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Welcome to Colorado Quad Runners (CQR) Established in 2001, this group of trail riding enthusiasts has a diversity of common interests in exploring and enjoying the back trails of this beautiful state and beyond. Come ride with us! We are excited you have found us and hope you become interested in joining our club.

We are a federally registered 501 (c) (7) social club with an official roster of dues paying members. Current annual memberships are paid through meetup, and the cost is $15.00 per person. You must be a member to join in club events. Your membership includes an initial 30 day free trial

CQR events can be a single day of riding, a weekend trip, or a week long campout. We are a pet friendly group as well. We believe in riding safely with others. Our ride leaders are familiar with the geography and use maps & GPS devices. We are always looking for new places to go and explore. New members often bring that knowledge and experience to the club. Members use a variety of machines, such as utility or sport quads and 2 or 4 passenger side-by-sides. We require everyone to wear a DOT approved helmet.

We work with the BLM and US Forest Service on trail projects. We partner with Stay-The-Trail, and COHVCO to support our riding community. There is a wealth of trail knowledge in this club and an opportunity to learn more from new members.

During a typical weekend or weeklong trip, we plan our daily rides in advance, and try to offer riders a choice of rides based on their skill level and riding preferences.

Please spend some time browsing our event calendar to see if CQR is a good fit for you and your family. We have a 20-year history of exploring the backcountry of Colorado and other Western States. Come ride with us and share our love of the great outdoors!

Also, here's a link where you can buy Club logo attire:

Colorado Quad Runners Club Clothing Store Custom Shirts & Apparel (logosoftwear.com)

Upcoming events (4+)

2023, 717 area camping and riding

717 area (west side) New campsite

Note, each attendee must have a paid CQR meetup membership. New members have a 30 day free trial.

This area is the western most part of the 717 area, It’s about 6 miles north Florissant (North West of Divide). The club has camped in this same area last year, We should be able to make room for 10 or 15 rigs. It’s a popular spot, so we should try to get up early. GPS location[masked], [masked]

Its best to copy the GPS coordinates above and past them in your phone map. Signs will NOT be posted; they are not allowed in this area.

Take US24 to Divide if you are coming from the east. If you traveling west on US24, travel to Florissant.

From Divide: From intersection of US24 & 67 South, go north on CR5

approximately 1 mile to Y go left (west) on CR51. Stay on CR51 for about 10 miles. Look for signs that CR51 makes a right hand turn, if you go straight it will be CR512. Continue on CR51 until it intersects with CR3, continue on CR51 for another 1 mile, camping area is on left at the top of the hill Note CR51 is asphalt for most of the route except for three miles before CR51 & CR3. The dirt road is rough, but passable by any size rig.

From Florissant: take CR31 north west for about 0.3 of a mile, you will see the Thunderbird hotel on the south side of the road. Then turn right and take CR3 for about 6 miles, 4 of which is a dirt road but in good shape.

Stay on CR3 until it intersects with CR51. Turn left on CR51 and the campsite is about a mile down the road on the left

Camping: Camping is DRY with no facilities. The camping area a good size with shade and open areas and a great view (may be windy)

Agenda: We will be looking for some members to lead some rides in this area. The rides will be on 717 trails, moderately difficult, and other trails like 362 and 364 that will be easy gravel roads. There are some fun steep gulches that are fun in a SxS or a brave ATV rider. There are a lot of 50” trails, but wider SxS’ will have good areas to ride as well.

Will leave each morning around 9:00 am for a group ride. Depending on group size or desires, if someone would like to lead a more difficult ride that would be great. Bring lunches, snacks, and drinks.

We will have a Pot Luck dinner Saturday night around 6:00 pm, Please bring something to share if you wish to participate.

Ride: Trail Difficulty in this area ranges from Easy to Difficult. The trail rides will mostly be in the Moderate range with some Difficult in some sections. DOT approved helmets are mandatory for all riders.

MVUM map : Pikes Peak ranger district.

3rd Annual Gal's Weekend, Mushroom Gulch

County Road 307 & County Road 308

We are back for a third year! If you enjoyed the first and/or second trip, go ahead and sign up again. We would love to see you! And if you are new to the club, this is a great way to meet other women who like to ride and to make new friends. This year is a 70's theme.

This is a gals only event, intended as an opportunity for women to be themselves without family obligations and make new friends. So please, "no men, no children." If you need your husband to help you get the rig there and set it up, he is of course welcome at the beginning and end of the trip for that purpose. All of our other trips are family friendly, this is the only one intended just for the gals.

We will be camping in the same place as before, God willin' and the creek don't rise! Coordinates are[masked], [masked]. If these coordinates don't take you to CR 308, then just follow the written directions. Check the coordinates before you go.

Directions: West on Highway 285, 4.7 miles west of the intersection with 24. Turn left on CR-307 just as you are about to go over a bridge, it's easy to miss. Once on CR-307, drive 0.8 miles to CR-308 and turn left again. The campsite will be up the road 1.5 miles on your right. If you miss the first turn onto CR-307, travel about 3 more miles on 285 and pick up the second turn onto CR-307 on your left. Travel back to the intersection with CR-308 and turn right, go 1.5 miles to the campsite. I will post an update if this site is not available.

