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2019 Ute Cup Pre-registration Form

Dates: August 17-18th, first rider out at 9:00AM each day. Check-in will begin Friday (16th) from 5:00PM - 7:00PM.

Location: Link to Google Map of Pits

Directions: From Interstate 25 take exit 74 for CO-165 W towards Colorado City, Rye, and San Isabel. Head West on 165 for 25 miles and turn left on Ophir Creek Rd (dirt Road). After 1.2 miles stay Left at Y in the road. After 7 miles turn Left onto Co Rd 360/Co Rd 369. Head southeast on Co Rd 360/Co Rd 369 toward Greenhorn Mountain Rd for 9.8 Miles.


Coordinates:37° 56’41.89”N  105° 06’8.38” Camp Area.

Trials masters: John Sinks and Ray Barnard.

Entry Fee: $100 ($50/day).

2019 Ute Cup Supplemental Rules / 2019 Rider Info

Notes on the 49th Annual Ute Cup: This year’s edition will be in the San Isabel National Forest, a few hours west of Pueblo, CO.  Keep in mind that the pits will be primitive camping with portable toilets provided, located in a beautiful alpine meadow (see map link above).  Out of courtesy, generators should be turned off at 9PM, so please plan on bringing warm sleeping bags!

Spark arrestors and Colorado OHV tags are required.  OHV tags will be available on site for $25, correct change is appreciated!

Tech and Check in from 5-8 pm Friday night, 8-9 am Saturday morning.  All bikes need to be clean upon arrival, tires will be sprayed for foreign pest control during tech inspection. You will pay the entry fee at this time and purchase your OHV tag if needed. Rider start times will be posted Friday night.  The Ute Cup is a great event to ride with friends and family, so we will make every effort for groups of riders to be on close start times.

The Loops: The loop will follow parts of the Cisneros, St. Charles, and Snowslide trails.  Plan to carry enough fuel for loops around 25 miles. August in Colorado’s alpine terrain can provide variable weather conditions;  thunder storms roll in quickly with possibilities of lightning, hail, etc… It is highly recommended to pack quality rain gear!

Day 1 Loop / Day 2 Out and Back - Click to view maps of each day's loops. 

ute cup photoWhat 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).

ute cup photoCompleting 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 including the 2017 winner Ryan Young and the 2018 winner Daniel Blanc-Gonnet.

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).