Walden – Snowy Range Loop

Northern Colorado IMRG on Snowy Range

This Northern Colorado IMRG ride was a great way to experience the beauty of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. With its stunning scenery, winding roads, and small towns, it was a motorcycle ride that won’t soon be forgotten. The ride to Walden, and then across the Snowy Range was a fantastic motorcycle route offering a variety of scenery, from the dramatic cliffs of the Poudre Canyon to the rolling hills of North Park, and the high peaks of the Medicine Bow Mountains.

We took CO Highway 14 west to Walden.  This scenic route followed the Cache la Poudre River through the stunning Poudre Canyon.  The road wound its way through the canyon and over Cameron Peak before emerging into the open valley of North Park where we became surrounded by rolling hills, ranches, and meadows.  Continuing on Highway 14 took us to the small community of Walden.

From Walden, we took CO Highway 125 north to the Wyoming border.  The scenery along this route was beautiful, with views of the Medicine Bow Mountains to the west.  Just across the border was the small town of Riverside, Wyoming where we ate lunch at the Bear Trap Café.

After lunch in Riverside, we will continued north to Highway 130, which took us over the Snowy Range Pass with an elevation of over 10,000 feet.  The views from the top of the pass were incredible. Descending the pass, we’ll came into Laramie where we then headed south on Highway 287 back to Ted’s Place where the ride ended.

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