Ute Cup

2021 Ute Cup – August 21st-22nd

Update: Pre-registration is now open! Click HERE to access the form.

Location: LaGarita, CO (Embargo Creek) – Google Map Below

Directions to Pits:

Travel to Del Norte, CO. Go west about 9 miles on US160 out of town.
Turn RIGHT on CR 18 (Pinon Hill Rd) and go about 1.5 miles
Bear RIGHT on CR 15 (N. River Rd) and go 1/2 mile
Turn LEFT on CR 65 which is also FR 650 or “Embargo Creek Road”
Travel on FR 650 for about 21 miles – it will go up through a series of switch backs; after the climb tops out it will open into a clearing where the pits will be (see Google Map above).

What is the Ute Cup?

If not familiar, the Ute Cup is a unique two-day trials event hosted in the alpine terrain of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It features an epic loop trail sometimes more than 25 miles – usually parts of the loop go above treeline (11,000-12,000 feet of elevation). Sections do not contain splits/gates – all competitors ride the same line following the tape. The difficulty may be described as upper-intermediate to advanced (depending upon one’s local club class designations).

Pictures from 2020 Ute Cup @ LaGarita Location at approximately 13,000 ft. elevation.

Completing the Ute Cup is a worthy accomplishment for both the rider and the machine – usually recognized with a finishing pin. Winning the Ute Cup puts one into a prestigious group.

Pictured: Mike Stokes (1975), Curt Comer (1980), Karl Davis, Jr. (2019), Bill Brokaw (1970-71), Daniel Blanc-Gonnet (2018), Andy Saum (1986), and Ray Peters (1995-97, 2020)

List of Ute Cup Winners 1970-Present

Click HERE to see some cool Ute Cup history and photos. (Ute Cup Memories thread on ADVrider.com – * this link is not affiliated with the RMTA).

** Conquer the West: …  To “conquer” the west you must attend at least four of the seven events and participate in both days.  The class you ride does not matter and how you place does not matter.  Your goal is to travel, ride trials, have fun and meet new people!  If you accomplish this goal you will receive a custom finisher’s jacket!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/ctwtrials/

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