Great Sand Dunes Adventure JULY 26-28 '24

      Hooper, CO, USA

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      Exit Tours MC
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      6 reviews
      Jul 26 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Great Sand Dunes Adventure JULY 26-28 '24
      Hooper, CO, USA

      Exit Tours MC
      • Email address verified
      6 reviews

      Jul 26 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

      Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Adventure Motorcycle Ride

      July 26-28 ’24  A 3 Day 500+ mile Adventure Ride

      From the World Arena in Colorado Springs.


      Ride to the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs on Day 1. 

      Day 2 ride to the Big Bend of the Arkansas River. 

      Day 3 Return to COS from Salida on a 65% off-road loop.


      Ride old Railroad Right-of-ways around Pike Peak on the way to the Great Sand Dunes.

      Challenging or easy loops on Day 1 & 2.

      Over Medano Pass into the back of the Dunes on a Jeep Road.

      Or avoid the sand entirely over Pass Creek Pass.

      Ride up Pikes Peak on Day 3 if you wish.


      Arrive in Colorado Springs on Thursday July 25. 

      Stay at the Colorado Springs La Quinta at the World Arena on Thursday and Sunday night.

      Camp or Lodge at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Friday.

      Camp at the Drift In on the Big Bend of the Arkansas River Saturday. 

      Or Lodge in Poncha Springs or Salida.

      Camping is Included both nights.

      Soaking at the Hot Springs is included Friday.


      Ride Itinerary: exittoursmc.wetravel.com/trips/great-sand-dunes-adventure-itinerary

      What's Included:

       Included with your Club Membership for Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Adventure:

      • Phone compatible Ride with GPS Tracks   
      • 3 Days of riding
      • Challenging or Easy Loops
      • FRIDAY
      • Glamping Cabins held at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs (2 available, Not Included)
      • Plenty of Camping space for Tents at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs 
      • Entry and soaking at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool included
      • Dining is available at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs (Not Included)
      • Club supplies Breakfast Saturday morning at the GSD Hot Springs
      • Entry and soaking at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool and hot tubs is included

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      • SATURDAY
      • Reserved camping at a Drift In Bar & Grill and Campground on the Arkansas River  
      • Lodging Held at the Poncha Lodge (3 miles away, not Included)
      • Dinner Saturday & Breakfast Sunday at the Drift-In is Included

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      • SUNDAY
      • Breakfast at the Drift-In on the Arkansas River
      • Ride up Ute Pass to the High Plains behind the Front Range
      • To the South Platte River
      • Backroads to Woodland Park
      • Rampart Range Road to Garden of the Gods
      • Option to ride up Pikes Peaks 
      • Ride old RR Lines to Cheyenne Canyon and back to COS
      • Local support
      • Chase Truck
      • Exit Tours Motorcycle Club membership
      • Ride with GPS Club membership
      • Camaraderie of Like-minded enthusiasts
      • Campfires
      • T-shirt
      • Discounted Lodging is available at the La Quinta World Arena Hotel in Colorado Springs. (Thursday and Sunday)
      • SEE THE DISCOUNTED LODGING SECTION BELOW.

      The Great Sand  Dunes Hot Springs Adventure stages and parks and starts at the secure and patrolled Colorado Springs La Quinta World Arena. Parking is Free.


      This  is a club adventure ride, not a race, so all motorcycles should be  plated and insured on this self-guided GPS based adventure.

