8 am: Ride Options: This is our "long day" to enjoy the many scenic rides that include; the Million Dollar Highway, San Juan Skyway "The Swiss Alps of America", Four Corners, Mesa Verde, Vallecito Lake, Chimney Rock, Pagosa Springs, Chama, Navajo Lake, and many more. All rides are on this website and will be discussed on Tuesday night and during the Banquet Dinner. Main ride will focus on the San Juan Loop for a Charity Poker Ride that will last all day!
8 pm: Pajama Bowling: Join us for a night of competitive bowling, but with a bit of a twist. The requirement is that all bowlers are encouraged to wear pajamas, housecoats, etc. or wild costumes purely for fun and laughter. A prize will be awarded to the Best Dressed Pajama Bowler, so get creative! Sorry, no lingerie will be allowed due to minors in the bowling alley. Burgers, pizza, and drinks are available for purchase in the Sky Ute Bowling Lanes.
8:00 am departure from Sky Ute! - Mild to Wild White Water Rafting
Experience the thrill of White Water Rafting with your friends at Mild to Wild Rafting Company. We will have guided trips on the Animas River that can go for a few hours or half a day. They also have scenic Jeep tours if you don't want to get wet! Special motorcycle parking will be available at Mild to Wild which is only 30 minutes from the Sky Ute Resort. Our goal is to be back at the Sky Ute Resort for the annual Reception and Banquet Dinner which starts at 5:00 pm. And if rafting or off-road Jeeps are not your thing, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers daily steam locomotive train trips to Silverton and back. The ride takes you through lush alpine forests, canyons, and high above the rushing Animas River on a beautiful journey that you will never forget. Pictures don't do it justice - you just have to see it to believe it. There are also many other Ride options for those who may want to keep on riding. Please see our Rides tab for more details.
5:00 - 10 pm: Annual Reception and Banquet Dinner - Raffle & Auction - Great Prizes!!!
Join us for an evening of friendship at the Sky Ute Resort starting at 5 pm with a Social Reception, cash bar sponsored by Coors & Jack Daniels, followed by the Annual Banquet Dinner at 6:30 pm, awards and presentations, and a raffle & auction of nice Indian Motorcycle related prizes from Rinehart Racing, Vance & Hines, Freedom Performance, Kuryakyn, Mustang Seats, BuffaloBrand.Co, Freedom Shields, Indian Motor Works of Bayfield, Indian Motorcycle dealerships, Coors, and other businesses. The GRAND PRIZE is a 116 c.i. STAGE 3 BIG BORE KIT courtesy of Grand Prix Motorsports / Indian Motorcycle of the Rockies, and FREE installation labor included at Grand Prix! Special Guest Speaker will be Leah Misch, the "You Go Girl", who has traveled the United States on her Indian Scout delivering an inspiring message of hope, survival, and believing in yourself - one you'll never forget! Several vintage Indian Motorcycles will be on display throughout the 19,000 S.F. banquet and convention room courtesy of Indian Motor Works and area collectors along with some exciting new models from Indian Motorcycle of Albuquerque. Wrapping up the night, and by popular request, will be a special Southern Ute Indian Tribe Performance Dance. Raffle & auction proceeds will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation.
NOTE – volunteers that are working the banquet will need to be back to Sky Ute Resort at 3:00 pm to assist and be available for banquet room set-up.
Advance team of Event Staff volunteers arrives - set up registration area tables, signage, merchandise and Event Bag assembly, AV checks, hand-outs, etc.
Departure Day. Farewell breakfast and depart for home.
Safe travels home and see you all again for Durango Rendezvous IV - June 2019!
Ride Options and Disclaimer: Due to the number of motorcycles expected there will be several different suggested area rides for everyone to consider either with your group or on your own. The suggested rides are described on the RIDES tab above, and will also be discussed during the Tuesday night check-in and during the Banquet Dinner. Everyone is expected to have the proper license, insurance, skills, and knowledge to safely operate a motorcycle. The Durango Rendezvous events and the suggested rides are not required of anyone and everyone who attends, participates or rides does so by their own choice. By attending you understand and agree that you are responsible for your own actions.
This Schedule of Events is subject to change due to unforeseen situations, road conditions, or weather that may be beyond our control. Always bring adequate riding / rain gear. We will do our best to keep all informed.
