BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado

Top O’ the Rockies Trip Planning

There is no shortage of great riding during the Top 'O the Rockies Rally!

Butler Maps has provided printable pdfs of some of our favorites. Click each map link below to print your own copy.

Chuck Kopelson has provided several gpx files and route descriptions!

Below the maps, you'll find some useful links to services in the area surrounding the Rally.  If you are new to group riding or need a refresher, watch this video.

Black Canyon Ride

174 Miles / 4+ Hours

Don't miss the out & back ride to the base of the Black Canyon on East Portal Road. Blue Mesa Reservoir is over 60 miles long & is the largest body of water in Colorado. Gunnison National Park is one of the most spectacular, steep-walled canyons in North America with a 2,000 foot chasm cut by the Nison River over a span of two million years. Fuel & Food available in Montrose, Olathe & Delta.

Colorado National Monument

210 Miles / 5+ Hours

Bring $5.00 for the entry fee in to Colorado National Monument. BMW of Grand Junction is right off of I-70 in Grand Junction. GREAT twisites and views over Grand Mesa. To add a few miles ride up I-70 to Debque Cutoff Road. It’s a great twisty, remote road.

Gateway Loop

290 Miles / 6+ Hours

Look out for Dave Wood Road in Montrose for a great dirt addition to this ride. To avoid dirt, continue to Ridgeway and go over Dall's Divide toward Placerville. GREAT breakfast/lunch in Gateway Canyons Lodge. Don’t miss the vintage car museum at Gateway Canyon Lodge.

Independence Pass

326 miles / 7+ hours

Leave early, ride this clock wise and stop in Carbondale at Village Smithys for a great breakfast. There is a small general store for lunch and drinks in Twin Lakes. Amicas in Salida is a great stop for woodfired pizza.

Kebler Pass

214 miles / 7+ Hours

Kebler Pass is NOT paved. It’s a nice grated road... unless it rains. Fuel is available in Taylor Park. Great food options in Crested Butte.

Lake City

292 miles / 8+ hours

For a great Dual-Sport extention, take Los Pinos Pass. It’s an easy graded road...unless it rains. Lake City is a great place to stop for lunch and fuel up. • Fuel & Food available in Montrose, Olathe & Delta.

Million Dollar Loop

448 miles / 9+ hours

Lots of history to explore in Telluride, Ouray & Silverton. Great photo ops at the top of Lizard Head Pass & Red Mountain Pass. Be prepared for rain and cold temps any time of year on these passes. If you have time, don’t miss the Native American ruins at Mesa Verde near Durango.

Wolf Creek Pass

456 miles / 9+ hours

This is a LONG loop with lots of slow sections and high mountain passes. Leave early and plan on getting back late. You will see some of Colorado's most dramatic high country on this ride.

Tent camping in the park is included with your registration. In in addition to this, the following options are available:

RV-Camping Options: Redwood Arms has 4 spaces with hook-ups that will be available for the Rally! Call  970-527-4148 to reserve a space. They are about 5 minutes from the rally site.

Non-Camping Options: For those of you who are camping challenged, there are limited motels, Bed and Breakfasts, and individual homes. To see some of the facilities available, try the links listed below.