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Hey guys, I am moving to Colorado in 2 months (recent job advancement) so I am going to be new to the area and it would be awesome if I can meet some people to ride with there
 

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I'm in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. Lots of good riding near Tin Cup, Pitkin and Taylor Park. You will need a $25.25 Colorado OHV sticker and you are good to go. You will need to have rain gear and a light jacket ready even in the middle of summer at higher elevations.
 

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I'm in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. Lots of good riding near Tin Cup, Pitkin and Taylor Park. You will need a $25.25 Colorado OHV sticker and you are good to go. You will need to have rain gear and a light jacket ready even in the middle of summer at higher elevations.

Know of any good, not so well known, places to hunt mule deer around Crested Butte? My Dad and Uncle (currently has a condo in Glenwood) used to make the trip out West to hunt there years back every Fall. They've taken a hiatus the last 20 years or so and are looking to go back. But this time I get to go! Wahoo! Public ground, accessible and just a good place to set up camp is what we're looking for. Any advice would be welcome.
 

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Hey guys, I am moving to Colorado in 2 months (recent job advancement) so I am going to be new to the area and it would be awesome if I can meet some people to ride with there
I'm in the Colorado Springs area, great riding here, been to 3 trail systems so far, I just moved here about a month ago myself from KY area, beautiful scenery here. Would be nice to meet up with a group and ride somewhere.
 

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I am moving to colorado in about 2 months (job offer)
I really hate riding alone, and no one knows the areas by themselves =/
so, was hoping if it would be ok if I can tag along in your group?

Ill be living in Colorado springs as well! are they strict about ATVs? or can you pretty much ride on any unpaved road?
 

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I actually ride solo alot, when I don't have my son and his dirtbike on the harder terrain. I'm careful and have a GPS with me and map out the trails ahead of time. If I waited to ride with someone around here I wouldn't go out much, but I haven't really met alot of fellow riders in the area, ATV'S are a big thing here for obvious reasons. You just pay an annual fee for a permit, $25.25 and all the parks in Colorado you have access to for free unless its private land, not alot of those. Alot of places to ride and nice primitive camping as well on the trails. Look up Rider Planet.com, thats where I get alot of my info on trails in the state. What ride do you have??
 

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Get a book or two from Funtreks. They are on Amazon. Have very good maps and info on the trails out there.

I've been going out there for 20+ years. Mostly ride in the Breckinridge area or BUena Vista area and know those systems like the back of my hand. Amazing riding and scenery. I used to love to do big rock climbing. Trails like iron chest, holy cross, chinaman loop were my favorite. Even did carnage canyon at BV, one of the most extreme trails in the state, but had to do some lifting and pulling to get through a few spots. Pic is from carnage. Had a foreman armored up with a locker in the front.

Someone asked if you can ride any unpaved road......no you can't. You need to trailer to where the trails start. The Dnr is strict out there. Tread lightly and have a good time! Not sure I'll make it out this summer but if I do I'll post and see if anyone can keep up with me ;)
 

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yeah I am trying to convince my fiance to get an atv so it can be just us

so, I just pay for a permit and I can go and atv in any state park that allows it? Can I park anywhere in the state park? That is what I am concerened about. will I know when I see the trail? or do I just have to guess where to go and park?

Once I go over there, would it be cool to tag along with anyone? Maybe once I develop the confidence in the area, ill consider solo riding



and to add on, would you guys say a 400 cc atv would be more than enough in colorado? Ive heard the elevation poses a threat to the power of the bike; but is that for carbs? Some people say it is not effected because of most fuel injectors that automatically adjust?
Would you guys say a 400cc be more than enough in colorado? They say there is no mud, so not like I need a 1000XMR anymore hahah
 

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Here is a good starting point for you. Stay The Trail Colorado - OHV Trail Guide

Unless otherwise marked, you can ride on National Forest access roads through out the state. Just be sure to stay on the roads/trails, and obey all the signage and you will be able to ride all you want. No riding parks that require daily permits, or any of that nonsense. Just the annual OHV sticker and you are good to go. It will all be pretty clear to you once you get here and get out a time or two.
Here is another site where you might be able to contact more local riders.
COATV - The place for all the ATV Riders to meet and greet ? Index page Most members are Colorado residents.

A 400cc will get you around, but it will be a tad shy in the HP department. EFI will just keep your air/fuel ratio correct for elevation. There is no way to eliminate the power loss due to the lack of oxygen, shy running a turbo. It affects EVERYONE, not just carbs. Figure a minimum of 3% power loss for every 1,000' in elevation gain. Most of the good riding here starts at around 8,000', and goes up from there, so you can do that math. Big cc twins are very popular here, but not an absolute requirement unless you always have to be the first one to the top.
 

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well, I am not interested riding solo. I want to meet a riding buddy. I tried colorado quad runners on meet up but its just odd how they meet up. They dont give exact coordinates where to go, or exchange numbers. Just randomly show up and be like hey are you this guy? no? sorry and keep looking

Just want to meet a small group and stick with the same people. So anyone would like to exchange info so I can start riding soon? :)
 
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