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Old 01-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #324
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Originally Posted by CA Stu View Post
A nice ride on a big bike from the campground is to Dante's View, then on the way down head right on the dirt at Furnace Creek Wash Rd., take that to the end, left on the asphalt (178) to the T, right on the 127 to Shoshone. Stop for a beverage at The Crow Bar / the gas station, then head back north on the 127, west on 178 over Jubilee Pass, then hit West Side Rd (dirt). When that rejoins the asphalt, backtrack south on Badwater Rd. to the southern entrance to Artist's Drive (it's a one way loop), then when you rejoin Badwater Rd, head north back to camp.

I'd guess it's about 160 miles or so, with about 60-70 miles of fast graded dirt road. Be a nice leisurely ride on a big bike, plenty of places to stop and smell the roses on the way, too.

Edit: 151 miles according to Google Maps http://goo.gl/maps/1xqh9

Edit 2: Hit Artist Drive at sunset = awesome. Been to DV many many times, 2 weeks ago I hit Artist Drive at sunset for the first time. "Wow" doesn't do it justice.
That sounds like a great ride, thanks mate. Think it's going to be Titus one day and your west side road route on the other full day down there. Good times
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