DesertX Dirty Dozen

Introducing the Ducati Dirty Dozen

Conquer the Rockies and earn your Badge

Welcome to our off-road adventure challenge designed to inspire DesertX riders. 

Ducati Dirty Dozen is a curated series of mountain passes that will test your skills and create lifelong memories. The expansive network of Colorado mountains and off-road trails serve as the perfect backdrop for this remarkable adventure challenge.  

The Challenge

The Dirty Dozen consists of twelve specially selected mountain passes, each exceeding 12,000 feet above sea level. Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, these trails are a magnet for Adventure Riders across North America, and now it's your turn to conquer them.

Your journey begins as you follow the paths of old mining trails, weaving through picturesque mountainsides that offer a constantly changing terrain. Prepare yourself for the challenges that lie ahead across ever-shifting conditions and stunning summits that will test your skills and ignite your spirit.

But this isn't just about the ride; it's about capturing the moment and sharing your achievements to inspire others. At each mountain pass, seek out the iconic "Signpost" and document your achievement. Share your images on social media, tagging @DucatiUSA and using the hashtag #DucatiDirtyDozen. 

Mountain Passes

Conquer the Mountain Peaks below and wear that badge of honor for completing the 'Dirty Dozen'. Click on the passes below for trail overviews, difficulty, history, and more.

Imogene Pass - 13,114 ft

Imogene Pass stands tall at 13,114 feet, offering riders a thrilling ascent through rugged terrain and captivating alpine vistas. As one of Colorado's highest mountain passes, Imogene will test your skills while rewarding you with breathtaking panoramic views.

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Black Bear Pass - 12,840 ft

Black Bear Pass presents a formidable challenge for adventure riders seeking an adrenaline rush. With its steep descents, narrow switchbacks, and breathtaking drops, this pass is not for the faint of heart. Brace yourself for an exhilarating and heart-pounding ride.

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Cinnamon Pass - 12,620 ft

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cinnamon Pass, where the alpine scenery unfolds before your eyes. This pass offers a mix of serene valleys, cascading waterfalls, and magnificent wildflower meadows, creating a picturesque setting that will leave you in awe.

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Engineer Pass - 12,780 ft

Engineer Pass takes riders on an unforgettable journey through rugged landscapes and old mining remnants. As you navigate this pass, you'll be immersed in Colorado's rich history while marveling at the stunning mountain views that surround you. 

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Corkscrew Pass - 12,220 ft

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on Corkscrew Pass. With its tight switchbacks and challenging terrain, this pass will put your off-road skills to the test. Be ready to conquer the twists and turns of this thrilling trail.

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Hurricane Pass - 12,700 ft

Hurricane Pass promises an exhilarating ride through striking mountain scenery. As you ascend to its lofty heights, you'll be greeted by sweeping vistas, towering peaks, and the invigorating rush of conquering this impressive pass. 

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California Pass - 12,900 ft

California Pass offers an incredible off-road experience in the heart of the Rockies. This pass showcases the majestic beauty of Colorado's wilderness, from expansive valleys to rocky slopes, making it a must-ride destination for any adventurer seeking natural grandeur.

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Stony Divide Pass - 12,588 ft

Stony Divide Pass invites riders to explore a remote and rugged terrain, where rocky trails wind through pristine wilderness. Prepare to immerse yourself in solitude as you navigate this challenging pass, surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks. 

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Tincup Pass - 12,154 ft

Tincup Pass promises an unforgettable adventure through a historic mining region. As you traverse this pass, you'll witness remnants of Colorado's mining heritage while being captivated by the stunning alpine landscapes that unfold before you. 

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Cumberland Pass - 12,034 ft

Cumberland Pass beckons riders with its serene beauty and a sense of solitude. This pass offers a tranquil escape into nature, where you can ride through peaceful valleys and immerse yourself in the serenity of the Colorado Rockies.

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Hancock Pass - 12,208 ft

Hancock Pass offers riders an opportunity to experience the best of Colorado's backcountry. This pass showcases the region's natural beauty with its dense forests, picturesque meadows, and glimpses of wildlife, creating a serene and captivating riding experience.

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Mosquito Pass - 13,185 ft

Mosquito Pass is not for the faint of heart. As one of Colorado's highest passes, it presents a challenging ascent along a steep and rocky path. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the mountain's pinnacle.

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Please note: In order to use the routes in the buttons above, you will need to download the OnX Maps app on your device.

Get a Taste for What’s Ahead

Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock and Jamie Robinson of MotoGeo set out to tackle the Dirty Dozen Challenge in just five days and document their adventure. 

Across these five exhilarating days, they conquered all twelve peaks, tackling every climb, water crossing and narrow mountain trail. Be prepared to be inspired to test your own riding abilities and embrace the spirit for adventure that fueled their quest to conquest the Dirty Dozen.

Twelve peaks, 5 days, and all offroad.

Join us as we unveil the Ducati Dirty Dozen Challenge through the lens of MotoGeo. Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and left yearning for your own adrenaline-soaked adventure.

Don't miss out—watch the three gripping episodes that will transport you into the heart of the action. The Ducati Dirty Dozen awaits you! 

Dirty Dozen Episode 1
Dirty Dozen Episode 2
Dirty Dozen Episode 3

The Reward

To claim the “Ducati Dirty Dozen” badge, complete all twelve mountain passes and provide proof for each one. Your collection of twelve images, featuring you, your DesertX and the required tags, rewards you as a Ducatisti who conquered this challenge.
Submit Your Entry

Please send your submission to and provide the below information in your email.

  • Your name
  • Instagram handle
  • Ensure you have all 12 photos of you and your DesertX at the signpost, tagging @DucatiUSA and #DucatiDirtyDozen 
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