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Rider Resources


To help you enjoy the ride-safely-we have compiled a list of top rider resources.

Colorado Motorcycle Skill Rating Map
Make your ride more enjoyable and safer. Our color-coded map indicates easy, moderate and difficult routes across Colorado, so that riders can plan according to their skill level. 

Today's CURRENT Road Conditions for Trip Planning!

Visit COtrip.org to get the latest road conditions.

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Denver Northwest

Downloads below show the details you need for biking these areas!

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Colorado Springs South West

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Colorado Northeast

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Colorado Southeast

Colorado Cities

Check out where the "best" cities are in relation to the mountains.

Map of Colorado Railroads

Incredible hidden Train Museum!
Models and great history is contained under Union Station.
A secret that should seen! Very Cool!!!

Fasttrack Map in Denver

Download PDF of Routes for Fastrack Routes

  • Today is NEW! Get busy! Live it!

    We love Colorado!!!
    Ours is a "TODAY" perspective. Fresh with a touch of wow.

    This site will give you a step into the "not so popular" but ever so incredible, world of Underground Denver.

    We see Colorado as a land of opportunity. Denver is a hub located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains.

    Recent legislation has changed the fabric of the business community.

    Our newsletter points out some not-so obvious indications that Colorado is progressive, innovative and a very wide-open place!

    Fishing, Camping, Local Hiking, Music, Entertainment and shops and restaurants are part of every community and this publication will be the inside view to many incredible adventures.

  • This is not NEWS! Many "Kickstarter's" are in town!

    The roads are crowded and the lines seem much longer! You are all seeing it in real-time.

    In a "boost up" effort - we are creating a newsletter for you.

    We provide candid, real information. It is for people considering:

    1) A job change,

    2) A new start-up city after graduation or for any other worldly reason.

    We spotlight many "un-publicized" or "under-promoted" details on housing, quick-apply job services as well as local agencies.

    We want you to get established immediately so the place you live is comfortable and welcoming.

    This is the place you love and want to live in!

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    Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.

    VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.
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Tourism, travel, and recreation

Colorado

Tourism is making a comeback in the state as a result of improved funding and attention to the industry. A major slump for the industry began in 1993, when voters discontinued the state tourism tax. This resulted in a loss of $2.3 billion dollars per year and a 33% decrease in Colorado's market share. The legislature reinstated funding of $6 million in 1999 and in 2000 the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) was established as a branch of the office of Economic Development and International Trade. The new CTO is led by a 13-member board of directors representing various segments of the industry.

Throughout the 1990s, Denver grew by an average of a 1,000 people a week with more than 500,000 people moving into the area in a decade.

The growth rate has continued.  In 2014, Denver was ranked by Forbes as the sixth fastest growing city in the United States. Tourism in Denver has mirrored this growth. 

Since 2005, Denver has experienced a 48% increase in tourism, growing to a record 14 million overnight visitors in 2013, who spent a record $4 billion. 

  • Over the same time period, national tourism has increased only 15%.
  • The state had over 34 million visitors.
  • Tourism accounts for over 200,000 jobs within the state.
  • Scenery, history, and skiing combine to make Colorado a prime tourist Mecca.
  • Vail is the most popular ski resort center, followed by Keystone and Steamboat.
  • Skiing aside, the state's most popular attraction is the US Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs.
  • Nearby are Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods (featuring unusual red sandstone formations), and Manitou Springs, a resort center. Besides its many museums, parks, and rebuilt Larimer Square district, Denver's main attraction is the US Mint.

All nine national forests in Colorado are open for camping, as are the state's two national parks: Rocky Mountain, encompassing 265,000 acres (107,000 hectares) in the Front Range; and Mesa Verde, 52,000 acres (2l,000 hectares) of mesas and canyons in the southwest.

Other attractions include:

  • the fossil beds at Dinosaur National Monument,
  • Indian cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde,
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison,
  • Colorado National Monument at Fruita,
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area,
  • Florissant Fossil Beds,
  • Great Sand Dunes,
  • Hovenweep National Monument,
  • Durango-Silverton steam train,
  • and white-water rafting on the Colorado, Green, and Yampa rivers.