COBDR Weston Pass Open

Aug 13th, 2018
Weston Pass in now open to travel. It was previously closed due to the Weston Pass Fire. However only County Road 22 is open. Forest road 433 and others north of Trout Creek Pass are still closed due to the fire. You may still ride out of Buena Vista and follow the route to Weston Pass. Stay on the track until you come out onto Hwy 285, turn left (North) and stay on 285 until you come to County Road 22. This is the road to Weston Pass and turn left (West) and follow road until you meet up with the route coming out of the forest. You will stay on CR 22 over Weston Pass.

COBDR Plateau Fire Section is NOW OPEN

Aug 13th, 2018
The US Forest Service has announced the lifting of the road closure order which was put in place because of the Plateau Fire. You may now travel the Section 1 from Dolores to Telluride on the route. There is still a lot of smoke and fire activity in the area so we still recommend you take the detour for the next week or two just to help out the fire crews in the area. See the body of the story to get details on detour (re-route).

IDBDR: Road Closure in Section 8

Aug 10th, 2018
The Lightning Creek Road from Clark Fork to Trestle Creek Road is still closed. To reconnect with the route from Clark Fork, remain on Hwy 200 to the junction of Trestle Creek Rd and Hwy 200 where you will remain on Hwy 200 to continue the route as planned.

WABDR: Washout in Section 3

Aug 8th, 2018
Oct 8th UPDATE: Still motorcycle accessible but not 4-wheel, but because there are at least 5 large deadfalls on the track (3 to get over, 2 to get under) and single track in places which has turned this into a difficult section if running solo or on a big dualsport. We've received information that there is a triple washout on Liberty Beehive Road at N47 17.762 W120 26.907. It can be done on little bikes but is almost impassable on the big bikes for all but the most experienced riders.

COBDR Ophir Pass Rock Slide

Jul 31st, 2018
Ophir Pass just beyond Telluride has become more difficult to travel due to several rock slides. The road has been cleared but the rock is deep and loose on along the road. What use to have some hard pack single track to negotiate is now all rock. The route is still doable for those who have experience in this type of rock, but difficult on larger bikes. Caution should be taken when traveling this section and this is not considered one of the toughest parts of the COBDR.

July Matching Fundraiser - ENDED

Jul 30th, 2018
For nearly a decade, the volunteer organization Backcountry Discovery Routes, has created eight off-road routes for the adventure motorcycling community to enjoy. With your previous support, we have created an amazing new route in Southern CA that will be available in 2019. Now, we need your help to complete the Wyoming BDR. Donate by July 31st, and your donation will be doubled!

MABDR Section 8 update July 30th

Jul 20th, 2018
Many of you have seen photos of road closure or experienced it yourself near Waterville, PA in section 8 of the MABDR. Schoolhouse Road at Little Pine Creek Road was closed until further notice. The gate was closed and locked however many riders have been ignoring this and going around it to stay on route. The road is now open to travel again.

AZBDR July 18th Route Update

Jul 18th, 2018
Section 1 has reroute through Empire Ranch. Section 2 partially paved and Pioneer Pass looking better. Section 3 reroute of FSR 203 onto 202 is getting worn into bikes. Forest is open along Mogollon Rim.

Mogollon Rim open for business again

Jul 16th, 2018
The AZBDR has been re-opened along the Mogollon Rim and National Forests surrounding Flagstaff. They were temporarily closed due to concern of fire.

AZBDR Sec 6: Tinder Fire Re-Route Lifted

Jul 16th, 2018
Arizona Tinder Fire closes portion of AZBDR Sec AZ6 Young to Winona has been lifted. FR 139 to FR 95 just north of FR 300 had been closed due to the Tinder Fire on FR 95. You many now use the original track Sec AZ6 Young to Winona

Owl Fire closes portion of NMBDR

Jul 13th, 2018
The Owl Fire has a portion of Section 4 closed right out of Reserve, NM. The route leaves Reserve on Hwy 12 and then turns south on Hwy 180. Because of the closure go directly to Luna via Hwy 180 which is a right turn at junction of Hwy 12 and Hwy 180.

IDBDR Update for July 12th

Jul 12th, 2018
The July 12th Update for the IDBDR. The Magruder Corridor is OPEN. As of July 8th the Lolo Motorway was still closed. FSR 545 is now open again after tree removal north of Lohman.


Jul 12th, 2018
This is the July 12th update for the COBDR. The Weston Pass Fire has a portion of the Sec 4 closed. Cottonwood Pass closed for season. All the rest of the route is open at this time.

IDBDR Sec 2 portion closed for tree removal until July 10th

Jun 22nd, 2018
BOISE, Idaho, May 23, 2018 – The Lowman Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) road 545 to all motorized use while roadside hazard tree removal operations take place as a result of the Pioneer Fire. Known as Long Creek Road and located approximately 4 miles north of Lowman, this closure will remain in effect through July 10. You may travel east to Scott Mountain Rd, and go north to Deadwood Res, where you will pick the route back up.

COBDR Section 1 OPEN in National Forest

Jun 21st, 2018
Colorado BDR Sections 1 is now OPEN in the San Juan National Forest. It was closed due to Stage 3 fire restrictions. The San Juan National Forest has announced a re-opening of the forest to all people and travel. The SJNF will remain on Stage 2 fire status, so this means no open fires of any kind.

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