass to Hwy 24. You’ll go South to Buena Vista and West on CR 306 over Cottonwood Pass past the Taylor Park Reservoir where it heads NW to Crested Butte, over Kebler Pass and back to Paonia.

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Aspen-Independence-Cottonwood-Crested Butte-Kebler - Dual Sport - 300 miles

There is some dirt but you can take a motorhome through it. Take you up 133 through Carbondale down 82 through Aspen over Independence Pass to Hwy 24. You’ll go South to Buena Vista and West on CR 306 over Cottonwood Pass past the Taylor Park Reservoir and South to 135 into Gunnison. From there you’ll take 50 West past the Blue Mesa Reservior where you’ll join 92 and head up to Crawford and back to Paonia

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Black Canyon N Rim Needle Rock Dual Sport - 72 miles

You need to pay to get into the national park. This route goes South into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the end of North Rim Road. You turn around and go back up through Crawford State Park through Crawford and out to the Needle Rock Trailhead and back to Paonia.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison South Rim - 124 miles

Construction on the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon 4-mile critical safety improvement project will begin mobilization on Monday, April 5, with roadway closures and detours starting on Monday, April 19. The project location is between Montrose and Gunnison (Mile Points 123 -127), and is approximately 30 miles from each community. No Construction on the weekend. You need to pay to get into the national park. Leave Paonia and go South on 92 through Crawford and go all the way to the West side of the Blue Mesa Reservoir where you will join Rt 50 and head West. You’ll arrive at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison main entrance Hwy 347 and head North. You’ll go all the way to the end of the South Rim East Portal Road to the Crystal Dam. You’ll double back to 347 and head North to High Point where 347 ends. Take 347 back to the park entrance and go back to Paonia.

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Divide Road Dual Sport - 211 miles

This is a big loop first going South West out of Paonia on 25 Mesa Rd. to Divide Rd. You then go North past Hwy 50 and SW back to Paonia.

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Grand Mesa Colorado Natl Monument – 198 miles

You need to pay to get into the national park. You’re going to go South out of Paonia and take Hwy 92 to Delta. Then take Hwy 50 to Grand Junction. You’ll exit 50 and head South to the South entrance of the park and work your way North along the park and end up back on 50. You’ll take 50 to I 70 and exit at Hwy 65 which you take back to 92 and Paonia.

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Grand Mesa Dual Sport - 139 miles

You need to pay to get into the national park. You’re going to go South out of Paonia and take Hwy 92 to Delta. Then take Hwy 50 to Grand Junction. You’ll exit 50 and head South to the South entrance of the park and work your way North along the park and end up back on 50. You’ll take 50 to I 70 and exit at Hwy 65 which you take back to 92 and Paonia.

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Grand Mesa-Buzzard Divide Dual Sport – 117 miles

You need to pay to get into the national park. You’re going to go South out of Paonia and take Hwy 92 to Delta. Then take Hwy 50 to Grand Junction. You’ll exit 50 and head South to the South entrance of the park and work your way North along the park and end up back on 50. You’ll take 50 to I 70 and exit at Hwy 65 which you take back to 92 and Paonia.

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Kebler Pass, Paradise Divide, Schofield Pass, Ohio Pass, Dual Sport – 161 miles

This heads E out of Paonia on Hwy 133 and then SE on CR 12 over to Crested Butte. You do a loop N of Crested Butte and go over Schofield pass. You’ll go S on 135 and cut back West to CR 730 where you’ll go North and over Keebler and Ohio passes. Head back on CR 12 and Hwy 133 to Paonia.

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Kebler Pass,Ohio Pass, Dual Sport – 153 miles

This heads E out of Paonia on Hwy 133 and then SE on CR 12 to CR 730. You’ll go over Keebler and Ohio passes. You’ll cut over West on CR 7 to CR 818 South to Gunnison. Take Hwy 50 West along the Blue Mesa Reservoir to Hwy 92. You’ll ride through Crawford and work your way North back to Paonia.

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Paonia Marble Redstone - 108 miles

Head NE out of Paonia on 133. You’ll make a hard right and go S on CR 3 and take it to Marble. You return on CR 3 the same way you went and go right N on 133. You’ll go by the Redstone Coke ovens and up through Redstone where you will turn around and head back to Paonia.

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Paonia Marble, Lead King Basin Dual Sport – 102 miles

The trail out of Marble is very rough. Experienced Riders Only. Head NE out of Paonia on 133. You’ll make a hard right and go S on CR 3 and take it to Marble. This next section is rough. Take CR 3 beyond Beaver Lake and go right on Nf 314 which will take you to the Crystal Mill. Continue on 314 and go left on 315. This will take you back to CR 3. Retrace your steps back to Paonia.

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Paonia Orchard Express – 333 miles

Leave Paonia on SW on Back River Rd. and take it to 92. Head South to 50 and go through Montrose. At Ridgeway go South on Hwy 62 to Placerville where you’ll head NW on 145 which turns into 141 to Naturita where you’ll pass the Hanging Flume Overlook. 141 heads N and East where it joins Hwy 50. Take it North to 32 Rd to Cr ½ rd where you’ll end up among the peach fields. You’ll join up with US 70 and exit Hwy 65 and take it back to 92 and into Paonia.

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