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Buckhorn Canyon Ride
« on: June 26, 2016, 02:40:58 PM »
After getting my DR650 pretty much together yesterday, Tammy & I rode a short (110 mile) loop through Buckhorn Canyon in the Roosevelt National Forest.

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From Route 34 (at bottom; not shown) we rode north on Co Rd. 27 aka Buckhorn Rd. to Masonville.  Continuing north, a couple miles below the Rist Canyon/Old Flower Rd. intersection, Buckhorn Rd. takes a left turn and changes to reasonably well groomed dirt/gravel. 

The DR ran and handled great.  I'd like to find someplace with a scale to compare with the GSA (both fully loaded, of course).

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That windscreen on the DR is a cut-down $12 Walmart trash can, btw.  :)

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Re: Buckhorn Canyon Ride
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 02:49:56 PM »
From the turnoff, Buckhorn Rd. runs west for about 12 miles.  There are some easy switchbacks that took us up a little over 9000 feet.  The views west at higher elevations were awesome - I should've brought a better camera along.

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Re: Buckhorn Canyon Ride
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 03:04:16 PM »
Buckhorn Rd. eventually T's out at Pingree Park Rd.  We headed north to Route 14 through a heavy presence of weekend campers out enjoying themselves.  Much of that area was affected by the High Park Fire of 2012, as you can see in the photos.

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At Route 14, Poudre Canyon Rd we turned east and rode along the river.  Stopped at 'The Mish' for a late lunch, then continued east on 14 towards Fort Collins.  We found our way to Bellvue near the top of Horsetooth Reservoir, then rode south along the Horsetooth back towards Masonville and Route 34.

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Re: Buckhorn Canyon Ride
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2016, 07:19:38 AM »
Looks wonderful out there.