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We are planing a trip for the first 2 weeks in October to Colorado and Utah. We are traveling from St. Louis, MO. We are now making decisions on a specific route. My questions for those in the know concern what should we expect with weather? We plan on trailering to Boulder, leaving the truck and trailer at a relatives place. From there we have about 9 days to tour.
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No guarantee on the weather. Lower elevations generally nice but anything over 9000 feet you better plan for cold and or snow. If the weather holds the mountain riding and sights will be very nice. If you were a month earlier it would be near perfect for fall color. Nice rides on the front range more likely than the mountains. Plan for the cold and hope for the mild - anything between 60's and mid 30's is within the possibility.
 

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No guarantee on the weather. Lower elevations generally nice but anything over 9000 feet you better plan for cold and or snow. If the weather holds the mountain riding and sights will be very nice. If you were a month earlier it would be near perfect for fall color. Nice rides on the front range more likely than the mountains. Plan for the cold and hope for the mild - anything between 60's and mid 30's is within the possibility.
Yep what he said. Any mtn passes 12,000 feet and higher will be chilly but def worth doing. Bring warm clothes to put on but it will be perfect riding with great scenory still . I ride year round here in Colorado. You wont need to really bundle up much except for the mtn passes and/or night riding. During the day the sun is warm and you will be good with light jacket and/or sweatshirt.
 

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September and october can be some of the best riding out here. Be prepared for possible snow in the high country and the chance of closed high passes, ie trail ridge in rocky mountain national park and independence pass near aspen. We love riding that time of year
 

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Same way in Utah unless you stay in the southern part. I mean way south like St George. I have traveled most of the rides high and low North to south. Some years good some years cold and snow. Its all good if you are prepared.
 

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Heated jacket liner. Cold in the mornings. Turn it on. Warm in the afternoon, turn it off. Rode in snow one September in Wyoming.
I like the heated jacket so i dont have to bundle up.
 

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We've seen frost in the mornin that time of yr thru to grand canyon several times, if you camp (we do) or not those thermal back wraps:)(12hr) also are nice alt. but heated gear best and can be rain gear
 
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