Originally Posted by llis
Any idea on what the other rendezvous points are, and when?
"The tour will start out at the Colorado Visitors Center just west of I-25 at the Prospect Road Exit (exit 268) and go about ¼ mile west to the first light, turn left to the parking areas. This is where the groups will gather to use the facilities and take a brief break to freshen up and re-fuel for the exciting drive ahead. Don’t forget to take a few minutes to check out the exhibits at the visitor’s center, there is always something new on hand. Here, we will divide the group into four different subgroups so that we can better manage all level of drivers. There will even be a group for “tour” drivers that are along for the social and scenic aspects of the drive, we will have a group that fits your drive goals.
The actual drive will begin with a trip north to Laramie following Hwy 287, along the route of the historic Overland Stage coach; we just cover the ground a little faster. As an alternate route, we may travel up the Poudre Canyon, a 50 mile ribbon of the twisty asphalt that’s a bimmer paradise. After a brief rest-stop, we then continue to Walden for a special buffet feast at the famous “River Rock Café” in beautiful downtown Walden nestled between the majestic ranges of the Medicine Bow and Mt. Zirkel Wilderness. You will be impressed by their asphalt parking lot were we can park our “special” cars and the rough hewn logs, hand-selected river rock and rustic interior of this local gathering place.
After lunch, its 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 will stop to share some afternoon Ice Cream treats."