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Scenic Ride in Colorado Along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Distance: 156.3 Km / 97.4 Mi Duration: 02:03:48

This route is the perfect option for riders looking for a scenic and relaxing motorcycle journey, as it offers tons of gentle sweepers combined with the outstanding scenery of Colorado's imposing canyons.

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Colorado

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Colorado

Photo by Patricia Henschen / Flickr

The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway is located in the red rock country of western Colorado and winds through the soft red sandstone of the Uncompahgre Plateau, along Highway 141.

Scenic Highway 141, Colorado

Scenic Highway 141, Colorado

Photo by Colin Grubbs

The ride starts in Whitewater, Colorado and goes south along Highway 141. When you leave Gateway, you’ll notice the road gets even better as you follow the magnificent Dolores River and the wide canyon walls start closing in from both sides. Continue riding west until you get to Naturita, where you'll find the end of the route.

Dolores River, Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Dolores River, Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Photo by Mike G. / Flickr

Consider stopping by the Grand Valley Overlook for a breathtaking view of the imposing Unaweep Canyon.

Unaweep Canyon, Colorado

Unaweep Canyon, Colorado

Photo via http://summitpost.org

Although the road is open almost all year long, Spring and Summer will certainly provide a more pleasant motorcycle experience. Be sure to gas up before starting the ride—no gas stations until you get to Naturita. Watch for falling rocks along the byway and wildlife wondering around.

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

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