I spent about 8 months at Ft. Collin back in 65-66 and would visit the Springs on Friday night and when I got a weekend pass I would drive out into the sticks far beyond the reach of the tourist traps. They have some really cool old abandon towns out in the dirt without the annoying tourist, of course that is what I was!! Unfortunately at the time I didn't have a bike. A little 250cc dirt bike would have been really special to me back then, but no way on a private's pay! No doubt @Matt-CO, you do have some great riding around your areas both dirt and pavement.