The Complete Guide to Motorcycling Colorado (Paperback)

The Definitive Reference for ALL the Best Roads, Rides, and Tips

By Steve Farson

Motorbooks, 9780760361665, 448pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/15/2011)

List Price: 29.99*
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This comprehensive new guidebook to Colorado contains colorful in-depth descriptions of 172 different rides that can be combined in a variety of ways to create the best trips for all riding styles and interests. Each ride is mapped individually, and the individual rides each have their own more detailed maps, along with route descriptions, photos, local points of interest, and historical background information. Regional maps show how the rides can be combined to form journeys from half a day to several days in length, on paved roads or into the back country, or both. Color photos for each ride introduce the incredible variety of terrain, and historical photos placed next to present day shots show how much (or how little) has changed in the intervening years.

About the Author

Steve Farson is a longtime Colorado resident and adventure rider of the roads, backroads, and trails found there. He shares his expertise of the area with others as a long time chronicler of riding Colorado, on and off road, in print and on the web. His images and videos have long captured the motorcycle magic of Colorado.

Praise For The Complete Guide to Motorcycling Colorado: The Definitive Reference for ALL the Best Roads, Rides, and Tips

"...I've been living and riding in Colorado for over 10 years and every one of my favorite roads is listed, plus hundreds more that I now want to explore. The Complete Guide to Motorcycling Colorado is a fantastic guide to riding the state. It probably contains every paved road worth riding, as well as many mild dirt roads. And the included history makes great rides even better by giving the rider an appreciation of the men who built those roads and why." - by Jim Stanley, in Motorcycle Consumer News

"This book came across my desk at just the right time. This July I took a trip down south to North Carolina and Tennessee, where the temperatures were in the mid 90’s, with humidity to match. So I vowed to travel to a cooler climate next summer, and this book has inspired me to discover what Colorado has to offer." - by Ken "Hawkeye" Glassman,

"I really see riders with a map spread out on the work bench holding the Motorcycling Colorado book and dreaming of their ride.  The anticipation of a great trip is an essential part of the entire experience and these two resources help foster that dream." - Justin Bradshaw, Butler Maps