      Webpage Links:

      FACEBOOK PAGE

      Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs ADV ride on Facebook 


      LINK:

      https://www.facebook.com/gsdhotspringsadventure/

      Great Sand Dunes PHOTO SHARE FILES

      DISCOUNTED LODGING INFO

       RIDE HQ in Colorado Springs 

      Thursday July 25 and Sunday July 28

      • Discounted Lodging at the La Quinta World Arena Inn & Suites in Colorado Springs. 
      • (Thursday and Sunday)
      • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Colorado Springs South  
      • 2750 Geyser Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 
      • Off I-25 near the Broadmoor World Arena
      • Use this Code:  CGETMC  
      • PHONE:  719-527-4788  
      • Click on these Links below for Lodging at La Quinta


      • If you don't wish to Camp Day 2, Saturday. 
      • The Lodge at Poncha Springs         

      What’s not included

      • Lodging
        Lodging Options available
      • Dinner Friday
        Dinner included Saturday
      • Lunch
        Available on the route
      • Adult Beverages
        Available in moderation
      • Gas
        Available on the route

      Available Packages

      Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs ADV ride
      Available until July 15, 2024

       WHAT IS INCLUDED ON THIS ADVENTURE RIDE TO THE GREAT SAND DUNES HOT SPRINGS ?

      • GPS Tracks of a spectacular route you would not typically do on your own.
      • Ride with GPS Club membership
      • Exit Tours MC Club Membership
      • Camping at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool Friday night 
      • Soaking at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool Friday night 
      • Camping on the Arkansas River Saturday Night.

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      • Gear portage so you may ride unencumbered
      • Campfires
      • Camaraderie of Like-minded individuals
      • Chase truck
      • Local support
      • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Morning 
      • Coffee
      • Saturday Dinner is included at the Drift-In Bar & Grill
         
      • T-shirt
      • Stickers
      • Finisher Pin
      • Trail snacks & bottled water

      Fill out form and use this discount code 2NDRIDE if this is your 2nd or subsequent ride:


      2NDRIDE
      $75 OFF


      Fill out another form for a relative and use discount code RELATIVE for your son,brother, Dad, uncle, wife, daughter.

      RELATIVE
      $125 OFF


      PAYPAL OPTION LINK

      $450
      Deposit: $125

      Available options

      Glamping Cabins available Friday Night
      $150
      only 1 left

      Rent a Glamping Cabin that will sleep 2 for Friday night. One person reserve and share however you like.

      Itinerary

      Great Sand Dunes ADV
      Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Adventure Ride

      Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Adventure Ride

      July 26-28 ’24 


      3 Day Adventure Ride to the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs and the Arkansas River. The Great Sand Dunes Loop is a spectacular 3 Day 500+ mile Adventure loop.

      • That doesn’t just take you down the Highway to get there. 
      • Day 1 the loop visits old  mining towns, railroad stops and takes little used dirt roads on a  circuitous route from Colorado Springs to overnight at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs.

      On Day 1 there is a Challenging route over a 10k foot Medano pass, into the back of the Sand Dunes. 


      Or you could ride an easier Alternate loop from Silvercliffe and avoid Medano Pass entirely. 

      • Ride over Pass Creek Pass and La Veta Pass and avoid the sand all-together. 

      On Day 2 ride over 4 Passes on a semi Challenging off-road loop to the Big Bend of the Arkansas River.


      Or on Day 2 ride over 5 passes on a easier loop. (2 passes paved) to the river via the Highest Pass on Hwy 50. 

      • The easier loop is longer and possibly more scenic.

      Camping is included at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs on Friday, as is soaking or swimming at the Hot Springs pools.Glamping cabins are available at the GSD Hot Springs.  

      • Saturday Camping is included at the Drift-In Bar & Grill, right on the Arkansas River.  

       

      From Colorado Springs the Loop to the Great Sand Dunes entails:

      Day 1

      1. Staging in long term parking at the secure Colorado Springs Wold Arena La Quinta
      2. Stagecoach road to the old Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek & Victor old railroad right-of-way.
      3. Gold Camp Road to the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine.
      4. Victor Pass
      5. The Old mining town of Victor
      6. Phantom Canyon old railroad right-of-way
      7. Canon City
      8. Oak Creek Grade
      9. Westcliffe & Fuel
      10. Wet Mountain Valley

      Challenging Loop

      1. Medano Pass
      2. Medano Jeep road
      3. The Great Sand Dunes National Park

       Alternate Easier Loop

      1. The Easier Loop that avoids the Sand and Medano Pass:
      2. Goes over dirt Pass Creek Pass 
      3. Paved La Veta Pass
      4. To the Great Sand Dunes National Park
      5. Sand Dunes Hot Springs