Agenda: We will have daily rides leaving around 9:00 or 9:30 each day. The trails in the area range from easy to difficult, but we will stick to easy to moderate trails. Maybe with a few exceptions. DOT approved helmets are required, over the ankle boots, gloves, long sleeves and pants are suggested. There are no trail width restrictions. There are lots of wild flowers in the area, so bring a wildflower book if you have one.

Wednesday at 6:00 we will have a "meet and greet" happy hour. BYOB, not a potluck but feel free to bring snacks.

Thursday, we will ride to Salida for lunch. This is a long ride and the last few miles are rough and rocky. If anyone needs assistance on that part of the ride, we will gladly help. This will be an all day ride so bring plenty of water and snacks.

Friday night at 6:00 we will have a 70's Disco Happy Hour so wear your disco fever attire for a group photo. Maybe practice your best John Travolta moves. Please bring an appetizer to share and BYOB.

Saturday afternoon after the ride we will have Happy Hippy Self Pedicures. Please bring a bucket large enough to soak your feet, an extra gallon jug of water, a towel, and polish. Everything else will be provided.

Saturday night at 6:00 we will have a potluck dinner so please bring a dish to share. Following the potluck we will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange. The goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain rather than to gain a genuinely valuable or highly sought-after item. A gift is typically an impractical one that cannot be easily disposed of. Feel free to search your home, basement, garage for a suitable gift but if you prefer to purchase a gift, please keep the cost under $20.00.

Sunday morning we will set up a safe area for shooting. If you want to participate, bring your own gun, ammo, eye protection and ear protection.

Maps: MVUM, San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District, National Geographic Trails Illustrated #130, 131 and 132 cover this area. Also, Charles Wells has a book of the area.

Our Meetup system no longer allows for Guests, so everyone attending needs to individually join Meetup and then join Colorado Quad Runners group for a $15 membership fee. You have 30 days to cancel should you decide not to continue as a member of the club, and your card will not be charged.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for another great time!
Rhonda L.

Arapeen (Utah) Spring Ride

Twelve Mile Flat Campground


After a couple of exploratory rides in this area, it is time to let you all in on this exceptional riding adventure. THIS IS NOT YOUR NORMAL UTAH HOT DRY RIDING there are trees and lakes and streams check out the Google map overview of this area; the Twelve Mile campsite is 10,100-foot elevation. The plan is to DRY CAMP at Twelve Mile Flat campground [masked], [masked]), which is centrally located in the prime riding area. NOTE the Meetup venue description says the campground address is Manti, Utah; this is not in the town of Manti and is best accessed via Mayfield, Utah, by driving up the Twelve Mile road to the campsite. Plan to arrive Tuesday, set up camp ride Wednesday - Saturday, and break camp on Sunday. There are group and individual sites at Twelve Mile that can be reserved we have reserved one group site. If you want a place in the group site, you must notify me to save you a space it's first come, first served. If you cancel, you are responsible for the cost of your space unless you swap with someone else and they notify us that they are going to take your space. Several boondocking sites nearby are accessible for smaller rigs [masked], [masked]), [masked], [masked]), among others in the area. There are several boondocking sites closer to town [masked], [masked]). Some of these boondocking sites closer to town are huge and can be used for all sizes, but these are popular and, in our experience, were kind of crowded and are several miles from the Twelve Mile Site. This is a beautiful and large area to ride and even has its own website Arapeen Trail for more information. For a free Avenza map of the area, go to Arapeen Trail Map and check it out for yourself. There is a mix of 50" - 66" - full-width trails. We have done many rides in the area and have at least three people as guides that are experienced with these trails. There are lakes stocked for fishing if you want to take a down day. These trails are all loops and can be mild or quite wild so bring your skills. As usual, we will do a potluck dinner on Friday. If you are not an actual member, then get it done it's really easy, It’s $15.00 per person per year, or you may start a free 30-day trial.

2023 Guy's Weekend, Mushroom Gulch (fourmile)

Mushroom Gulch (4 mile)

Directions: Travel west on Hwy 24 until it hits 285, turn left. travel 4.7 miles and you will see CR-307 on your left just as you are about to go over a bridge, it's easy to miss. If you do miss CR-307 travel about 3 more miles and pick up the same road on your left. Once on CR- 307. drive 0.7 miles to CR-308 and turn left. the campsite will be up the road about 1.5 miles right. Follow the CQR signs. Camp site GPS location is[masked], [masked] I'll post an update if this site is not available. The campsite is large and flat, the road is dirt and rough, but suitable for any size rig.

Agenda: We will leave for a ride about 9:00 am each day, The only technical riding in this area is China-mans loop which has some rock crawling. We will have a Rudy’s BBQ and sides Saturday night around 6:00 pm. $20.00 per person. For those of you that like to shoot, we will setup a safe area to do so. Ride: Trail Difficulty in this area ranges from Easy to Difficult. The trail rides will mostly be in the Moderate range with some Difficult in some sections. . DOT APPROVED HELMETS ARE MANDATORY for all riders. Be prepared for all weather conditions. Width restrictions: None. .Maps: MVUM, San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District. National Geographic Trails Illustrated #130, 131, and 132 cover this area.

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