There are four spots left on our Colorado Rocky Mountain High Scouting Adventure, so don’t snooze on this one. If you’re a regular reader of our newsletters, you’re already hip to the jig of our scouting trips: they’re diamonds in the rough that are fun for riders who are open to unexpected experiences.

Those of you who prefer polished itineraries should definitely consider joining the fun on a future run, but don’t worry: we’ll probably still throw in a U-turn or two to keep things interesting. It’s the MotoQuest way!


From the desk of Phil Freeman, MotoQuest’s founder:

“I would like to cordially invoice you to join our Colorado Rocky Mountain High Scouting Adventure. (That was a typo, but it is what I meant.) Read on for more details.”


Colorado Rocky Mountain High Adventure
September 26 – October 7, 2020

Projected Future Adventure:


Motorcycle Options: 
Suzuki DL650XT V-Strom Adventure
BMW F 750 GS
BMW F 850 GS
BMW R 1250 GS

Here are (more than) a few words from Phil Freeman, MotoQuest founder, regarding our up-and-coming Colorado Rocky Mountain High Scouting AdventureYes, we’re plagiarizing from our own previous newsletter. We’ll sue ourselves later.

“I have always wanted to explore the backroads of Colorado, having seen the photos and heard the stories of the high pass dual-sport roads that crisscross the Rocky Mountains. Being born and raised in Alaska, I am always attracted to remote regions surrounded by pristine wilderness, but have never had the opportunity to explore this rugged and scenic corner of our country. This year, the opportunity presented itself. We turned our eyes to the Rockies. I have spent the past 20 years developing rides throughout the world, but I’ve never been more excited than I am about what we have developed for Colorado. I personally love jeep trails, abandoned gold rush towns, water crossings, and that indescribable euphoria when you kill the engine and gaze out at mountains as far as the eye can see. I know that our Colorado Rocky Mountain High Scouting Adventure will deliver all this and more.

“We are blessed with Colorado-based staff with intimate knowledge of the world-class dual-sport roads that the Centennial State has to offer. We will be mounting up knobbies and meeting in Grand Junction, CO for a 12-day adventure encompassing the highest passes, Pikes Peak, quaint ski towns, comfortable accommodations, free days with multiple riding options, and two nights in Moab, Utah, so you can explore the epic surroundings of that outdoorsy desert town. I will be accompanied by two guides, both of whom are locals intimately familiar with Colorado.

“As with every scouting endeavor, we will be fine-tuning what I foresee to be one of our premier dual sport adventures, so we will be looking for riders who are fine with adversity, open to the spirit of camaraderie and teamwork, and helpful with input as to how to make this trip better in the future. As with any MotoQuest adventure, safety comes first, but laughter and great memories are our priority. I sincerely hope that you consider joining me and the MotoQuest team to scout the high passes and backroads of Colorado.

“Are you ready for some fun?”