Spanish Border ADV Ride




October 17-20 2020  Saturday to Tuesday


START: Antonito, CO

SATURDAY NIGHT:  Rio Grande Gorge, NM


MONDAY NIGHT:  Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool, CO



7 AM to 9 AM on the 17th


Old Antonito High School

River Ave & 7th Street

Antonito, Colorado, 81120



The Spanish Border ADV ride will take place in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, in the Rio Grande River & Southern San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

You will have the opportunity to ride and camp right on the Rio Grande Gorge, stay in Taos, ride into the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and soak and camp at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool.

The ride will be like they were in the early days. You won’t find games, talks, or seminars. You will find a spectacular ADV loop and the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts around a bonfire.

An Epic 4 day ride & event from October 17 to 20th, 2020

This adventure ride will be suitable for 600cc to Open Adventure Bikes.

2 track, dirt roads and as little pavement as possible. Route will be 2-up Friendly.

This year the ride will start at the Wayne’s World Old Antonito High School in Antonito, Colorado. On the border with New Mexico. Antonito is the kick-off point for the Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad.

We will take over the Old High School Gym. You may sleep in the Gym or in one of several classrooms on the first floor of the gym. Shower in the old sports showers and use the clean flush toilets. Or if you wish, camp outdoors. Your Truck will be safe securely parked at the old High School. This is a thoroughly Epic locale you cannot enjoy on your own.

Please see the FAQ page for Frequently Asked Questions and Area Info/Lodging for more Info on the area.

Day 1 on Saturday we will follow the Old Spanish Trail towards Santa Fe. Stop for Lunch ‘on you’ at the old Chili Line Railroad Depot. Then spend the night camping along the utterly spectacular Rio Grande Gorge.


The Ride will include LUGGAGE PORTAGE so you may ride unencumbered by camping gear. AND INCLUDE DINNER and BREAKFAST from Friday to Tuesday. We will also supply porta-potties at the Rio Grande Gorge.

Day 2 on Sunday we will ride down into the Rio Grande Gorge on our way towards Taos, New Mexico. Ride above Taos and then spend the night in Taos @ a Hotel ‘on you’. Shower, have dinner and rest up for the Adventure back into Southern Colorado.

On Monday Day 3 we will ride to the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool, where we have rented the campgrounds. You will have a choice on how you get the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs.

  1. Over La Veta Pass to Pass Creek.
  2. Or turn before the Mountains and ride pavement to the Great Sand Dunes.

If you choose the Pass Creek route, you will then ride in the dirt over 10,000+ foot Medano Pass into the the back of the Great Sand Dunes, ride the sand road out of the dunes and enjoy an epic route and 9 creek crossing few people have ever experienced. We highly recommend aggressive tires for this route.

Spend Monday night tent camping at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs fed swimming pool. Olympic size hot springs fed swimming pool, diving boards, beer and wine bar and excellent food. Dinner and breakfast will be included.

Tuesday Day 4 take an interesting ride off road down the San Luis Valley back to the old Antonito High School where your truck has been securely parked. Have an early dinner and say Adios, or spend the night at the High school again and take off for home Wednesday ?

4 days riding, 5 nights camping or lodging. Under 600 miles. $429.00 includes luggage portage, breakfast & dinner, GPS tracks, Exit Tours Motorcycle club membership. Ride With GPS club membership, T-shirt and participation pin. And the camaraderie of Like -Minded Enthusiasts.

A spectacular ride in a part of the Country with very few people and which few people visit.

Get out of the house and come ride ?

This ride will capped at 35 riders so we ride without a large crowd. We do not ride in large groups

The Spanish Border ADV ride will offer you challenges, scenic landscapes and enough stories to tell for the rest of the year.

Entries are Limited. Don’t Miss Out.  Sign-Up Today.

Included with your Entry:

  • GPS Tracks
  • 4 Days of riding
  • 5 nights camping included  (1 night at a hotel on you if you wish in Taos, NM)
  • 5 Dinners (Fri-Tues), 4 breakfast (Sat-Tues), beverages
  • Beers at Rio Grande Gorge included
  • Local support
  • Exit Tours Club membership
  • Ride with GPS Club membership
  • Camaraderie
  • Bonfires
  • T-Shirt & a participation pin
  • This is a club Adventure ride, not a race, so all motorcycles should be plated and insured on this self-guided GPS based adventure.
  • Passengers are Welcome.
  • GPS tracks will be provided via email before the event.
  • Go places you wouldn’t go on your own.
  • Get out of the House and Enjoy an Epic Adventure !