CTHOG Colorado Ride

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Event date: 
Sat, 09/09/2023 - 7:00am to Sun, 09/17/2023 - 5:00pm



Colorado here we come! It has been a while since the chapter ventured out to Colorado, so John and Tex have put together a 9-day 3000-mile adventure planned with mountain roads galore! The Rocky Mountains is one of the best motorcycle riding destinations in the country and Colorado just so happens to have an abundance of great routes and incredible scenery! Below is the day-by-day detail with hotel information. This is a member only level 4 ride that will be limited to 10 bikes plus lead and sweep. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct or using the provided website link or reservation code. When calling, mention CTHOG to receive the block room rate. At most lodging locations, we have blocked six single king bed rooms and six double queen bed rooms. Once you have made your reservations, please go to the “Register Here” link and let us know you are coming. We will have to make timed entry reservations on some of the days to enter national parks and mountain scenic roads, so it is important that we are able to contact you prior to the ride when the reservation times become available.

Day 1: Saturday, September 9th Leander to Clovis, NM (466 miles) Our day 1 destination will take us from Leander to Clovis, NM. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - 4728 N Prince St, Clovis, NM 88101 Rate: $104.00 per night plus tax. 48-hour cancellation. Registration link: Group Booking Link Ph: (575) 935-8777

Day 2: Sunday, September 10th Clovis, NM to Durango, CO (455 miles) Our Day 2 route will begin in Clovis, NM and go through Taos, NM with a stop at the Rio Grande Gorge then on to Pagosa Springs and on to our hotel destination in Durango, CO. Hotel: Durango Lodge - 150 East 5th Street Durango, CO 81301 Rate: $155.00 per night plus tax. Ph: (970) 247-0955

Day 3: Monday, September 11th Durango to Grand Junction (261 miles) It doesn’t get much better than this! We’ll start the day on CO Hwy 550 “The Million Dollar Highway” which is on all the “best motorcycle roads in America” lists. The route will take us to Silverton, Ouray, Montrose and then on to Hwy 92 for the Black Canyon scenic route to our hotel destination in Grand Junction.            Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott – Grand Junction 765 Horizon Drive Grand Junction, CO 81506 Rate: $110.00 per night plus tax. 48-hour cancellation. Registration Link: Book your group rate for Central Texas Harley Owners Group (CTHOG) Ph: (970) 263-4414 Cutoff Date: August 12th

Day 4: Tuesday, September 12th Grand Junction to Leadville (251 miles) Day 4 begins on Hwy 65, a ride over the Grand Mesa Pass, Colorado’s largest mesa, then on to historic Redstone, lunch in Aspen to Independence Pass and our overnight stop in Leadville.  Hotel: Columbine Inn & Suites 2019 N Poplar St, Leadville, CO 80461 Rate: $130.56 Includes tax. 48-hour cancellation. Ph: (719) 486-5650

Day 5: Wednesday, September 13th Leadville to Central City (230 miles) Another big day! Departing Leadville, we go northeast to IH 70 then on to US 40 through Berthoud Pass
to Grand Lakes and take the western entrance to Rocky Mtn. National Park (Timed entry reservation required. Available August 1st for the month of September. More details to come.) From RMNP, we pass through Estes Park and ride the Peak to Peak route to Blackhawk/Central City.   Hotel: The Lodge Casino 240 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422 Rate: $120 per night plus tax. Ph: (303) 582-1771

Day 6: Thursday, September 14th Central City to Manitou Springs (Colorado Springs) (160 miles) Day 6 will be less miles but certainly just as exciting. The day begins with a ride up to Mt. Evans Scenic Byway (after Labor Day, the summit is closed but still an incredible ride as we can still go near the top to the Summit Lake Park area). The route takes us to Evergreen and some great roads west of IH25. (Timed entry reservation required for Mt. Evans Available August 1st for the month of September.) Hotel: Silver Saddle Inn - 215 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Rates: For reservations either call 719-685-5611 or go online to: www.silversaddleinn.com Be sure to mention or add PROMO Code: CTHOG23 for 5% discount on these rates: $105 Single Queen, $109 King, $119 Double Queen Ph: (719) 685-5611

Day 7: Friday, September 15th Manitou Springs to Gunnison (212 Miles) Day 7 begins with a ride up to Pikes Peak where they have just completed a new visitor center. From Pikes Peak it will be on to the Royal Gorge in the afternoon and then a beautiful ride through Monarch Pass, Salida and our hotel destination in Gunnison. (Timed entry reservation required for Pikes Peak. More details to come.) Hotel: Gunnison Comfort Inn - 911 N. Main St. Gunnison, CO 81230 Rate: $169 + TTL Ph: (970) 642-1000 or Dave @ (443) 977-8378

Day 8: Saturday, September 16th Gunnison to Amarillo (500 Miles) Day 8 will start our journey south as we take one last mountain route before we head back to Texas. We leave Gunnison and take route 149 to South Fork, CO. One person described the road as “Route 149 is one the most scenic roads I have ever been on. Scenery-wise you have it all - stunning views of the mountains, a ride along the banks of a river, and sections that ride next to beautiful rock walls. It is a must ride If you are in Colorado.” Then on to IH 25 south through New Mexico to Amarillo for our overnight stay. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Amarillo West - 8330 West Amarillo Boulevard Amarillo, TX 79124 Rate: $109.99 + Tax per Room Night Standard King Guest Rooms $109.99+ Tax per Room Night Standard Double Queen Guest Rooms Ph: (806) 418-2505

Day 9: Sunday, September 17th  Amarillo to Leander (470 Miles) We are back in Texas! Home sweet home, almost! From Amarillo, we go through Lubbock, Sweetwater, Brownwood, Lampasas and KSD in Leander.

Event location:
651 N US Hwy 183
Leander TX 78641

Closed Event: Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member.  All guests must sign an event release. Be aware, all rides and events are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.