All sales of merchandise and tickets are final - No Refunds.
9:00 am departure from Sky Ute! - Wines of the San Juan Ride
Depart Sky Ute for group rides to Wines of the San Juan vineyards which is just over the state line in New Mexico (50 minutes from Sky Ute Resort). This beautiful vineyard is located adjacent to the trout filled San Juan River and is the perfect place to relax under a canopy of shade trees. On the way there we will stop for group photos at Navajo Dam. Estimated arrival at WSJ is 11 am. WSJ will have brats, burgers, soft drinks, New Mexico craft beers for purchase along with their renowned wine tasting. Live music (blue grass, jazz or country TBD) will be from 11 am to 2 pm. And as a bonus, WSJ will produce and have for sale a "Limited Edition Durango Rendezvous III" wine, bottled and labeled exclusively for our event. Two scenic routes are available back to Colorado, or to other destinations for the afternoon before dinner. There are many other Ride options for those who may not want to participate in the vineyard event. Please see our Rides tab.
6 to 6:30 pm arrival at Bar D Chuckwagon - Join us for a fun filled night under the stars as the Bar D Wranglers perform their Old West Country Music and Comedy Stage Show which includes a full cowboy dinner and special group seating for our Durango Rendezvous registered guests. Located in north Durango about 45 minutes from the Sky Ute Resort. Paved road and paved parking lot with secure motorcycle parking for us. PLEASE arrive and park your motorcycles by no later than 6:30 pm. The dinner and show starts at 7:30 pm so plan ahead to have plenty of time to park and shop at the Bar D Old West Town on site. The Bar D Chuckwagon Dinner and Show is a very popular summer attraction and can seat up to 700 guests. Get ready for some great food, music, and laughter!
Noon - 8 pm: Welcome Reception / Event Bag Pick-up for Pre-Registered Guests - Sky Ute Casino Resort The Sky Ute Casino Resort is where each Pre-Registered Guest will pick up their Special Event Bag with their name on it during the Tuesday night Reception / Movie Night. Each bag will contain the items you ordered on the website. If you are arriving later or are not staying at the Sky Ute Casino Resort you must pick up your Event Bag at WILL CALL at the Sky Ute Casino Resort before attending ANY of the scheduled events.
8 pm: Movie Night - By popular demand, "Wild Hogs" will again be shown (FREE admission) at the Sky Ute Events Center. Enjoy dinner, drinks, snacks, popcorn, etc. that will be available for purchase. This will be a great time to meet returning friends, welcome new riders, socialize, and enjoy a funny movie. We will have Event Staff volunteers available to discuss the many area rides and scheduled events of the week during the evening, and will have products on display.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to pre-order requirements for food and beverages and seating arrangements for the Banquet Dinner WE WILL NOT SELL TICKETS AT THE DOOR. The cut-off date on this website for purchasing Banquet Dinner tickets is June 1. The cut-off date on this website for purchasing Officially Licensed Indian Motorcycle event shirts & merchandise is May 1. No tickets, no entry, no exceptions. Don't miss out!
8 am: Ride Options: Million Dollar Highway, San Juan Skyway, Chama Loop, Vallecito Lake, Navajo Lake, Telluride, Ouray
10 am - 2 pm: Indian Motor Works Open House - Vallecito Lake & Rusty Shovel Saloon - Billy Goat Saloon Take a tour back in time at Indian Motor Works in Bayfield and see where vintage Indian Motorcycles have been meticulously restored by owner Jeff Grigsby for over 40 years. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see early pristine examples of Indian Motorcycles in a shop that is not open to the public. Just up the road from Indian Motor Works is the Rusty Shovel Saloon on Vallecito Lake (which looks like a smaller version of Lake Tahoe!). The Rusty Shovel will have burgers, drinks, live music, and plenty of motorcycle parking! And on Highway 160 in Gem Village on the way to or from Indian Motor Works, stop in at the Billy Goat Saloon for refreshments, food, and music.
8 pm: ZZ Top Tribute Concert featuring the "Eliminator Band" from Chicago - At the Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center. VIP tickets, center section in front of stage, will be available for Durango Rendezvous guests who purchase before the deadline.