      Day 2 Route Includes:
       

      Challenging Route:

      1. Town of Center & fuel
      2. La Garita
      3. Canero Pass
      4. Sanderson Stagecoach road
      5. The town of Saguache & fuel
      6. Ute Pass
      7. Bonanza
      8. Visit the Cucomomga Mine
      9. Otto Mears Toll-road
      10. Silvercreek
      11. Shirley Townsite
      12. Mears Junction
      13. Poncha Pass
      14. Big Bend of the Arkansas River 

      Easier & Longer Loop Day 2 Loop:

      1. Town of Center & fuel
      2. Canero Pass
      3. La Garita
      4. Sanderson Stagecoach road
      5. Saguache & fuel
      6. Poncha Pass
      7. Mears Junction
      8. Marshall Pass old railroad right-of-way
      9. Sargents
      10. Old Monarch Pass
      11. Monarch Summit
      12. Big Bend of the Arkansas River

       

      Day 3 Route Includes:

      1. River Road along the Arkansas River
      2. Smeltertown Smokestack
      3. Ute Trial from Salida
      4. High Plains East of Salida
      5. Hwy 9
      6. Dirt roads west of Pikes Peak
      7. Jeep road to 11 Mile Canyon
      8. 11 Mile Canyon old railroad right-of-way
      9. South Platte River
      10. Dirt Back roads from Florissant
      11. Hwy 24 old railroad right-of-way
      12. The town of Divide
      13. Woodland Park old railroad right-of-way
      14. Rampart Range Road
      15. Garden of the Gods or Pikes Peak
      16. (Your Choice if you want to Ride Up Pikes Peak)
      17. Cheyenne Canyon old railroad right-of-way

      See this Link for more Descriptions and photos:

      https://advtours.com/gsd-hot-springs-more-info/



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      ET
      Exit Tours MC
      6 reviews
      Exit Tours MC is a Unique Club Concept. If you are looking for a challenging ride in spectacular scenery, look no further than Exit Tours MC. Exit Tours is actually a non-profit motorcycle club that puts on Limited Entry Club Rides for 3 disciplines. Dual Sport, Singletrack and Adventure bikes. Amazing destinations in CO, CA, AZ, NM, NV, UT, Baja to Los Cabos & even rides in Cuba! These club rides are open to any Like-minded enthusiasts. These are not beginner rides. Though they do offer routes around many challenging sections.

      Reviews

      MM
      A great group of like-minded moto enthusiasts. A great time was had by all! Bonfire and music with laser light show was once again top notch!
      By Mark M for Free Father's Day ride on Jul 01, 2024
      Exit Tours nailed it yet again! We had some great music and light shows by one big stud of a DJ, loads of good friends and family, totally inappropriate bonfires, and a flame thrower! The planned rides were all amazing. Sunday breakfast was on point as well. This is a great event to get to know other moto minded people. Can't wait for another Exit Tours ride!
      By Kevin G for Free Father's Day ride on Jun 27, 2024
      JR
      Had a wonderful time. Very well planned and prepped. Good times had by all. Will do it again if we get the opportunity.
      By Jeff R for Free Father's Day ride on Jun 26, 2024
      My wife and I had a great time. Views from the camp were stellar! Breakfast was good and plenty. A grill was available Saturday evening for you to BBQ what you brought. Campfire was he best ever and the light show with the great sound system made the whole experience legendary! The routes were many and varied with memories guaranteed. There were maps and apps for all the rides. A great group showed up and I will definitely be in for another Exit Tour adventure.
      By STEVE P for Free Father's Day ride on Jun 18, 2024
      My first experience with Exit Tours. Well organized, friendly people, great routes, good efficient communication. I will definitely be back and recommend you try them.
      By George E for Free Father's Day ride on Jun 18, 2024
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