Race Armada TX Colorado Poker Run Rally
Tour one of America’s most scenic byways on the Race Armada TX Poker Run Rally
This reimagined Poker Run Rally is a great opportunity to see some of the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer, visit some of the great towns along this approximatley 240 mile round trip loop and make some cash!
Race Armada TX has taken the traditional Poker Run to a whole new level by partnering up with German app developer, “joinr” to create this “Poker Run Rally” that runs right on your phone! The new app ties in the GPS coordinates of all way-points (towns and businesses) with real time card drawing and scoring to let the game practically play itself! Just open the app, head to each way-point along the Million Dollar Highway Scenic Byway, scan the QR code at the designated location to draw your card (s) and head to the next way-point – it’s just that easy.
No smokey poker room, no ‘tells’, no need to brush up on your copy of “Poker Rules for Dummies”. The JOINR app will keep track of your hand, and let you know how your hand stacks up against the other participants as the game progresses!
The Route: Start your Poker Run Rally journey from Mountain Village, Colorado on Friday, September 27th. From Mountain Village Blvd, you will travel highway 145 along the San Miguel River through Placerville before turning onto Hwy 62 over the Dallas Divide (one of the most photographed places in Colorado). You will continue through Ridgway joining Hwy 550 through Ouray, over Red Mountain Pass, past Silverton, over the Million Dollar Highway and into Durango. From there you will take Hwy 160 to Mancos before heading north to Dolores, Rico and end your journey at the Telluride.Airport. At the Airport’s Hangar 29, join the party as RATX announces the Poker Run Rally payouts. Continue the party with music, a cash bar and the RATX LADIES!!
Payout structure: Payouts will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place hands as well as the lowest ranked hand.
Your basic “Buy In” is $100 for the opportunity to draw 5 cards which will make up your own personal “Poker Hand”. The best poker hand, using standard poker hand rankings, wins. You also have the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ your hand to the 7 card Texas Hold ‘Em hand for an additional $20 per hand. Any hands that are purchased after the 1st hand are only $50 per hand plus any upgrade to Texas Hold ‘Em.
The “Million Dollar Highway” gets its name from the estimated value of the ore-bearing mining tailings fill that was used to construct the road (and because it was incredibly expensive to build!). The highway passes over Red Mountain Pass (11,008 feet) and the Uncompahgre Gorge. A marvel of extreme engineering, it was designed by Russian immigrant Otto Mears and slices through rugged mountains as it follows old stagecoach routes and former pack trails.
Race Armada Texas (RATX) is a rally group based out of Houston TX. Starting in 2013, RATX has hosted over 50 events ranging from local Houston meets to full on, five-day, 1,000+ mile, multi-state road rallies. Most notably, RATX is known for their poker run rally starting back in 2015.
Cars & Colors 4 Day Festival Pass not required to enter the 2019 Poker Run Rally. This new format will replace the Road Rally format from the last few years of the Cars & Colors Rally.
- Location: Start Mountain Village, End at Telluride Airport
- Schedule: Friday, September 27