Wellsville to Howard (North) - 2/21/13 version

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The Wellsville to Howard (North) area consists of BLM land north of Wellsville and Howard. There are five BLM motorized routes and many spurs. The area is often rideable in winter because it doesn't get much snow.

The BLM motorized routes make up a large loop - along the Arkansas River, north in a sand wash, and return on a power line road. The spurs are located throughout the loop. The routes are mostly easy dirt roads, with a sandy section and some hills to keep things interesting. The total riding mileage is about xx miles, so all routes can easily be ridden in a day.

The map clip on the right --->  shows the loop and spurs. Click the map to see a larger jpg version showing the entire area (print for reference).

Click Off-highway Vehicles and then "Wellsville to Howard" on the lower right to get a pdf map of the area.

DIRECTIONS: From Salida, drive east on Highway 50 about 5 miles to Wellsville. Turn left onto CR xx and follow the gently curving road, crossing the train tracks and then to an intersection. Bear right and then bear right again at the next close-by intersection, then follow the road to Howard. The historical signs along the road are interesting. See the map for more details and the rest of the loop.

No YouTube videos; check back in the spring.

See Dual Sport Riding in Central Colorado for information about other areas and rides.

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