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WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West

Posted By: EffBee

WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/06/13 06:41 PM


THIS IS FORUM WHERE YOU CAN SUGGEST FUTURE UNRALLY LOCATIONS IN THE WEST.

As you travel, by bike, car, for pleasure or on business, if you encounter a location for an UnRally that you feel meets the parameters set forth in the Guidelines Thread, please post your suggestions below.

Please Include just the basics:

1. Location
2. Some suggested hotels, each capable of housing all of us.

If someone likes the location and wants to create a proposal around it, that would be great. Or if YOU want to put together an UnRally proposal, we would welcome it.

Let's see what great locations you can come up with!
Posted By: Whip

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/12/13 05:38 PM

This place looked like it could work.


..more info here.
Posted By: EffBee

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/12/13 06:56 PM

Looks like it has potential. I'm gonna have to pack my Lucheses.
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/12/13 08:44 PM

Fond memories of Rt 160 last time I headed to Torrey. cool
Posted By: TNT

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/25/13 04:45 PM

Yes, and HW 149 over to Gun is one of the best roads in Colorado IMO. thumbsup thumbsup
Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 09/25/13 10:12 PM

Originally Posted By: TNT
Yes, and HW 149 over to Gun is one of the best roads in Colorado IMO. thumbsup thumbsup


+1 grin
Posted By: TNT

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 10/01/13 04:18 AM

Never was anything wrong with Gunnison,CO and the KOA in Gunnison. last time was 2006, that was a blast. What a good time, good roads and good friends.
Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 10/02/13 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: TNT
Never was anything wrong with Gunnison,CO and the KOA in Gunnison. last time was 2006, that was a blast. What a good time, good roads and good friends.


My first UN and it was great. IIRC Tank had a broken rear frame and it was taken to a welder in town who fixed him up good as new.
Posted By: demenshea

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 10/07/13 04:37 PM

Just throwing it out there, but Orifino, ID has some amazing nearby roads, the setting is beautiful and there is an awesome motel that could be taken over by us. grin
http://www.konkolvillemotel.com/index.html

I have stayed at the Konokolville Motel and it's quite nice, well priced and has a grill your own steak meal and a pool. They love motorcyclists! Just a thought...

I have only attended the UnRally in John Day which was also pretty darned nice!!
Posted By: TNT

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 10/08/13 03:25 AM

looks nice
Posted By: blaisew

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 10/13/13 03:03 AM

Idaho sounds great!
Posted By: 3Putt

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 11/13/13 05:08 PM

I say we ask Michael to reload Lake Topaz! Great location, it had on-site everything, and the riding could not have been better.



Posted By: Tank

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/09/13 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: TNT
Never was anything wrong with Gunnison,CO and the KOA in Gunnison. last time was 2006, that was a blast. What a good time, good roads and good friends.


My first UN and it was great. IIRC Tank had a broken rear frame and it was taken to a welder in town who fixed him up good as new.





Bud, that was Randy with the broken rear frame…. I just had the tools to help him remove enough parts to let the welder have room to work…. turned into a all day affair. More Gunnison please.
Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/11/13 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Tank
Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: TNT
Never was anything wrong with Gunnison,CO and the KOA in Gunnison. last time was 2006, that was a blast. What a good time, good roads and good friends.


My first UN and it was great. IIRC Tank had a broken rear frame and it was taken to a welder in town who fixed him up good as new.






Bud, that was Randy with the broken rear frame…. I just had the tools to help him remove enough parts to let the welder have room to work…. turned into a all day affair. More Gunnison please.


Thanks for the correction Tank! My memory has always been bad and now it's getting worse so someone has to keep me on the straight and narrow. Who had the rear with the cord showing?

Going to be in Gunny next summer while spending two weeks in CO with my ridding buddy. Good times, good people, good memories.

First time I had met anyone from BMWST face to face, except for Dances with Dogs who was in Morrison, CO for the regular Saturday Beemer breakfast.
Posted By: EffBee

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/12/13 01:44 AM

It's obvious that everyone loves Colorado. And we've had Uns at Gunnison twice, and in Salida (65 miles to the east). I'm looking into a possible location in Montrose, CO, about 65mi west of Gunny. The location there has 67 rooms, which will hold about 85 people, has a nice pool in an enclosed area with a thatch roof patio and 2-3 BBQ's, the Red Barn (a sports bar and restaurant) is 30 yards away, there's a liquor store across the street as well as a Chinese restaurant. For those wishing to camp, take a look at the KOA Campground in Montrose, which is about .3mi from the hotel. Very, very nice.

The hotel offers a reasonably hearty free breakfast, a bike washing station, and is located at the top end of the Million Dollar Highway, the Uncompahgre Forest, riding loops through Durango, Wolf Creek Pass, Slumgullion Pass, Lake City and back, as well as Telluride, through Dolores, back through Durango and up the Million$$Hwy, to name just a few. And the dual-sport riding is almost endless.

