HU Travellers Meeting Colorado 2013 "Campfire and Ride"

Horizons Unlimited Campfire and Ride Meeting

Friday July 12 - Sunday July 14, 2013 - Grant, Colorado


It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

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Horizons Unlimited Colorado Event Schedule

The event is from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2013. The schedule is pretty laid back, as you'd expect since Greg Frazier is the local organizer!

We're still working on the details, but expect riding as the focus, follow the leader or on your own, with a presentation or two in the evening.

There will be Saturday ride outs (with suggested routes/maps) and possibly group leaders.

Presenters at HU Colorado 2013 include...

Nick Taylor.

Nick Taylor

High Passes & Soft Curves

"A quick trip to the Indian Himalaya Fly-in fly-out trip to Leh and Ladakh on a rented Royal Enfield Bullet. You can have a great experience in a very foreign environment without having to do a lot of planning or taking a lot of equipment."

High Passes and Soft Curves, by Nick Taylor.

After growing up in the North-East of England, Nick seeks out the drier parts of the world! An experienced desert traveler, Nick has made many trips to the Sahara and the Rub' al Khali, as well as spending time in Southern Africa and the slightly wetter parts of South East Asia. Nick lives in Idledale, Colorado, drives Land Rovers and rides BMWs.

Nick Taylor at Chang La.

David Rankine.

David Rankine

Your Alaska Journey

En route to Alaska, by David Rankine.

I am a former Alaska Resident. The presentation is slides of various routes to and from Alaska and the Marine Ferry along with a talk to help people plan their Alaska Journey.

Greg Frazier.

Gregory Frazier

FIVE (and a half!) x RTW

We're pretty sure Greg can be arm-twisted to get up and talk about his FIVE (and a half!) amazing trips around the world!

Greg riding SE Asia
Gregory Frazier riding SE Asia

LOTS of presentations to come! As people register to present we'll list them here.

Horizons Unlimited Colorado 2013 Ride-outs

Dave Rankine has volunteered to lead a ride over some of the easier Colorado passes for people who want to do some guided off pavement group experience. Off road technique instruction as needed. Ride is weather permitting.

Guanella Pass, from Wikipedia.

Guanella Pass from Bierstadt, from Wikipedia

Note: You are spoiled for choice on rides in the area, so let Greg know if you have any particular requests.

Boreas Pass, from Wikipedia.

Boreas Pass in Summer, from Wikipedia

Facilities for a Fantastic Three Days

The Horizons Unlimited Colorado 2013 Campfire and Ride meeting will be held at Terry A Gross memorial park (Geneva Creek), Pike National Forest, Grant, CO 80448.

Entrance to park.

This secluded park features streams on both sides of the property to form an island. An approximately 400 ft. x 150 ft pond is ideal for canoeing and fishing...

The park is secluded from the paved road and neighbors, ideal for friendly motorcyclists ;-)

Riverview from Geneva Creek park, Grant, Colorado. Pavilion in Terry Gross park, Geneva Creek, Colorado.

The park also features 4 horse shoe pits, a bandstand 24ft. x 20ft. a 30ft gazebo with a firepit, 2 very nice & clean restroom facilities are available, two walk bridges over Geneva Creek.

Bandstand. Bandstand.


Camping along the creek is included in your registration fee.

Bridge to camping area.

Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado. Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado.


You won't go hungry! From their website: "We smoke like a narrow gauge engine from Colorado! But our 'engine' belches the primal scent of bar-b-qued meats. Succulent Ribs - Brisket - Pork & Turkey legs."

Al's Pits Bar-B-Que, Geneva Creek Park.

Beef. Rib slab.

And a local delicacy - Fudge!

South Park Fudge, various flavors!

Menu from their website:

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There is also a small "camper store" on site, for firewood, soups and soda.



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