Sat, Jun 17, 2023

Northern Colorado Spring Drive

Colorado Welcome Center

About this event


The tour will start out at the Colorado Welcome Center (3745 E. Prospect Road just west of I-25 at Prospect Road Exit 268. Go about ¼ mile west to the first light, and turn left to the parking areas. This is where the group will gather to use the facilities and take a brief break to freshen up and re-fuel for the exciting drive ahead. Here, we will divide the group into four different subgroups so that we can better manage all levels of drivers

The actual drive will begin with a trip north from Fort Collins on Hwy 287, where we will turn west (Hwy 14) and travel up the Poudre Canyon to Cameron Pass. This scenic road is a very special two-lane ribbon of twists near the Poudre River that will satisfy all true car enthusiasts. We’ll plan a brief rest stop on Cameron Pass and then on to Walden for a special buffet feast at the famous “River Rock Cafe tucked into the heart of North Park and surrounded by mountain peaks.  A hard surface parking lot is behind Main Street where we can park our “special” cars. Expect a soup and sandwich bar to cost about $20/person with tax and tip included.

After lunch, it's south to Rand on Hwy 125 and over Willow Creek Pass. This is one of Colorado’s premier Sports car routes; you really don’t want to miss this road with long sweeping curves, beautiful high alpine meadows, and great mountain scenery.  Just keep your eyes on the road!  It ranks as a must-drive in my logbook every year. Then we come back down to earth in Granby where we stop to share an afternoon of Ice Cream treats.

The DENVER DRIVERS should plan on leaving the 120th Ave Park and Ride (Wagon Wheel lot) no later than 8:30 am.  We “lucky” Northern Colorado Homeboys will be meeting you at 9:30 am for departure from the Colorado Visitors Center.

Organizer / Contact for Information:  Gary Odehnal at (970) 219-9821.

Required registration for this free event. No walk-ups for this event.


This driving event is held on public roads. Individuals participating must observe and abide by all traffic laws at all times
Notification of a weather-related cancelation will go out by 7 am to your RMC BMW CCA email on the day of the drive



Event requirements

Event requirements: Please bring water, snacks, clothing, and other necessities to keep both people and cars happy at high altitudes in Colorado. 

Entries (26)

Jeff Grant
Douglas Beuerman
Denise Bronson
Michael Lucero
Pete Francis
Bill Florence
Grady Hurwitz
John England

Colorado Welcome Center

Fort Collins, CO


Fun Run/Tour organized by

BMW CCA - Rocky Mountain - Socials, Drives and Tours

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