For the adventurous, Moab and back is a day ride, and for the really crazy, you can leave Montrose at 5AM, take the twisty route through Blanding UT, and up UT 395 and 24 to have lunch in Torrey (about 7 hrs) and get home just about the time the sun sets.

In case anyone wants to ride something with more than two wheels, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad out of Durango is a full day adventure, including herds of deer on CO50 on your late afternoon return from Durango. But don't worry, the speed limit on CO50 (Mil$$Hwy) is a mere 25 in many places.

I also understand that if you ride over to Whip and Lousie's new drug store in Salida, you get 10% off a root beer phosphate.

I'm not proposing this, but I thought I'd throw the location into the discussion since we keep hearing the echo of people who say, "COLORADO, Colorado, colorado."

Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/15/13 01:13 PM

A big +1 on Montrose!!!!!
Posted By: Bullett

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 01/20/14 02:56 AM

From Montrose, the Gateway Auto Museum (in Gateway, CO)
would be a nice day ride diversion. They have a really nice collection of American cars, and, when we were there a few years back, an OC chopper was on display.
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 03/30/14 05:46 PM

http://www.redlodge.com

MB>
Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/01/14 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric


At the end of the Beartooth! clap
Posted By: Matts_12GS

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/03/14 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: mbelectric


At the end of the Beartooth! clap


Only a couple days away. I like it.
Posted By: Limecreek

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/06/14 03:58 PM

Red Lodge is my first stop on the way back to TX from the 2014 UN in WA. It will be my first trip back to Red Lodge since the UN in Cody, WY and would make an excellent location for a future rally.

It is hard to believe the Cody UN was 10 years ago. Where has the time gone??
Posted By: beemerboy

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/08/14 01:26 AM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric


Been to Red Lodge, MT is beautiful and I could go there again. CO? I dunno. Gunny, Salida, or Montrose would make me feel like a slacker but who am I to go against the grain? On the other hand the prospect of getting 10% off a root beer phosphate at Mr. & Mrs. Whip's store is very appealing!!
Posted By: Bud

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/15/14 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Limecreek
Red Lodge is my first stop on the way back to TX from the 2014 UN in WA. It will be my first trip back to Red Lodge since the UN in Cody, WY and would make an excellent location for a future rally.

It is hard to believe the Cody UN was 10 years ago. Where has the time gone??


Who are those young people? grin
Posted By: Bill Spurgeon

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 05/27/15 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: 3Putt
I say we ask Michael to reload Lake Topaz! Great location, it had on-site everything, and the riding could not have been better.



I think this is an excellent idea.
Posted By: EffBee

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 05/28/15 06:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Bill Spurgeon
Originally Posted By: 3Putt
I say we ask Michael to reload Lake Topaz! Great location, it had on-site everything, and the riding could not have been better.



I think this is an excellent idea.


I had this discussion with Michael, at his home, on my way back from the Moscow, ID UnRally. Unfortunately, Michael is out of motorcycling and is deeply into velocars. He said that while the facility and the management at Topaz Lake would welcome us, someone else would have to actually organize the event.
Posted By: TNT

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 08/23/15 12:01 PM

FYI: Bear lodge in the Bighorns did an outstanding job for the GS Giants this July. Maybe this can work sometime in the future. http://www.bearlodgeresort.com/
Posted By: Heck

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 11/08/16 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric



Psychic??
Posted By: Whip

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/08/16 09:21 PM

Vancouver and Whistler Mountain
Posted By: mbelectric

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/09/16 12:46 AM

http://www.arizona-leisure.com/white-mountains-alpine-arizona.html

Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Tombstone, Sedona.

http://www.talwiwi.com/home-1.html

wave

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Posted By: realshelby

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 12/09/16 09:52 PM

Originally Posted By: mbelectric


That is right on route 191. Finest road I have yet to ride!
Posted By: Whip

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/26/17 10:15 AM

Deadwood South Dakota
Posted By: chrisolson

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 04/28/17 04:27 AM

That works for me !
Posted By: Rider1200RT

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 05/01/17 06:16 PM

I'd be good with Cody WY as well as anywhere in CO.... revit My first UNrally was in Cody in 2004 and it was a great location. I have been back there a few times since as the museum is worth the trip as well as the proximity to Yellowstone and some awesome roads too..
Posted By: Endobobdds

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 05/04/17 01:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Whip
Deadwood South Dakota


That would be a great location for both the east and west coast board members! thumbsup
Posted By: Ken S

Re: WEST: Suggested Unrally Locations in the West - 05/04/17 02:00 AM

Originally Posted By: realshelby
Originally Posted By: mbelectric


That is right on route 191. Finest road I have yet to ride!


I agree that this would be an interesting location. In addition to Hwy 191, beautiful rides on Hwy 78 into NM, through Gila National Forest, Hwy 52 through the Mimbres Mountains, to the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge, ... .
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