About this event
June 22, 2024 to June 29, 2024
Hosted by the Continental Divide and Colorado Regions of the Sports Car Club of America.
The 2024 Colorado Adventure Rally is a week long rally vacation through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is not a race. It is a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally where the game is precision driving, maintaining an assigned average speed (never above the legal speed limit), and arriving at multiple checkpoints at precisely the right time. You’ll be assigned penalty points for being too fast or too slow at each checkpoint. Trophies will be awarded to the teams with the fewest penalty points. No prior rally experience is required and any type of street legal car is welcome.
The rally route includes both paved and unpaved roads. Approximately 25% of the rally route is unpaved. All of the roads on the rally can be safely traversed by any street legal car. This is a Regional Tour rally so there are no tricks or traps, just easy to follow route instructions, gorgeous scenery, and roads that are great fun to drive.
Colorado Adventure Rally Itinerary
Sunday, June 23, 2024: Rally from Denver to Glenwood Springs, CO. Check-in at Glenwood hotel for two nights.
Monday, June 24: Free day for activities in Glenwood Springs. Your choices include Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Adventure Park, Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, visiting nearby Aspen, riding the Aspen Silver Queen gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain, and the Lost Forest in Snowmass.
Tuesday, June 25: Rally from Glenwood Springs to Ouray, CO. Check-in at Ouray hotel for two nights.
Wednesday, June 26: Free day for activities in Ouray. Choices include Jeep rental to drive the 4X4 mountain trails, driving the Million Dollar Highway over Red Mountain Pass to Silverton and Durango, hot springs pools.
Thursday, June 27: Rally from Ouray to Buena Vista, CO. Check-in at Buena Vista hotel for two nights.
Friday, June 28: Free day for activities in Buena Vista. Choices include whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, float trip (no rapids) on the Arkansas River, hot springs pool.
Saturday, June 29: Rally from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs. Optional side trips up Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Awards dinner Saturday evening in Colorado Springs.
Entry fee: $1495/team (2 people required in each car). Add $100 if neither team member is an SCCA member.
Hotels: We will arrange for a group discount rate at a hotel in each city (Denver, Glenwood Springs, Ouray, Buena Vista, Colorado Springs). You’ll make your own hotel reservations but are not obligated to stay at the rally hotels. The cost of hotels is not included in the rally registration fee. We expect your cost for 6 nights of hotels to be around $1600.
Activities: We’ll provide a list of activities for you to choose from on each of the three activity days. The cost of these activities is not included in the rally registration fee in order to provide you with complete flexibility of choice.
Cars: Any type of street legal car is permitted. All rally roads can be traversed by any type of car.
Rally experience: No prior rally experience is required. The rally is suitable for the full range of experience from expert to ‘never ran a rally before’.
- Any street legal car.
- Each team consists of 2 people per car – driver and navigator.
- An Android or Apple smartphone. All checkpoint timing and scoring will be done by a free app (the Richta Competitor GPS Checkpoint app) that you’ll run on your smartphone during the rally. This app will record your arrival time at each checkpoint and then immediately announce your score to you. (1 penalty point for each second that you are early or late) You’ll use this instant feedback to improve your rally driving skills as the rally progresses.
- Drive safely and courteously at all times. Reckless or dangerous driving is cause for disqualification.
Classes: Contestants should register in one of these three Classes.
Equipped – any means of calculating whether you are early or late is permitted in this Class. Rally computers, calculators, laptops, and rally apps are all permitted in the Class. Any type of odometer is allowed including GPS odometers.
Stock - mileage measurement is restricted to only the car's stock, tenth reading odometer. No GPS odometers allowed. Any method of calculating with this mileage is allowed.
SOP (Seat of the Pants) – no means of calculating whether you are early or late is permitted in this Class. Contestants may only use their speedometer and the Richta Competitor app to estimate where they are with respect to being on time. Team members may not perform any math.
Note that the Richta Competitor app that everyone will use for checkpoint timing and scoring will provide feedback on how early or late you are at each checkpoint.
Entry fee: $1495/team if either driver or navigator or both are SCCA members. $1595/team if neither person is an SCCA member.
Payment/cancellation: The entry fee will not be charged to your credit card until March 15, 2024. Entries cancelled prior to March 15, 2024 have no cancellation fee.
Entries cancelled between March 15, 2024 and May 15, 2024 will receive a refund of monies paid less a $250 cancellation charge. Entries cancelled after May 15, 2024 will not receive any refund.
Questions about the event? Address them to Jim Crittenden at email@example.com