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Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

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Chico, CA
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Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

We will be traveling from Ouray to Park City, UT in June by motorcycle. I am looking for suggestions on the most scenic route and a suggestion as to where to stop overnight. Would prefer staying where we would be able to walk to dinner.

Thank you for your help.

Nederland, Colorado
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1. Re: Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

You may want to post this is the Utah forum as your drive time in Colorado will only be a couple of hours.

WestSlope,CO
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2. Re: Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

From which direction will you be arriving in Ouray?

You could go west at Ridgway and proceed over Dallas Divide. Two options then...either go on to Norwood, Naturita, Paradox, Moab, Green River; or a little longer but more scenic IMO, 145 to Telluride and over Lizard Head Pass to Dolores, Dove Creek, Monticello, Moab etc.

Moab wouldn't be halfway, but if you made that your overnight stop you'd have time to explore SE Utah and a little of Arches NP before heading on to Park City the next day.

Chico, CA
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3. Re: Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

Thank you for your reply. We will be arriving in Ouray from Durango. I have always wanted to see Telluride (we are from California), so I appreciate your suggestion, which sounds terrific. We did spend a couple of days in Moab several years ago and enjoyed the area.

WestSlope,CO
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4. Re: Overnight Stop from Ouray to Park City, UT

You're welcome! I think you will love the ride from Ouray to Telluride/Dolores and then to Moab. I don't know the Moab area well enough to suggest lodging within walking distance of restaurants, but if you don't hear from someone, you could post on the Moab forum or do a forum search there. There's bound to be plenty of options.

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