Colorado Dreamin’ – Co 141, Gateway Resort ending in Ouray.
I know I have said it in every post, but today was one of my favorite days for the tour. Colorado 141 has always been a great ride. We found out about it years ago from our friend Tom Oliver. One of the best things he has ever done for us… I kid.. I kid.. haha
We stayed at the Alpine Inn in Gunnison and I have to say the motel was very nice, well priced and very clean. It is the third time we have stayed there and they never disappoint,.
We took off down Highway 50 towards Montrose. This is a great stretch of road with many highspeed sweepers and great views.
It gets a little boring as you wind your way through the valley. However once you get to the turn off for 141 it gets all better and you are reminded why you rode so far out of the way.
We followed 141 into Gateway. We filled up with fuel and decided to spend some time in the resort. Some of the group went to the auto museum while the others had a little ice cream break. It was a nice break.
If you have to get stopped by construction – This is not a bad place.
We took some pictures of the group while getting gas and relaxing. Here is the gang!
Kris & Linda – They celebrated their wedding anniversary on this trip!
Lisa & Linda – Sisters
Bill & Gayla
The infamous BOB
Jamie & I
After a short break at the resort we were back on the road. CO 141 goes from desert to mountains and back all on the same journey. The resort is such a nice place. I have never been there when it has been busy and the service is always good.
We ran across these two guys a couple of times on this journey. Good guys!
You could take hours just riding and stopping to admire the scenery. the views are breath taking and the riding is phenomenal. We truly enjoyed our day of riding on CO 141.
We rolled into Ouray around 4:30PM. We all just wanted to get checked in and take a shower as we saw temps in the upper 80’s earlier in the day. We stopped by the Ouray Brewery for a couple of drinks before having a wonderful steak dinner at Outlaws to end the evening. This was a fantastic day of riding. We dodged rain again today. Hoping that trend continues tomorrow.