WyomingRider wrote:Our riding friends made the trip here for the weekend (they live 250 miles away). We went for a ride through the Snowy Range, over a 10,600 foot pass on on to Laramie for lunch. Then we rode into Colorado via Woods Landing, the highest point on this highway about 9,000 feet and then back home. It was a beautiful day for a ride (a little hot in the the lower areas and 60's in the mountains). We got rained on a few times but never got soaked. It was a great day spent with great friends. We will be spending time with them at Sturgis again this year which I am looking forward to.
This sounds like a great bucket list ride. I have been checking out this area for places to visit and have it on my list.
We live in Rawlins which is in south-central Wyoming on I-80. The ride I described is one we try to take a couple times a year and is breathtaking. Another loop ride we like to take at least once is the Steamboat loop. We ride to Walden then over Rabbit Ears pass to Steamboat where we eat lunch. Then we travel to Craig and turn north to Baggs and then back home. It is about 350 miles so is a full day ride if you stop often to enjoy the scenery. A few weeks ago, we trailered the bike to Greybull, in northern Wyoming. We rode over the Big Horns to Sheridan and Buffalo and then back over the Big Horns to Worland and back to Greybull. The Big Horns are beautiful and very much worth the time spent. After Sturgis we will go back and ride the Beartooth, perhaps doing like we did last year and spending the night in Cooke City so we can ride through Yellowstone the next day. Life is good!