Tour Character

This route is inspired by the Backcountry Discovery Routes movement. MotoDiscovery has selected numerous segments of the official BDR route, combined with legs of the popular Continental Divide Ride to create a unique journey with balance and mile after mile of riding pleasures. The ride presents a variety of options, allowing the rider to choose their challenge level on most days. Prior off-pavement riding experience is required. This is an adventure riding experience that calls on flexibility and ability to adjust to unforeseen conditions related to weather and environment. 

This ride is well suited for dual-sport motorcycles in the 400-800cc range. Should you ride (or would like to rent) one of the larger ADV designed bikes (such as the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L) it would be necessary to have the skills and experience to manage the performance and physical size of these machines. We recommend attending a MotoDiscovery Rider Training Tour if you would like to gain additional off-road skill and confidence.

ITINERARY DISCLOSURE: the itinerary is likely to change from tour to tour due to weather conditions, the condition of mountain passes, forest fire activity, and our ongoing research and route development. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without prior notice.


  • Starts and ends in Grand Junction, Colorado in the shadows of the red rock of Colorado National Monument. A growing schedule of connecting flights offers convenience for fly in arrivals to this hub of exciting outdoor sports and nature activities.
  • Telluride (8,750 ft. / 2,667 meters) is a winter snow sports playground. When the snow melts the village hosts many festivals and sports events. Once an old mining town, you will enjoy the historic district. Voted the #1 Best Small Town to Visit in the USA by US News & World Report
  • The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 brought settlers into the Rocky Mountains. Today you will see as you ride the remote roads, evidence of those pioneers. Little ghost towns and primitive decaying mining operations invite you to explore.
  • In a single day, you can cross a number of Colorado mountain passes, riding along the pathways of pioneers and gold seekers. Monarch (11,312 ft/3,447 meters), Hagerman (11,939 ft/3,639 meters) and McClure (8,793 ft/2,680 meters) are but three of many passes you may traverse on your motorcycle. We will change from tour to tour depending on the weather and road conditions but you can always expect a “Rocky Mountain High”!
  • Wildlife is abundant. Keep your eyes open for elk, moose, black bear, mule deer, marmots and beaver.
  • Leadville is the highest incorporated town in the USA at 10,151 ft /3,094 meters. It has only a population of less than 3,000 but enjoys an old mining heritage with a well-restored historic district.
  • There are no bad roads in Colorado. Paved or unpaved, you are free to accept whatever level of challenge or style of ride you wish, each day. If for any reason you are uncomfortable, count on the MotoDiscovery team to offer alternative riding routes that will also put a smile on your face.
  • Do you want to extend your riding experience after the tour? Inquire about extended available motorcycle rental and consultation.


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