RideAbout65.4 – Day 9 – Montrose, CO to Vernal, UT


Total distance: 206.06 mi
Download file: Day-9.gpx


Today’s Mileage: 206 miles

Total Trip Mileage so far: 1840 miles


Now we are starting to get into the super scenic areas of this region.  North of Grand Junction, CO the road really starts to turn to motorcycle mapping.  I start to see all kinds of references to dinosaurs – this must be one of the main dig areas since the Dinosaur National Monument is up here.  Also there is the town of Dinosaur that we pass through with aptly named streets, Brontosaurus, etc.  Dinosaurland…like Disney World and the Mouse?  Pretty interesting!  Pat’s campground is about 50 miles north of Vernal so we split off.  It is still raining so he may have to ride a bit in the dark and rain.

A pretty quiet evening, no nocturnal attacks by Velociraptors.



North of Grand Junction, CO on Route 191

North of Grand Junction, CO on Route 191




Tom Carter
Franklin, Tennessee

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Motorcycle Rider/ Racer/ Tester

Husband/ Dad/ Grandfather/ Great-Grandfather

Planet Earth Arrival 1947

First rode a motorcycle around 1958

Still riding today…