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The Bluff Cortez Loop is located in Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado.  Be sure to keep an eye  on your gas situation and fill up when you can.  Gas stations are sparse in this part of the country.  


Starting in Bluff, this route follows the San Juan River valley East to Montezuma Creek.  At Montezuma Creek, the path turns North to cross a low rocky pass before descending on the far side and eventually turning back East for more hills and curves.


The road follows the valley floor between a series of mesas and wanders East to eventually cross into Colorado.  In Colorado, this route follows the twisting curves of the McElmo Creek valley all the way to Cortez, Colorado.


From Cortez, the path turns Southwest and heads through the valley as the farmlands give way to desert and mesas.  At Chimney rock, the route turns to the Southwest for a short distance before turning back North and into the low hills for more curvy fun. 


In Aneth, this loop leaves the San Juan River to follow the curves of McElmo Creek back North and eventually West to Highway 191.  Here the route turns South for a short ride back to the starting point in Bluff.

Motorcycle Rides, Utah, Colorado, Montezuma Creek, Midnight, Aneth, White Mesa, Dolores

Location:  Southern Utah

Approximate Mileage:  180  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4   Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Ute Mountain Travel Center, Ute Tribal Visitor Center

Bluff Cortez Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.

    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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