Rocky Mountain Monkeys

August 24 – 30, 2024

125cc Mini Motos on Colorado Mountain Trails

That is a dumb idea!  Want to join us?

Here are the Pictures our rides

Join us for a fantastic 6 day adventure ride around the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  This ride will include many of the great passes, including Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, California Pass, Engineer Pass, Cinnamon Pass and options for Black Bear Pass.  There will be many options for Single Track Trails and a lot of just plain great Colorado mountain roads.  

Be sure to put your Trail Gears on the bike.

 This ride will be done all on small 125cc bikes.  Rider will be eating in restaurants along the way and spending each evening in a motel.  Riders will stage our of their own Trucks so bring as much gear as you like. The ride starts in Almont CO and riders do 3 days of loop rides, then Riders move to Ouray CO and do 3 days of loop rides.

All riders must ride equivalent 125cc bikes.  

Four bikes will be allowed: Honda Monkey, Honda Grom, Super Cub, and Honda Trail 125 or equivalent. 

Rules: Everyone on a similar performance bike.  No modified bikes. Factory exhaust required.

If you want to bring a different bike you must be approved by gpsKevin

Bike Exceptions: Lifan "KP Mini", Benelli TNT135

Ride Signup info: 

The cost to join this 6 day ride is $1495.  This covers your lodging for the 6 nights during the ride and the cost of the support truck and driver.  Hotel rooms are double occupancy. This also covers your ride packets which include custom Garmin GPS maps on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.

Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $100 Deposit  (Ride limit is 24 riders)

$100 Deposit

After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.

Note: Riders must make full payment by June 29th, 2024

Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

Refund Policy

Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming.  I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up.  If you need to cancel up to 60 days prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund of you deposit.  Final full payment is due 60 days beforet the ride. If you need to cancel after making final payment  I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund.  In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

Ride Details

 I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy! 

Ride Plan: Rocky Mountain Monkeys 24

Yoda Roberto

Master Yoda gpsKevin 

Photos from the last time Monkey Railway Trails

This video is a mix of Monkeys and CT125

How does the ride navigation work?

This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit.  People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together.  You are not encouraged to ride alone.  You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 

 (see my ride Navigation Video)


Are you right for this ride?

When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  You should be in the more likely to offer help camp.  This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help.  Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?

I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones. 

(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)


Note from me, gpsKevin

My goal for this ride is simple,  great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.

But in addition: the ride is about  discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.



View the ride maps

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.

I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!


The Blue lines are Dirt routes

The Red lines are Railway routes

The Green lines are Easy options

The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints


Q:What if I would like to ride a different bike than the 4 allowed?

A: If you would like to choose another bike you must convince me that it has equivalent performance. The goal here is we are all on the same performance bikes.

Q:How do I contact the other riders?

A: After signup and a few months before the ride I will create and share a ride contact list with all the riders.

Q:Do I need a Garmin GPS for the ride?

A: Yes, all bikes will be required to have a Garmin GPS. While cell phones can work great, there will be several areas where they will not work.  If you do not have a Garmin GPS, you will need to buy one. 

Q:How long is the ride?

A: The 5 day ride is 700 miles.  The longest day is 160 miles, the average day is 140 miles and the shortest day is 106 miles. 

What other monkey rides have we done?

Check out our Monkey Cannonball Across America

Check out our Monkeys to Cabo

Check out our Monkeys on a Canada Railway

Who is going on the ride? 

Yoda gpsKevin

Escondido, CA

Yoda Roberto

Menlo Park, CA

Kenny Y

Oak Hills, CA

Dan B

Maple Grove, MN

Tim B

Anaheim, CA

Charles C

Corona, CA

Marco E

Anaheim, CA

Scott W

Placentia, CA

Garnet H

Corona, CA

Walter S

Kihei, HI

Sudesh S

Grand Prairie, TX